Dancing Crab will take over the shuttered Shin Sa Dong

Lori Midson

Back in July, Shin Sa Dong, a lofty Korean restaurant in Aurora, closed its doors, but the bright banner hanging from the exterior gate hinted that the closure was temporary. "Coming soon - remodeling," it said. But as of yesterday, a new, more permanent sign was being erected by construction crews, and judging from its name -- Dancing Crab Seafood & Sports Bar -- the space isn't reemerging as a Korean joint. Our best guess is that it's a Cajun seafood place with Asian touches, similar to the Crawling Crab, Asian Cajun, Yabby Hut and Vietnam Bay, all of which are restaurants that merge the bayou with Asian accessories. The owners, however, may encounter issues with the name, since a restaurant by the same name already exists in Washington, D.C.

See also: Despite a promise to reopen after a remodel, Shin Sa Dong appears to be gone for good

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Dancing Crab - CLOSED

10293 E. Iliff Ave., Aurora, CO

Category: Restaurant

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TheFabulousMarkT topcommenter

Me again :) As it turns out, Dancing Crab and Seoul BBQ are related, ownership-wise.

TheFabulousMarkT topcommenter

Actually, I believe the name is an homage to a now-closed Korean restaurant with that same name in San Diego.

ScubaSteve topcommenter


That doesn't matter.  A restaurant in Washington DC with the same name currently exists.  This may cause some legal issues.

TheFabulousMarkT topcommenter

@foodcrazy @TheFabulousMarkT Dear Sisyphus, :)

I know that but that wasn't my point. I was referring to the line in the article where she speculated that it was going to be an Asian/Cajun hybrid. I'm pretty sure it will actually be Korean no matter what the name ends up being.

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