Nom Wah Tea Parlor — one of Manhattan’s oldest restaurants — now has a hip younger sibling on Kenmare Street in Nolita. Wilson Tang opened the third Nom Wah restaurant (there’s another in Philly) for friends and family over the weekend, and now the dining room is in soft-opening mode. Anyone can stop by for lunch and dinner, but the final hours of operation are still TBD.
In addition to dim sum favorites from the original restaurant, like scallion pancakes and shrimp & pork sui mai, the new Nom Wah Nolita also has rice bowls, noodle soups, fried rice with seasonal vegetables, and the kohlrabi salad from Tang’s other restaurant, Fung Tu. Guests order and pick up their food at the counter, for dine-in or carry-out. With the industrial design flourishes, playful cartoons murals, and healthy-ish grab-and-go options, it looks like Nom Wah Nolita is trying to appeal to the fashionable people who live and work in the area.
Will Nom Wah Nolita attract hordes of brunchers on the weekend, like the Doyers Street original? Only time will tell. As this photo shows, New York diners are accustomed to waiting for Nom Wah’s dim sum delicacies, and they've been doing it for decades:
Nom Wah Nolita
10 Kenmare, Nolita
Status: Soft Open