Nom Wah Nolita gears up a bustling dim sum experience into millennial-oriented, chic communal dining.
Nom Wah Tea Parlor in Chinatown has been New Yorkers’ favorite dim sum place for decades. Its spin off has recently opened in Nolita, and it takes a playful turn from the original establishment. Nom Wah Nolita is a self-service, fast-casual restaurant that serves “the greatest hits” from the dumpling selections of its sister joint as well as a few more modern share plates with a Chinese influence. They also added a few main dishes with noodles and rice so that there would be options for takeout or for a solo diner.
With rich and full-bodied broth, Ho Fun Noodle Soup is a great vegan option, which even non-vegetarians can enjoy.
Among the greatest hits, you must try the adorable Shrimp and Snow Pea Leaf Dumplings, a classic steamed dumpling whereby shrimp and snow pea leaves are placed in an open face wrapper. If you are a little more hungry, Fiery Dank Shank is a fulfilling main dish of braised beef shank with fresh vegetables served over a choice of rice or noodles. Also, they serve quite a few dishes that are only available at the Nolita location, such as the Cantonese-smoked Chicken Leg, Daikon Slices with Bacon XO Sauce, Sweet Potato Curry and their signature Ho Fun Noodle Soup.
A café-like interior represents its fast-casual concept.
They are not shy about experimenting and switching up the menu, so you’ll be able to grab something new every time you visit the restaurant. For the future, they are looking to have monthly collaborations with local eateries, whether it’s taking over a kitchen in Brooklyn or partnering with a start-up restaurant/chef and adding to their rotation. Don’t take away your eyes away from Nom Wah Nolita!
Nom Wah Nolita
10 Kenmare St., (Bowery & Elizabeth St.), New York, NY 10012
TEL: 646-478-8242 | www.nomwah.com
Mon-Thu & Sun: 11:30 am-10 pm, Fri & Sat: 11:30 am-11 pm