A popular Chinatown restaurant will soon have a second location in a high-traffic area of the city: Shōjō (9 Tyler St., Boston) will join a growing list of local establishments set to open at Logan Airport as part of a push to overhaul the hub’s dining options.
Chef Mike Stark’s menu will find a home in Terminal C, with daily operations falling to SSP America, alongside the airport’s concessions developer and manager, MarketPlace Development.
Shōjō first opened in 2012 under the ownership of Brian Moy, whose family has a long history of running restaurants in Chinatown, including China Pearl and Ho Yuen Ting. Moy’s goal with Shōjō was to introduce a contemporary take on Asian cuisine and cocktails. Stark — whose background includes time as chef de cuisine at Toro in the South End, along with an opening position at Tiffani Faison’s Tiger Mama in Fenway — has been at the helm of the kitchen for over a year, leading menu development not just at Shōjō but also at Moy’s spinoffs, BLR by Shōjō and Ruckus, a noodle bar that opened last year.
Shōjō’s menu includes items like kimchi fried rice, bulgogi beef bao, chicken wings, duck fat fries, hamachi poke, and miso-buttered ramen noodles with duck egg yolk.
Elsewhere in the airport, travelers will soon find more of Greater Boston’s iconic cheap eats options, including Kelly’s Roast Beef, Santarpio’s Pizza, and Sullivan’s. Other airport expansions of several full-service and fast-casual local restaurants will include Lucca Restaurant & Bar, chef Jody Adams’ Mediterranean restaurant Trade and its sibling Greek restaurant Saloniki, two Michael Schlow restaurants (Tico and Alta Strada), plus Monument Restaurant & Tavern from Charlestown, Not Your Average Joe’s, B. Good, and Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar.
The earliest local additions to Logan Airport, including Shōjō, will likely open early in 2019, with further openings to follow.