Wu’s Cantonese Restaurant

Exhuming the Signage of the Long Lost ‘Garden Cafeteria’ on East Broadway

Posted July 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

The following guest post was written by Chelsea Dowell, director of public engagement at the Museum at Eldridge Street. Visitors to the Museum at Eldridge Street will be treated to an extra dose of neighborhood nostalgia, now that a massive sign from the beloved Garden Cafeteria has been installed on its walls. The East Broadway […]

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The Secret of the Ooze (or, Why this Rutgers Street Playground is Closed

Posted January 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

A mysterious substance leak from a restaurant on East Broadway has sidelined the Captain Jacob Joseph Playground until further notice. The pocket park was gated and locked last week, with signs to that effect arriving shortly thereafter. Apparently an unknown kitchen “grease” oozed into the play area. Equally unknown is the restaurant in question, though […]

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Wu’s Wonton King is Now Open in the Former Wing Shoon on East Broadway

Posted January 28, 2016 at 5:12 am

​The reign of Wu’s Wonton King has commenced on East Broadway. Three months of build-out culminated yesterday in the official debut, transforming the old Wing Shoon after more than a year of dormancy. Multicolored streamers are in place; the red carpet (nay, mat) is rolled out for the occasion; token tanks for live seafood and […]

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A Quick Look at Wu’s Wonton King, Opening at the Old Wing Shoon on East Broadway

Posted December 29, 2015 at 5:11 am

​Some neighbors in the vicinity of the former Wing Shoon Seafood Restaurant breathed a sigh of relief upon learning the replacement would likely remain a low-key Chinese joint. As previously reported, the corner space at 165 East Broadway will soon sprout a Cantonese restaurant called Wu’s Wonton King. Laborers were spotted yesterday installing the new […]

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New Cantonese Restaurant Announced for Former Wing Shoon Seafood Restaurant on East Broadway

Posted November 9, 2015 at 5:13 am

Finally, some activity to report at 165 East Broadway, exactly a year after the Wing Shoon Seafood Restaurant was seized by the City Marshal. Never to reopen. The gates were up last week at the former Chinatown cheap eats spot – championed by Flight of the Conchords – exposing a bevy of activity within. We […]

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