Fung Tu

‘Boys Don’t Cry’ over Nom Wah Tu on Orchard Street

Posted April 9, 2018 at 5:03 am

After an inactive few weeks, the space formerly known as Nom Wah Tu on Orchard Street is back. As a total reimagining, too. Boys Don’t Cry flips the former fast-casual restaurant into an Instagram-friendly bar. Pretty much the same layout. And the multi-colored neon chickens remain in the windows. Ownership of the new venture is not […]

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

Posted September 18, 2017 at 5:02 am

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 […]

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Fung Tu Shutters Tonight Ahead of Transition to ‘Nom Wah Tu’

Posted August 31, 2017 at 5:13 am

Today is your last chance to dine at Fung Tu. The four-year-old Chinese-American eatery at 22 Orchard Street closes after service tonight. It will pivot to something different, yet altogether familiar. As previously reported, co-founders Wilson Tang and Jonathan Wu will keep the space, and create another offshoot of the Nom Wah Tea Parlor. Nom Wah […]

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Fung Tu will Close Next Month to Make Way for ‘Nom Wah Tu’ Expansion

Posted August 1, 2017 at 5:08 am

Fung Tu has a month to live. The Chinese-American restaurant will bow out on August 31 after just under four years at 22 Orchard Street. Despite several changes on the ground – both in menu and aesthetics – the team decided a “much larger change was needed.” So co-founders Wilson Tang and Jonathan Wu will […]

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Street Artist Duo Sheryo & Yok Stop Impart Mural onto Fung Tu

Posted September 7, 2016 at 5:18 am

Three-year-old Chinese-American restaurant, Fung Tu, recently tapped the street artist duo Sheryo & Yok to spray paint the premises for some added crab-themed flare. This front-of-house mural is the result. Fung Tu (meaning, “hometown flavor”) is throwing a shindig tonight at 22 Orchard Street to celebrate the new artwork. Stop by between 5pm and 7pm, if […]

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1970s-Style Pizzeria, Scarr’s Pizza, Debuts this Weekend at 22 Orchard Street

Posted February 10, 2016 at 5:00 am

​In just a few days’ time, lower Orchard Street will welcome its first new pizzeria. Scarr’s Pizza, whose signage has been teasing for more than six months, plans to open by next Tuesday at the latest. This, according to eponymous proprietor Scarr Pimentiel. As promised, the eatery effectively revives (and replicates) that classic 1970s pizza […]

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Scarr’s Pizza Adds New Signage on Orchard Street, Announces Halloween Opening Date

Posted October 15, 2015 at 9:37 am

With the gas snafu far in the rearview, progress is finally palpable down at Scarr’s Pizza on Orchard Street. The first real public evidence of its arrival was installed this week – simple store signage. As previously reported, Scarr’s Pizza is the maiden solo effort for eponymous owner Scarr Pimentiel. His goal is to revive […]

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Fung Tu Finally Has its Gas Line Restored After Two Months Without

Posted September 10, 2015 at 5:10 am

Fung Tu is now cooking with gas. Quite literally. Con Edison finally gave Fung Tu the proverbial thumbs up to reconnect gas service to 22 Orchard Street, thus concluding two months of roughing it with an electronic kitchen. The inspection reportedly went down last Friday. Residents of the five-story tenement also saw the restoration of […]

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Fung Tu is Still Without Gas After 7 Weeks

Posted September 1, 2015 at 5:14 am

Seven weeks. This past Friday marks the seven-week point that Fung Tu has been without gas at 22 Orchard Street. In fact, the whole building remains without connection. Owner Wilson Tang is keeping the restaurant open during this period, pulling stunts continue service; there is even a dedicated “No gas menu” which is now the status […]

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‘Scarr’s Pizza’ to Revive Classic Pizza Parlor at 22 Orchard Street

Posted August 20, 2015 at 5:00 am

The former Chinese noodle distributor beside Fung Tu at 22 Orchard Street had been on the open market for years. Tombstone leasing signage held court even while it remained an active business. Not too long ago, however, the place finally found its replacement tenant. Enter Scarr’s Pizza. No, that’s not an allusion to the Lion King […]

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