Flushing food scene heavyweight Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao is back up and running, relocated to a major development down the street from its original location and with a flashy new menu.
Nan Xiang’s new, more than 5,000-square-foot space is located inside One Fulton Square (39-16 Prince Street, #104, at the corner of Prince Street and 39th Avenue). The added room will help the restaurant meet mounting demand, a general manager says. There’s seating for 150 diners, with a glassed-in open kitchen for customers to watch workers hand-wrap and steam the restaurant’s signature thin-skinned dumplings.
But it’s not just the dining room that’s gotten spiffed up. A new menu of dim sum dishes scream “2019,” including a “lucky six” selection of multi-colored XLB with deluxe ingredients (traditional pork; crab meat and pork; black truffle and Chinese squash; chicken; foie gras).
When the original, more humble home of Nan Xiang since 2004 closed suddenly in May, leagues of loyal customers began mourning the perceived loss of soup dumplings. Fortunately for those XLB faithful, the absence was just temporary. Friday was the restaurant’s first day back in business.
The new Nan Xiang isn’t the only popular Flushing restaurant to take up residence at One Fulton Square. The complex, which includes a 12-story residential tower, a Hyatt hotel, and a spa, is also home to Szechuan Mountain House, Guan Fu, and Mister Hotpot.
Nan Xiang’s new hours are Sunday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m..