Xi’an Famous Foods Plots Little Italy Conquest with New Kenmare Street Location
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Write this down. The ten-year-old Xi’an Famous Foods empire is expanding its downtown presence. A new location is planned some four years after the East Broadway outpost shuttered.
The popular, Flushing-based Chinese restaurant just announced its intentions for 66 Kenmare Street, an address that’s seen lots of action (i.e. commercial turnover) in the last year or so. Xi’an Famous Foods will occupy the former Asiadog hot dog spot, which faded eight months ago after a five-year run. Signs in the window confirm their imminent arrival, and promise “noodles soon.”
And just like that Kenmare Street is swiftly becoming a haven for noodle slurping. A noodle nook, if you will. Xi’an Famous Foods completes the trifecta – a contiguous row of likeminded establishments including Sun Noodle’s Ramen Lab and Yakitori Tora. Of course, lest we forget the Cocoron Soba satellite two blocks east.
Xi’an Famous Foods also has downtown outposts at 81 St. Mark’s Place and 67 Bayard Street. Kenmare will be its tenth citywide. Ten locations in ten years. Crazy.