‘Nom Wah Tu’ is Now Serving Dim Sum on Orchard Street

Posted on: September 18th, 2017 at 5:02 am by

Not three weeks after Fung Tu called it quits, Wilson Tang’s Nom Wah replacement is ready to go. Nom Wah Tu, as it’s known, opened at 22 Orchard Street yesterday afternoon.

As reported, Tang and his partner Jonathan Wu revamped the space to create a more “approachable” establishment that fits the neighborhood and imbues elements of the Chinatown classic. The reformatted restaurant offers a scaled-back menu with price points under $15.

Tang is doubling down on his family-owned Nom Wah, expanding in a big way. The new branded outpost is the fourth in the city’s stable, behind Nom Wah Nolita and Nom Wah Kuai. (There is also a restaurant in Philadelphia.)

Fung Tu itself had a four-year run. It first opened at 22 Orchard Street in November 2013, and netted an array of positivity from food critics across the press. However, the business experienced significant challenges in late-2015 when the basement gas lines were allegedly interrupted, and kitchen staff was forced to cook without proper hookup for two months (i.e. their “no gas menu”).

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