Downtown’s Neo Delicatessen has relocated after a decade of operations.
Wha Nyun Kim owned a pizza restaurant in South Korea before moving to Kansas City in 2002. A decade ago she opened Neo Delicatessen at 911 Main St., and has since built such a strong following that Commerce Arcade recruited her for one of its spots.
She softly reopened this week at 1000 Walnut St., Suite 205, with a grand reopening scheduled for Friday.
The breakfast/lunch operation offers signature Korean dishes like bibimbap (a mixed rice dish) and bulgogi wraps with grilled Korean barbecue beef, as well burgers, sandwiches and mini-sandwiches, wraps, BLTs, salads, soups, and breakfast burritos and breakfast sandwiches.
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It also serves daily specials like Tuesday’s pork schnitzel sandwich and Wednesday’s Philly cheesesteak sandwich.
Debra Heacock, a customer from Day One at the original location, recommends Neo’s egg salad sandwich and the turkey burrito.
It’s that kind of loyalty that keeps Kim passionate about the industry.
“Customers like us and I love this business,” she said.
Kim also is an artist and has sold a few of her paintings to customers. Several of her floral scenes now decorate the two-story space.
Hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed Saturday and Sunday.
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