Chanchaleune, who is Laotian-American, spent over 20 years cooking Japanese cuisine. He’s the chef behind other OKC powerhouses including Goro Ramen and Gun Izakaya, the latter of which earned him a James Beard Foundation semifinalist slot for Best Chef, Southwest. After moving Goro to the Paseo District, he decided it was time to return to his roots.
Chef Jeff Chanchaleune, a 2023 James Beard Foundation finalist & 2020 semifinalist, has come full circle with his take on Lao cuisine. He is best known for Goro Ramen & Gun Izakaya.