Hotline from Queens Team Has Soft-Opened in Parkside


Hotline plate of mapa dubu, kkanpoong saewoo, and japchae bap. Yelp photo via Dawn B.

Well, that was fast. The Queens superette team (Clara Lee and Eddo Kim) just soft-opened their junghwa hybrid Korean-Chinese restaurant this past Sunday called ~HOTLINE~ in the former Boavida. They launched with takeout (take it to the beach!) and delivery, starting with limited hours (Thu-Fri 4pm-9pm and Sat-Sun 11:30am-9pm)—they’ll eventually expand to Thu-Mon 11:30am-9pm, with indoor dining coming, too.

For now, you can pick up a variety of plates with entrées, sides, and add-ons, making it easy to scale up or down, whether you’re solo or dining as a family. Dishes include mapa dubu (tofu, shiitake, scallion), yachae bokkeum bap (rice with carrot, scallion, egg), kkanpoong saewoo (fried prawn, scallion, dried chili, garlic, ginger), japchae bap (vermicelli, white rice, onion, carrot, garlic chive, wood ear mushroom), gun mandoo (dumpling with Impossible pork, napa cabbage, garlic chive, scallion), and more (check out the menu here). One of each, please. As they say on their site, you can expect food that is “quick, not fast.” Wine and beer are also available. 3560 Taraval St. at 46th Ave.