Dim sum legend Nom Wah Tea Parlor is opening a second New York location after more than 100 years in Chinatown. Owner Wilson Tang and his team started posting on social media over the weekend about Nom Wah Nolita, a new location at 10 Kenmare St., as first spotted by Bowery Boogie. It’s in the same space as event pop-up Old Bowery Station, which Tang co-owns, and from the looks of photos of the space, it’s a relatively intimate affair. The Nom Wah team already started testing recipes for the outpost over the weekend.
The restaurant — which is both a tourist attraction for its history and a local favorite for the quality of its food — still regularly attracts long waits for its freshly prepared dim sum at 13 Doyers St. Tang took over the business in 2010, reviving the historic space that’s been a mooncake bakery and old school hangout for local dim sum chefs. Under his ownership, Nom Wah expanded to Philadelphia last year. Eater has reached out to the Nom Wah team and will update with any more information.
Update: The Nom Wah team writes in that the new outpost will be a more casual, lunch-focused version of the restaurant. People will order at the counter and pick up their food when it's done. It's "great for those who work in Soho and don't have time for a full-service, sit-down meal," a spokeswoman says. No opening date yet.