Wu’s Cajun Sea Food, the latest concept from Bottle Cap Group, opened its doors this week in the former Green Room Restaurant and Bar at 116 N. Main St., Greenville.
The opening comes just after the Charlotte, N.C.-based restaurant group, which also owns SIP Whisky and Wine Bar and Ink N Ivy in downtown Greenville, closed Diner 24 (Nov. 13) and Brazwells Premium Pub (Oct. 16).
Wu’s Cajun Sea Food is an Asian-Cajun concept the group says has been successful in Charlotte, under the helm of executive chef Troy Gagliardo. Many of the new menu items being added to other Bottle Cap Group restaurants are inspired by the 2,000-plus recipes Gagliardo developed over the course of the chef’s 10 years on “Troy’s Everyday Eats,” a Charlotte TV show that airs every Tuesday morning.
The Greenville Wu’s has an occupancy of 95 and will serve lunch and dinner seven days a week, with Sunday brunch service being added eventually.
The menu, which will be rolled out in Charlotte as well, includes a seafood boil customizable with various Asian or Cajun seasonings and appetizer “Nibbles” with Kung Pao Cauliflower (fried, tossed with scallions, sesame, Fresno chili), Boudin Gator Balls (dirty rice, braised gator, tasso ham gravy), BBQ Shrimp (skillet-seared, lemon butter, beer, Worcestershire, scallion, grilled bread), and Wu’s Street Corn (miso mayo, togarashi, Parmesan, cilantro, lime).
“Noodles” offerings range from chicken curry to Gumbo Ramen; “Bowls & Rolls” include poke, hot rice, and a Cajun Fried Crab Roll (Cajun seasoning, money sauce, spicy mayo, green onion, goat cheese, cilantro, Fresno chili); and “Hands,” or sandwiches, showcase pork belly, catfish, and a Jerk Calamari Po’Boy. The restaurant also offers an assortment of salads.
The cocktails showcase a variety of fusion flavors as well, mixing sake, lemongrass, and coconut flavors with more traditional New Orleans beverages.
Hours of operation are Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-midnight.