This week, signage went up for Ballard’s upcoming Sri Lankan-inspired bar.
Nestled in a narrow space just south of NW 65th St on 24th Ave NW, Rupee Bar is quickly taking shape behind closed doors.
The creators behind Rupee are Manolin owners Joe Sundberg and Rachel Johnson, who say they’re not quite ready to announce a definite opening date. “All it takes is one hiccup in the construction, or one extra demand from the city…and all those target go out the window,” they tell My Ballard.
Along with the space, the menu is still undergoing development, but we do know that it will trend towards “spicy, coconut heavy, and lots of seafood,” as the owners told Seattle Eater earlier this year. One dish that seems likely to be on the menu is the one above: pani puri by chef Elisabeth Kenyon.
We’ll keep tabs on their plans, but in the meantime you can follow along with their progress on Instagram.