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FuseBOX, serving Korean and some non-Korean cuisine in an Izakaya format in an atmosphere that is fun and affordable.
FuseBOX, serving Korean and some non-Korean cuisine in an Izakaya format in an atmosphere that is fun and affordable.
FuseBOX, serving Korean and some non-Korean cuisine in an Izakaya format in an atmosphere that is fun and affordable.
128 backers pledged $17,100 to help bring this project to life.

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Grateful. Did it. Done.

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We are proud of how we started.  And after three months of reflecting our closing is a blessing. We are out here in the world making other stories and memories and navigating this world we all share together.  Let's keep our eyes and hearts open to each other.  Our paths may cross again.  We are grateful for all you and your ongoing support throughout  our five years making the food we love to eat and share.

Ellen and Sunhui

2016 Calling All Angels


"Walk me through this one. Don't leave me alone. Calling All Angels. Calling All Angels. We're trying, we're hoping but we're not sure how..."

Somehow through dogged efforts, we are now in it five years: along with a major car accident, surgery and our daughter graduating high school all in the span of June 2015-February 2016... Alive and still "bleeding kimchi".

We continue to receive wonderful press yet our location continues to be a challenge but it still holds great hope and magic for those who venture to us.

We have been given the opportunity by our landlord Paul Discoe/O2AA(who designed FuseBOX) to expand into the remaining 800 square feet of our building and have access to the entire courtyard.  We need an Angel to Invest/Donate towards this process.  Someone who has the wealth, vision, and desire to work with a small creative family to finally actualize the full potential of our space, food and community magic:  To create weatherized outdoor seating, a new bar and storeroom.  A Space that remains intimate but allows for more of you with us!

We know that there our many projects to support but if you know anyone who can help us with the 50K we need to proceed with our expansion in the winter of 2017. Send them our way.

All we can do is ask and continue to put one foot out then the other and step out on the road...called Magnolia in West Oakland.




We are Three!


This has been the craziest three years of our lives...we mean that!  Crazy Good.  Crazy Learning Curve.  Crazy Ups and Downs. But we are still here.  Still Open. Still Making People Happy well most of the time anyway.  If you are in the area please come by and have a toast with us on us.  We also want to share with you the review we received on CHECK PLEASE! Bay Area.  

We think of all you often.  We really do.  You are why we never give up even when giving up seemed like the only way to go we went the path of stay with it...

Additional Dinner Hours plus Sous Chef Ian Eamons

FuseBOX celebrates one year on May 3rd.  AND!  beginning April 25th, 2013 will add the additional dinners on Thursday and Friday Nights 5:30pm-9pm. i We, also, have the good fortune of hiring Ian Eamons, as our new Sous Chef, formerly of VENUS Restaurant in Berkeley.   Dinners will have the additions of more seafood including Hwe(raw) Fish :

See photos below:

Halibut Hwe with Shingo Pear Slices, Tindora and In- House Cho Jang for dipping. Shown here with Lady Yakuza Cocktail, Soju infused with organic Pink Lady Apples, with a splash of Tonic topped with crisp apple strips.

Kushi Oysters with Yuzu Kosho Mignonette topped w/Kiwi & Pink Lady Apple Kimchi.

Chef Sunhui Chang and General Manager Ellen Sebastian Chang invite you to visit us for dinner to sample some Eringi Mushroom Consomme or the Tang Granita Creamsicle with Micro Radish Greens. Please follow us on FaceBook and Twitter for daily updates including notices of Saturday Closures due to our Daughter’s Soccer Tournaments.

We depend on your mouths...Word & Taste.

Always with Gratitude.


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The world goes on...

It's soon to be 2013.  And I, me, Ellen, I promise on behalf of Sunhui and FuseBOX that I will mail out your rewards for you to receive by Valentine's Day or before.  I speak from my heart when I say this project has been both a blessing and a personal crucible for me.  Sunhui has always said, 'that over time and under pressure who you are is revealed.'  I realized how unorganized I could be in light of something so new to me -- running a restaurant -- especially one that I did not expect to be so popular so quickly.  I was catching up all the time.  I am so grateful to those who were able to come by FuseBOX and get the modest rewards and grateful to those who came by and didn't mention -- "hey where's my stuff!?"  you know who you are and you are compassionate souls. But I won't like myself if I don't get this done.  So done it will be.

Happy 2013 to all of you truly generous folks.  

And sometimes it's good to remember: "You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on." Mary Oliver Poet Sometimes it's good to remember that the world goes on... 

Thank you,


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