by Marc Hurwitz
It looks like a new restaurant could be replacing a dining spot in Brighton that is known for its Japanese fare.
According to a licensing board hearing page within the City of Boston website, Jongro BBQ is looking to acquire the beer and wine license from Ittoku on Commonwealth Avenue, with the plan being to operate in that space. Based on the name, it appears that the proposed eatery would feature Korean cuisine, though it does not seem to be connected to a Korean restaurant in Manhattan with the exact same name.
The hearing is scheduled for March 13, so more may be known on the planned new restaurant (and the exact status of Ittoku) by later next week.
Ittoku first opened in late 2013, taking over the space where a location of Petit Robert Bistro had once been; the dining spot offers such items as sushi, yakitori, ramen, and more.
The address for Ittoku (and the proposed Jongro BBQ) is 1414 Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton, MA, 02135.
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