About Us


Learn more about Chan Seattle, the team and our concept


Executive Chef and Owner

Heong Soon Park

A native of South Korea, Chef Park grew up a world traveler living in places such as Malaysia and Switzerland prior to moving to the United States. Chef Park was first exposed to the restaurant business while working at his parent’s Japanese restaurant in Anchorage, Alaska. After graduating from business school, he moved to Seattle and quickly discovered Pike Place Market. He then found the space that became Bacco Café (upstairs) and later the original Chan Seattle location (downstairs).

While operating Bacco, Park attended culinary school at the Art Institute in Seattle specializing in French and Italian cuisine. He opened Chan in 2012 which quickly garnered praise from critics and diners alike. Park has gone on to win a Rising Star Award from StarChefs for Sustainability in 2015. In 2020, Park went on to open the highly successful Meet Korean BBQ restaurant in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood which has garnered a reputation as one of the top spots for high quality Korean BBQ in the Seattle area.

In the fall of 2022, Park relocated Chan Seattle to a larger, completely updated space within the Paramount Hotel to serve more hungry customers. It remains the only modern Korean restaurant in downtown Seattle and is a favorite of locals and travelers alike.

Chef Heong Soon Park

Innovation on Tradition

From Past to Present

Chan offers traditional Korean dishes using Western ingredients and modern cooking techniques. Korean-born Chef Heong Soon Park and his team bring diners an outstanding array of powerful flavors which blend spicy, salty, sour, sweet and umami on the plate.

Our focus is on the creating a complete, immersive culinary experience for our diners marrying the traditional flavors of Korean cuisine with an innovative approach. Our full cocktail bar features an array of craft cocktails developed specifically to complement our menu.

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