Chefs and Restaurants

Chefs to Watch 2020: Bill Jeong and Chung Jeong, Paju, Seattle

Esther Tseng

When Bill Jeong and Chung Jeong (no relation) first opened their 1,000-square-foot simple restaurant with concrete floors and beige walls in Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne neighborhood in August 2019, no one could have predicted what was to come. But even during an incredibly turbulent year for restaurants, Paju has quickly become a favorite among a dining audience hungry for something new: risk-taking and refined takes on Korean flavors.