After nearly a century, Nom Wah Tea Parlor is getting a sibling in New York. The Chinatown dim sum parlor—which opened in 1920, making it New York's first and oldest—branched out with an outpost in Philadelphia in 2015 but this is the first such expansion in its native NYC.
The new location will take over the Old Bowery Station pop-up space at 10 Kenmare, which is conveniently co-owned by Nom Wah's second-generation owner, Wilson Tang. The Nolita offshoot will be more casual than the sit-down original, with a lunchtime focus and counter service. The more places to get "The Original" egg roll, the better. Stay tuned for an opening date.