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Dim Sum Favorite Tim Ho Wan Is Expanding to Hell’s Kitchen

The Hong Kong-based chain plans to open its second NYC location later this month

Tim Ho Wan dim sum Photo by Nick Solares

Line-inducing Hong Kong-based dim sum chain Tim Ho Wan plans to open a second NYC location this month in Hell’s Kitchen.

The restaurant, widely known as the world’s most affordable Michelin-starred restaurant, will set up shop at 610 Ninth Ave., between West 43rd and 44th Streets, according to its website. In Hell’s Kitchen, the menu will feature some location-exclusive items, as well as the signature baked barbecue buns, steamed rice rolls, and pan-fried turnip cake, according to a spokesperson. No official opening date has been set yet, though it will be ready at some point in October.

The chain landed in NYC in 2016 — its first U.S. location — and quickly drew lengthy lines of dim sum fanatics, some willing to wait as long as three and a half hours. Nearly two years later, people still wait a long time to get tables at the East Village restaurant, a full-service operation where people choose dim sum items from a menu instead from carts.

Its imminent debut in Hell’s Kitchen seems to be part of a broader U.S.-based expansion: Tim Ho Wan plans to open a location in Irvine, California this winter, and another in Las Vegas next summer, according to its website.

Stay tuned for more.

Tim Ho Wan

610 9th Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10036 (212) 228-2802 Visit Website

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