During the early months of 2020 when people weren’t visiting bars and restaurants amid the onset of COVID-19, chef Wes Yoo began a Korean pop-up at his brick and mortar gastropub, The Gerald, to serve the foods he grew up on in Seoul. Wanting to continue sharing the childhood dishes that comforted him during the pandemic, Wes officially renamed his Ballard restaurant WeRo Korean Kitchen later that year. 

In Korean, “WeRo” means many things, including “to comfort.” Wes wanted to bring that warmth to a city in crisis. Today, his business draws crowds eager to enjoy his Korean cuisine paired with hand-crafted cocktails. His menu includes favorites like Korean-style chicken wings and tenderloin beef tartare and reflects the diversity of delicious dishes available in Korea.

Business Owner
Wes Yoo

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