Local restaurant robbed at gunpoint twice

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Nara Chinese Restaurant

By Diane Hettrick

Nara Chinese Restaurant, 15033 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133, has been hit by violent robbers twice in the past few months.

The Kim family, Insuk and Young Jin Kim, have owned and operated the popular restaurant for 16 years. After the most recent robbery they took only a day to recover and reorganize the ransacked restaurant. They were back in business the next day.

They had a surveillance system but after two robberies, they are upgrading to equipment that takes high resolution pictures and putting new locks on their restaurant.

Their daughter, Nara Kim, asked for community support for her family, and set up a GoFundMe page which raised enough money to cover their expenses. The page is no longer accepting donations. 

She wrote a heartfelt account of her distress at being far away at school, and unable to help her parents. (see her reports here

Besides the Nara Chinese Restaurant at 150th and Aurora, Shari's at 15252 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133 was also recently robbed. Police are confident that the robberies are not related and are continuing to work all three  cases.

Although the fundraiser is closed, Nara says you can still help her parents. "If you are feeling like going out in the near future for food, I ask that you consider ordering from our restaurant to support my parents."

The restaurant, open from 5pm to 2am, accommodates dine-in, take-out, and delivery through multiple services - GrubHub, Seamless, UberEats, Postmates. Food is served until 1am and the bar is open until 2am.

They serve a full Chinese menu but also have dishes from Korea, and Japan.

They apparently do not have their own website, but the menu and prices are listed on the delivery services' webpages (GrubHub, for example)


Anonymous,  February 5, 2023 at 12:19 PM  

So sorry your family has been put through this. Praying for all involved. To deter this from happening again I suggest going on amazon and purchasing 4 cameras. Cameras need to be visible to all around outside. Also get motion lights. I hate criminals. Prayers to you all

Anonymous,  February 7, 2023 at 5:44 AM  

I don't know I don't know how to do this but maybe somebody out there reading this that is proficient with computers could help this family by setting up a website that would definitely do wonders for their business and increase their cash flow Could anybody out there help them get a website going?

Anonymous,  February 10, 2023 at 6:57 AM  

Cameras do not deter robbers. Armed business owners do.

Post a Comment

We encourage the thoughtful sharing of information and ideas. We expect comments to be civil and respectful, with no personal attacks or offensive language. We reserve the right to delete any comment.

Facebook: Shoreline Area News
Twitter: @ShorelineArea
Daily Email edition (don't forget to respond to the Follow.it email)

  © Blogger template The Professional Template II by Ourblogtemplates.com 2009

Back to TOP