Dynasty Room, the semi-permanent bar inside Chinatown-International District’s iconic Four Seas Restaurant, will stay open until February, rather than close at the end of this month as originally planned. Four Seas Restaurant’s demolition is pushed back, so Dynasty Room owner I-Miun Liu will keep the backroom bar open for a few more months. Starting in August, Dynasty Room will cut back its hours a bit, opening only Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays until it closes for good.
Four Seas Restaurant closed in fall 2017 to make way for a new, seven-story affordable housing building. Liu, who owns Oasis Tea Zone, Eastern Cafe, and East Trading Company, opened Dynasty Room in April 2018 as a temporary business in the restaurant’s old lounge space. The business won Eater Seattle’s 2018 Bar of the Year.
With demolition delayed, fans have more time to enjoy snacks like deep-fried chicken wings with spicy orange sauce, marinated or fried chicken gizzards and hearts, kalbi short ribs, and dok boki—Korean rice and fish cakes in a spicy red sauce, washed down with cocktails, soju, and makgeolli.