Chinatown’s latest dim sum restaurant made its debut Sunday, December 18 at 27 Division St., right across from Confucius Plaza. This branch of Dim Sum Palace is the eighth New York City location for the family-owned mini-chain.
According to a press release, the Chinatown restaurant seats 200 people on two floors and includes private banquet rooms for special occasions. In addition to dim sum, there’s a large menu featuring traditional Cantonese specialties. The location will stay open until 4 a.m.
It’s the largest restaurant in the Dim Sum Palace family, but not the largest in Chinatown. Golden Unicorn at 18 East Broadway operates on multiple floors and can accommodate around 200 people in a banquet hall setting. House of Joy at 28 Pell St. seats 400 for large-scale events. As Lunar New Year celebrations draw near, it’s worth noting that the neighborhood is still feeling the loss of Jing Fong, which could handle banquet-style dinners for close to 1,000 people. A new version of Jing Fong opened on Centre Street, but it’s much smaller than the original, only seating 125.