Jing Fong, a famous dim sum restaurant in Chinatown, is expanding to the Upper West Side, moving into the former home of Planet Sushi at 78th and Amsterdam Avenue. And we got an early look at the plans.
The restaurant will officially open on July 26, but there’s a soft opening for dinner service starting July 17, with a limited selection of items. As we previously reported, the owners want to give locals an early taste of what’s coming.
The Upper West Side Jing Fong will be smaller than its its massive downtown location, with 50 seats inside the main dining room, 12 at the bar, and 40 at an outdoor patio. Ten of the indoor seats will be at a special Chef’s Counter where people can watch the food being made.
It will not have rolling carts like at other dim sum restaurants. Instead, it will serve dim sum dishes in a more traditional restaurant style. Here’s more from Jing Fong:
Guests can expect traditional dishes like Peking Pork Chop; Honey Walnut Prawns; and Beef Chow Fun, along with “The Usual,” the aptly named classic Chicken and Broccoli dish. Favorites like Har Gow, Siu Mai and BBQ Pork Buns will be available, along with exclusive new offerings. An exciting beverage program will feature a selection of specialty cocktails, along with a carefully curated assortment of wines and beer that are not found anywhere else in the neighborhood.
(Updated again) Hours of Operation:
o 4:00pm-11:00pm (7/17)
o 5:00pm – 10:00pm (7/18-7/25)
Summer Hours (7/26-Labor Day):
o Monday – Friday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
o Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am-10:00pm
After Labor Day:
o 11:00am to 10:00pm, daily