The Korean - Tako
"The Korean" -- one of the specialities at Pittsburgh's Tako.

Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group is making waves at Bakery Square.

The company is launching its second täkō, which means octopus in Japanese, in the East End development at 6425 Penn Ave. It’s expected to open in 2021.

The 5,000-square-foot site will be larger than the company’s original location on 6th Street Downtown, but will have a similar vibe.

täkō Bakery Square will boast a tequila wall, indoor and outdoor seating and counter service for quick bites. Customers can expect to find their favorites, such as the täkō tacos, two flour tortillas stuffed with harissa aioli, fried chickpeas and charred jalapeno pico de gallo, and snacks ranging from chips and salsa to street corn.

The addition of täkō is part of Walnut Capital’s overhaul of the lifestyle center, which was the longtime home to a Nabisco baking factory.

In June, Galley Group announced plans to move its popular Smallman Galley restaurant incubator from the Strip District to Bakery Square.

Kristy Locklin

Kristy Locklin is a North Hills-based writer. When she's not busy reporting, she enjoys watching horror movies and exploring Pittsburgh's craft beer scene.