Nom Wah Tu closed for good this past weekend. The restaurant at 22 Orchard St. never found an audience after a revamp six months ago.
In 2013, Wilson Tang of Nom Wah Tea Parlor on Doyers Street and chef Jonathan Wu opened Fung Tu in this space. In spite of glowing reviews, the modern Chinese restaurant struggled. About six months ago, they relaunched the Lower East Side spot with a more casual concept, featuring creative takes on Nom Wah’s classic dim sum favorites.
Eater first reported the news earlier today.
Tang has several other ventures. In addition to the original Nom Wah in Chinatown, he operates fast casual shops in the Canal Street Market and on Kenmare Street. There’s a full service dim sum parlor in Philadelphia, and a stall is coming to the new Market Line project on the Lower East Side.