‘Tang Hotpot’ Unveiled on the Bowery, Opening Soon
After six months of construction, the final pieces are falling into place for Tang Hotpot. The new Szechuan restaurant at 135 Bowery recently dispensed with the sidewalk shed to reveal its unique exterior, complete with decorative door, teaser signage, and fishbowl window.
Tang Hotpot is a loose spinoff of The Tang in the East Village (opened last year), both founded by restaurateur Yu Li.
“We are building a contemporary Chinese Hotpot restaurant that specializes in Szechuan Hotpot,” Li previously told us. “We aim to provide a authentic food experience top with a high end dining environment that will transform the existing loft to a beautiful Modern Chinese style design.”
Expect lamb options in addition to Dungeness Crab and Japanese Wagyu Beef.
Tang Hotpot is also up for a beer-wine license, which Community Board 3 will hear later tonight.
Caspi Development acquired the rebuilt 135 Bowery – it was an historic 1818 row house previously demolished with help from Councilwoman Margaret Chin – for $16.2 million in October 2015. The firm bet big that this nook of the Bowery would become a high-tech sibling of Astor Place (it’s not fuckin’ Midtown South). Not so much, it seems, as it was placed on the market three months ago for $25 million. There were no takers, according to public record, and listings removed.