Jun by Kin
420 E 20th St
Houston, TX 77008
Top Chef (Season 19) star and Houston local, Evelyn Garcia, opened Jun by Kin in early 2023 with Henry Lu. The restaurant focuses on New Asian American cuisine. Artfully crafted and posed to perfection, the dishes at this charming Heights establishment are sure to give diners a true dining experience.
Gin collaborated closely with Chef Evy to create a beautiful yet approachable space where organic forms and curved design elements soften the inherent boxiness of the space. A massive half-moon shaped bar is accompanied by backlit asymmetrical arched shelving. Inspired by Tulum, the space is filled with dark wood tones and natural finishes like concrete, stone and leather. These hard materials are balanced by organic and fluid shapes and a soft palette of warm white and beige tones.
They wanted to merge a vaguely Asian aesthetic with South American influences through hand-troweled wall plaster, lush plants and handmade ceramics.