Popular nightspots Bosscat Kitchen & Libations and the adjoining Ten Asian Bistro – renamed Ten Sushi + Cocktail Bar – are moving from Newport Beach to Irvine.
The change was announced by BCK Management, the company behind Bosscat / Ten, founded by partners Leslie Nguyen and JT Reed. Both restaurants will be moved to Lakeshore on Von Karman Ave. Relocated to Irvine in 18191.
“I feel blessed for this opportunity. This is a blank board for these brands, a new canvas to create something really modern and advanced, ”Nguyen said in the announcement. “We have grown so much.”
Both are being built from scratch by BCK Management and Platinum X Construction, who worked with BCK on all of California’s concepts, including the new Bosscat in the former Rod’s Liquor in Orange, which opened on Tuesday March 30th . AO Architects who worked on this project are also hired for this latest project.
Bosscat will be a 5,000 square meter “modern whiskey restaurant” with a 1,200 square meter terrace. Ten will be a 2,800 square meter sushi restaurant with an 850 square meter terrace. Bosscat Kitchen has space for more than 160 guests, including a central bar, Ten has space for around 110 people and a sushi bar.
Nguyen, Creative Director of BCK Management, will redesign Ten, which will also see a brand change. The appearance of both concepts will be adapted to the new room. At ten o’clock, the guests see “interior cherry blossom trees (symbolic for“ rebirth ”), high ceilings, recessed party pink lighting …”. At Bosscat you will find “intimate booths in private rooms, rustic whiskey barrel decor, kitschy neon signage and of course a grandiose private space that illuminates your most important object: whiskey. “
Hungry? Sign up for The Eat Index, our weekly food newsletter, and find out where to eat and catch up on the latest Orange County’s dining events. Subscribe here.
The adjacent outdoor area called “The Park at Lakeshore” is available to BCK Management for special events such as parties, brunches and live music. “Lakeshore is really going to be a great stepping stone for the company,” said Reed. “What originally started with Leslie and me has now grown to include six other partners, each with unique expertise in the hospitality industry. This makes every project better and more efficient than the last.”
Bosscat Kitchen and Ten will remain at their current location at 4647 MacArthur Blvd. Until the move to Lakeshore in early 2022. In the meantime, the operating times for both brands will remain the same and there will be “no downtime between locations”.
The existing property in Newport Beach is to be redeveloped and will remain in the possession of Reed and Nguyen, who will bring “another unique and vibrant concept” there for Bosscat and Ten after the transition to Lakeshore is complete.