Sang Yoon's Lukshon, located in the Helms Bakery complex, is just steps away his other eatery Father’s Office. But the similarities end with chef and geography. Where Father’s Office is one of the city’s first gastropubs with a decidedly American menu—that burger!—Lukshon is the first of its own kind—an upscale and polished restaurant that reinterprets Southeast Asian flavors. Glorious spicy chicken pops is an addicting bowlful of drumettes slathered in thick sweet soy sauce and sprinkled with subtly spicy Sichuan salt. While dishes like Dan Dan noodles and Chinese black mushrooms may seem ordinary, they’re reinvented just enough so you don’t mind paying the upscale prices. To end, the nightly-changing dessert—carrot cake one evening, mango panna cotta another—is complimentary and, invariably, fantastic.
3239 Helms Ave
|Opening hours:||Mon 5:30-10pm; Tue-Thu noon-3pm, 5:30-10:30pm; Fri noon-3pm, 5:30-10:30pm; Sat 5:30-10:30pm|
|Price:||Average main course: $12|