Janchi is now open. With 35 booths and tables, Janchi is a self-grill restaurant with individual grills where diners can select and cook from marinated beef short ribs, brisket, beef tongue, shrimp, scallops and other items. There's also a grilled in the kitchen menus featuring marinated meats and seafood.
Update 11/19/16: Was told at 10:45am today that grand opening has been pushed to this coming Wednesday but a portion of the restaurant will be open for a "soft opening" until then
Update 11/17/16: An email came in at 1:41 PM today from Kevin L of Janchi Korean BBQ and Bar. He indicate that Janchi will be having its grand opening on Saturday, November 19th (yes, that's just two days from today) with limited seating. Hours of operation are 11:30am to 2:30pm and 5pm to 10:30pm. He indicates the bar is currently beer and wine only. Their phone is 805-370-1777.
Update 10/9/16: Still no specifics on timing but they have the permanent Janchi Korean BBQ signs up!
Originally posted 6/5/16:
A public notice of application to sell alcoholic beverages has been made at the former homes of TGI Fridays and the short-lived DISH Restaurant (that vacated the space on November 14, 2013 after a 14 month stint). The name of the business is Janchi Korean BBQ and Bar. No other information at this time, but stay tuned.
What does janchi (잔치) mean in English? "Feast" or "banquet." And there ya have it. For now, at least.