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Oppa’s Kitchen & Bar Korean Cuisine welcomes Malden Reads diners

MaldenReadsMalden Reads is excited to announce the second offering in the Malden Eats Community Dining series. We invite you to share a convivial meal, at the same time exploring themes related this year’s Malden Reads selection, “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan. You do not need to have read the book to attend.

On Tuesday, March 17 at 7 p.m., join fellow Maldonians for an authentic Korean meal at Oppa’s Kitchen & Bar at 157 Pleasant St. in Malden.

Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day at this completely refurbished restaurant space on Pleasant Street. Oppa’s Kitchen & Bar, located at the site of the former Massimo’s Restaurant, was opened last September by co-owners Tony Wong and Steven Wu. According to Wong, the two are excited to be part of downtown Malden’s thriving dining community.

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“We actually flipped the entire place,” he says. “Mayor Gary (Christenson) wanted to bring an Asian flair to the city and noticed that I used to have a Korean restaurant in Chinatown. I’m new to Malden but we wanted to work with the community.”

Wong says there will be a curated, kimchi-inspired menu for the Tuesday, March 17 dinner. “We will have several appetizers, entrées and dessert options,” he explains, adding that master chef Jo Choe has 20 years of experience. “We will open up our function room especially for the community event.”


Community Dinner participants will be supplied with “Table Talk” cards to enhance and stimulate discussion at their tables while they are enjoying dinner. Topics are related to the themes of this year’s Malden Reads book selections.

Space is limited, so reservations with the restaurant are required. Call 781-605-3071 by Sunday, March 15 to make your reservation.  Be sure to specify that you are with the Malden Reads dinner.  Those unable to honor their reservations are asked to cancel so the next person on the list can attend.  The meal will cost $20 not including tax, tip and beverage.

Click here or more information about the Malden Reads program and events, to see a calendar view of events, or to download a printable brochure.

About Sam Baltrusis (95 Articles)
Sam Baltrusis, author of "Ghosts of Boston," "Ghosts of Salem" and "13 Most Haunted in Massachusetts," is the former editor-in-chief of several regional publications including Spare Change News, Scout Somerville and Scout Cambridge. He has been featured as Boston's paranormal expert on the Biography Channel's Haunted Encounters and has been a featured speaker at various local venues, including the Massachusetts State House.

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