WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Restaurant burglary

New Teriyaki and Wok in Morgan Junction (6540 California SW) is opening late today – around 5 pm – as its owner deals with cleanup and repairs after an overnight burglary. We took the photo after hearing police dispatched this morning to check out the shattered door; at the time, officers hadn’t reached the owner, but they eventually did, and we went back just now to follow up with him. He told us the burglar(s) didn’t get away with much – $20 and “a box of chicken.”

10 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Restaurant burglary"

  • DeeJay August 22, 2023 (2:32 pm)

    Burglars (and most criminals) are very stupid and this just gives weight to this.  First, a burglary into a restaurant business – like what did they think was inside worth taking?  And who really pays with cash nowadays?  The likely crack-head goes thru all the effort just to make out with $20 and chicken?  Big score!  that was probably the only cash the biz dealt with the day leading up to the burglary.  

    • North Admiral Neighbor August 22, 2023 (4:30 pm)

      Please refrain from judgmental language such as “crack-head” and use more inclusive terms such as “person experiencing crack addiction”.Someone’s drug addiction doesn’t define them as a human

  • Regular Guy August 22, 2023 (3:05 pm)

    I’d recommend people order from here. Excellent Spicy Chicken! I get it all the time.

  • Lisa August 22, 2023 (4:50 pm)

    Oh no! My and my husband’s weekly staple! Please support these good folks with your business. We love this place!!!

  • Chris August 22, 2023 (6:35 pm)

    They are very good and no MSG.   It is hard deciding what to get as everything is so good.   We have been going there for years.    Very highly recommend their food.

  • Bill August 22, 2023 (6:36 pm)

    Window and door repair costs a hell of a lot more than $20 and a box of chicken!

  • West Seattlite August 22, 2023 (9:33 pm)

    So sad to see this! This has been my favorite teriyaki place since I was a kid. I’ll have to pick up some food from them once I get back from my trip to show some support. 

  • snowskier August 23, 2023 (8:44 am)

    They are a regular for our family.  Kids love the Gyoza and I like the spicy chicken.  We’ll be by soon to keep the cash flow going.

  • WSRes August 23, 2023 (9:59 am)

    This sucks. They’re so nice. Support them with a visit. You won’t be disappointed. Great food and friendly service. 

  • i like birds August 23, 2023 (3:53 pm)

    Too regular of an occurrence for these MJ small businesses. What a headache, even if they “only got $20”. This type of burglary also happened to the mini mart store there fairly recently,  at least once.  The new (ish) owners are  very nice people there also, friendly and fun to chat with.   I will continue to support both businesses, and I’m sad that they have these costly and (presumably) demoralizing  crimes to deal with so often. 

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