The Thirsty Korean announces closure of Chorlton restaurant as they seek out a new venue

Its much-loved owner Eunji has told her customers, 'Find me and I will be here with big arms opened to hug you all'.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 12th January 2024

Local gem and one of Greater Manchester’s very best food spots, The Thirsty Korean, has sadly announced it is closing its much-loved Chorlton restaurant.

Confirming the closure of the Manchester Road spot via Instagram on Thursday evening, owner Eunji Noh revealed that the quaint and cult-favourite Korean location is coming to the end of its lease after five years and will soon be moving on.

Having first opened the original restaurant up to Chorlton residents back in 2019, Eunji detailed that the team now have just two and half months left before they will have to find new premises, urging diners to come in whilst they still can.

However, as she explained in the lengthy social media post, “It will be the long goodbye but hopefully it will be a new start [for] us in the future.”

The local legend said that running the relatively small site but always busy operation “has never been easy but I had lots of fun and great memories with you all lovely people.”


She goes on to say that “the next venue has not been decided”, with there still plenty of questions as to when and where they will set up shop once again, “but for sure, it will be soon and you will know about our news if you keep following The Thirsty Korean“.

Known for incredible and authentic Korean food, not to mention at great value for money – part of the reason they’ve always been so popular — regardless of their time in southwest Manc suburb ticking down, their reputation has only grown bigger and better.


They were also chosen by Sacha Lord as one of the first dining establishments to be celebrated ans supported on behalf of Greater Manchester’s hospitality scene, with the Night Time Economy Adviser paying everyone’s bill there for one night only.

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As reiterated throughout the, she signed off by simply saying: “I love you, loved you lots and will love you. Hope to see you soon and let’s celebrate our beautiful and cheerful end of The Thirsty Korean!

“Please stay with us and don’t forget about us. Find me and I will be here with big arms opened to hug you all.”


We sincerely hope to see Thirsty Korean back on their feet and flourishing in a brand new space sooner rather than later — it’s far too good to disappear completely.

Sadly, it’s been a week filled with news like this, as iconic NQ venue Black Dog Ballroom was one of multiple venues that confirmed they will be shutting down.

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