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.