Wednesday, September 6, 2023 5-9pm $RSVP Req - Private Yelp CO Event

2023 Yelp Colorado Elites Celebrate M Mart in Korea Town Aurora On Havana Street’s 40 Year Anniversary

Let’s Celebrate M MART – On Havana Street’s 40 Years in Business

This is a collaboration Event with Korea Town Aurora • Aurora Sister Cities International • Yelp CO • Havana Business Improvement District – On Havana Street 

Goal: Engage with 150 Yelp CO Elites to share Korean cuisine and culture On Havana Street with Korea Town Aurora and ASCI 

Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Location: M Mart – 2000 S Havana St, Aurora, CO 80012

M Mart is the only Korean independently owned international grocery market in Colorado and celebrating over 40 years in business in Aurora, Colorado. Everything you need for your Asian and international cooking can be found here: fresh vegetables, sprouts, quail eggs, bok choy, tofu, dumplings, miso paste, large Korean peaches and pears, Japanese and Korean style specialty noodles. A fresh meat and seafood counter. A large selection of frozen seafood and freshly made sushi. Dried seaweed, rice, ramen, grains, beans, sesame oils, soy, fish sauces, teas and more. Japanese & Korean candies, beverages and snacks. A very large frozen food section featuring dumplings and potstickers. There is also a gift shop, Korean sushi caterer – ATA Sushi & Sashimi, Jong Ga House – Korean restaurant and Honey Bakery – Korean bakery on site, too.



This is a private event and invite only by Yelp Colorado.  This is not a public event.

Overview of the Special Event at M Mart

3:30-4:45pm – Volunteers will help set up sample stations and signage

5pm-6:30pm – 1st Group of 75 Yelp CO Elites

6:30pm-8pm – 2nd Group of 75 Yelp CO Elites

Each group of Yelp CO Elites will have 90 minutes for mingling, sampling and shopping.

Each station will have 2-3 ASCI/Asian Partnership volunteers (total of 10-15 volunteers) to help with serving samples and sharing fun facts about the items

There will be 10 stations outside and 5 stations around the grocery store featuring items sold at M Mart.

Photo from 2022 Yelp Colorado Elite at Heirlooms. Matt C and John Kim from Angry Chicken taking a photo with the Yelo CO Name Badges at Check in.

Photo from 2022 Yelp Colorado Elite at Heirlooms. Matt Careccia and John Kim from Angry Chicken taking a photo with the Yelo CO Name Badges at Check in.

Check-in near the entrance of the grocery store. 

There will be a table needed for Yelp CO Elite name badges.

There will be signage at each station with an item description of each sample.

There will be Sampling Stations outside and inside the store.


M Mart Samplings will include: 

Assorted Varieties – ChocoPie 
Dried Seaweed 
250 bottles Yogurt milk 8 assorted flavors 
Full Moon Chiffon Cake with Strawberry Berry – Specialty Item for the special event only 
Assorted Banana Milk Drinks
Assorted Korean Cookies
Ramen packs 
Assorted Cup Ramen to take home for later 
Entering the M Mart grocery store – Each Yelp CO Elite will receive a Korea Town Aurora reusable grocery bag compliments of Korea Town Aurora and a reusable Melona grocery bag compliments of Melona and M Mart owners. 

Inside Station 1 – near produce area 

Assorted Mandoo (Korean dumpling) sampling 


Inside Station 2 – deli counter/meat and seaweed area

Please enjoy samples BBQ bulgogi 

Inside Station 3 – Sonmat Banchan – Korean Side Dish Store – NEW as of 2/27/2023 – formerly Jong Ga House – Located in back of M Mart near freezer & ramen area

Sonmat Banchan‘s Jap Chae Noodles (stir fried glass noodles with pork, carrots, onions, mushrooms, spinach, sugar, sesame oil, garlic, soy sauce) and gim bap. 

Inside Station 4 – Near Ramen area – Enjoy sweet rice pancake samples

Inside Station 5 – Honey Bakery 

Thank you our Community Partners! 

Matt CarecciaSenior Community Director — DenverEmail: matt[email protected]

Social: @yelpcolorado
Karlyn K. Shorb, MA, JD (she/her/hers)
Chief Executive Officer
Aurora Sister Cities International
Office: 303-739-7120
Cell: 720-309-9415
Check out our website here:
Korea Town Aurora Facebook

Thank you to M Mart’s Distributors and Vendors for supporting this tasting event to celebrate M Mart’s 40 years in business.

Haitai Inc / Haetae USA
Sea World Trading Inc
Jayone Foods Inc
Bud Fresh
Jinsunmi International Inc
CJ Foods USA Inc


M Mart

2000 S Havana St #4749, Aurora, CO 80014

only Korean independently owned international grocery market