Nom Wah Tu Suddenly Shutters After Less than 6 Months on Orchard Street
Nom Wah Tu, the smaller Orchard Street outpost of the original, shut down suddenly last Saturday. Restaurant co-owner Wilson Tang confirmed the closure in an email, but provided no further comment.
The business was one week shy of its six-month anniversary.
As previously reported, Tang and his partner Jonathan Wu pulled the plug on Fung Tu last summer. Together they revamped 22 Orchard Street to create a more “approachable” establishment that channeled elements of the Chinatown classic. The reformatted restaurant offered a scaled-back menu with price points under $15. Yet, like its predecessor, had trouble sticking.
There are still a bevy of other Nom Wah siblings around the neighborhood – Nom Wah Nolita, Nom Wah Kaui, and a new Nom Wah in Essex Crossing’s Market Line. These expansions are all counter-service, fast-casual type iterations of the Doyers Street classic.