Like a spicy, deep-fried phoenix, Bon Chon has returned to Boston. Here are the details as best I could glean them from going there yesterday:
Address: 123 Brighton St. in Allston, where Toki Shabu Shabu used to be.
Web: http://bonchonallston.com/ , though last I checked it isn't fully functional yet.
Hours: 11:45am-12am... I didn't check to make sure it was every day.
These are the same guys as Privus, and are still trying to open Bull (slowed down by licensing but still coming). They still deliver. The chicken is still the best in 100 miles.
Last night I heard a rumor they were open and stopped by. Apparently it was a soft open, and they were only serving Bon Chon Chicken and beer. From what I could remember (Though honestly, what else could one want?) The sushi starts today.
This place seems to my eye to be Privus minus the skeezy bar part. Mostly the same staff too. I couldn't tell if the name is now just "Bon Chon" or what, but they still have some Toki signs up.
I think they were a bit surprised at how fast the word got out -- a few starting pains but otherwise good. Bottom line: Bon Chon is back!!