FULTON MARKET — Restauranteur Billy Dec is bringing his Southeast Asian eatery Sunda New Asian to Fulton Market.
Dec has signed a lease with Sterling Bay to open the restaurant 333 N. Green St.
“In joining the Fulton Market neighborhood…, we hope to continue our tradition of building community, offering the best of what new Asian cuisine has to offer, and meeting a growing demand for our elevated take on Southeast Asia culinary traditions we grew up on,” Dec said in a statement.
Sunda will offer modern dishes inspired by Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and more.
The Fulton Market location will include signature items from the original River North location including garlic crab noodles, spicy tuna crispy rice and hand-rolled sushi.
Guests will also find new menu items in Fulton Market’s more casual atmosphere. The restaurant will span 8,400 square feet of ground-floor space with indoor and outdoor seating.
Dec opened Sunda in 2009 alongside chef/partner Michael Morales, whose families came from the Philippines. The restaurant was inspired by culinary travels through Southeast Asia.
Dec plans to raise $20 million and open seven locations across the country, starting with the Fulton Market location, according to Crain’s.
In addition to the Fulton Market location, Dec has signed a lease to open a restaurant in Tampa, Crain’s reported.
Sunda is expected to open in spring 2022.
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