Not to be confused with Good Fortune Baby—the popular, Filipina-owned pop-up that slings dumplings throughout Tampa—this brick and mortar is the latest restaurant from Hunger Thirst restaurant group, which owns and operates popular St. Pete concepts Dirty Laundry, The Avenue, Park & Rec, No Vacancy and Tropicana Field’s Ballpark & Rec.
The upcoming 6,000 square-foot restaurant at 260 1st Ave. S will feature an intimate 12-seat sushi bar, indoor seating and an outdoor patio, as a press release states. Good Fortune’s layout will be an open-floor concept that revolves around the focal point of the restaurant, its 14-seat cocktail bar.
"The bar will be a beautiful centerpiece for people to meet and enjoy our outstanding cocktail menu and beverage program with a selection of Japanese whiskeys and different styles of Sake, plus a selection of local and unique beers, wine and bubbles,” says Hunger Thirst Group Founder + CEO Stephen Schrutt.
Schrutt also states that Good Fortune’s menu will be sushi-forward, but will still feature a wide range of other Asian dishes, as well. Although its specific sushi rolls are still unknown, other highlights on the menu include spicy tuna and seaweed salad puree served on crispy rice and spicy pork and chive Szechuan dumplings—as recently previewed by St. Pete Rising where community members are roasting the new concept.
And if you’re familiar with Hunger Thirst Group’s other concepts throughout The Burg’, you can probably expect neon signs depicting kitschy phrases throughout the upcoming Good Fortune space—in addition to its signature sleek decor and low lighting.
A press release from the restaurant group also states that Good Fortune will have its very own private karaoke room, although it’s unsure what its capacity will be.
With the recent opening of karaoke restaurant LALA in St. Petersburg and Gangchu’s karaoke room extension across the bridge in Seminole Heights, the fun, sing-a-long concept seems to be a rising trend in the Tampa Bay restaurant scene.
Station House is a co-work and event space located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg with a small cafe located on the first floor, but Good Fortune will be its only spot to get food and drinks.
It’s a popular location for weddings and other large parties, as Schrutt states that he can see Good Fortune collaborating with Station House's team, in addition to catering its different types of events.
Follow the new Instagram and Facebook for Good Fortune—both at @goodfortunestpete—to keep up with the latest news, like its upcoming grand opening date. It should be announced sometime soon for its summer 2022 debut.
Good Fortune will join other recently-opened Asian fusion restaurants Green Pagoda and Chanko, as well as upcoming Tampa concept Sunda New Asian.