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Frisco Is Rapidly Becoming an Asian Dining Destination

A number of exciting new eateries will open at the Frisco Ranch development

Matcha and milk soft-serve at SomiSomi
Amy McCarthy is a reporter at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

It used to be that Dallas’ suburbs were packed with bland, middle-of-the-road chain restaurants, but Frisco’s new Frisco Ranch development is seriously challenging that assumption.

Leasing documents from Newquest Properties, the developer behind the property at Preston Road and Warren Parkway in Frisco, indicate that it will soon become home to a slate of exciting new Asian eateries, including a new DFW location of Taiwanese boba tea chain Sharetea, and a second outpost of splashy Korean barbecue destination Gen Korean BBQ. No names have been announced just yet, but there also appear to be hot pot and dim sum restaurants planned for Frisco Ranch.

Also potentially en route is SomiSomi, a California dessert shop known for its soft serve-filled taiyaki, or fish-shaped ice cream cones. Available in flavors like matcha, ube, and black sesame, SomiSomi’s offerings are the definition of Instagram-friendly thanks to their strikingly bright colors and a bounty of toppings to add plenty of visual interest.

Back in August, CultureMap also reported that San Francisco’s Marafuku Ramen will also open its first Texas outpost at the development. Known for its chicken and tonkotsu broths, Marafuku is expected to debut in October. Japanese cream puff chain Beard Papa’s is also en route. When this slate of new restaurants debuts, they’ll join outposts of Rice Chicken, Kura Revolving Sushi Bar, and 85C Bakery Cafe that are already open at the development.

Eater has reached out to representatives for SomiSomi, Gen Korean BBQ, and Sharetea for more details on when these new spots will debut in Frisco.