East Trading Co.
This new restaurant from I-Miun Liu (owner of Oasis Tea Zone
and Eastern Cafe
) and Michael Chu (previously the bar manager of Ba Bar
), who recently opened the Dynasty Room
craft cocktail bar pop-up in the International District's iconic Four Seas Restaurant
, serves Chinese zodiac-inspired cocktails infused with herbs and tea alongside Korean and Chinese appetizers. The decor by local "art-based creative firm" Electric Coffin (who also did the decor for Dynasty Room) features a fully functional spinning zodiac wheel on the wall and a gift shop with sundries and snacks like wasabi peas and lime-flavored Lay's chips from China.
East Trading Company
514 E Pike St,
Hours: 4 pm-2 am
Daily 10 pm-close ($7 Pueblo Viejo & Rainier boilermaker, $7 Crown Royal shot and kimchi back, $7 Ketel One peach & orange blossom botanical, $4 fancy instant ramen, $5 Oasis popcorn chicken, $5 fried chicken wings, $4 tofu and seaweed salad).