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A New Cajun-Asian Restaurant Will Open in the Bishop Arts District

Krio is en route with chicken jambalaya egg rolls and seafood boils

Expect Cajun classics with a Southeast Asian twist at Krio
Courtesy Krio
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Krio, a new restaurant that combines Cajun and Asian flavors, will soon open its doors in the Bishop Arts District.

Permits filed with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission indicate that the restaurant will open at 233 West 7th Street in the coming months. The restaurant is an offshoot of the pop-ups and crawfish boils that co-owners Dan Bui and Connie Cheng have been doing across the city, focusing on dishes that fuse together Asian and Cajun classics.

That means diners can look forward to dishes like Krio’s signature chicken jambalaya egg rolls and seafood boils that boast Southeast Asian flavors. At previous pop-ups, Cheng and Bui have served up chicken-sausage gumbo, customizable protein-and-rice bowls, and banh mi-style po’ boys. Cheng tells Eater that diners can expect “boils, baskets, and other surprises” when Krio makes its debut.

Cheng currently estimates that construction on Krio’s space will take about four to six months, so expect Krio to make its debut sometime in late 2019 or early next year.