Taiwanese restaurant chain Din Tai Fung – known for its xiao long bao soup dumplings – plans to open its first New York outpost in 1633 Broadway in Midtown.
the michelin-the starred restaurant signed a 15-year lease for 26,400 square feet in retail space under the 48-story building’s glass entrance cube between West 50th and West 51st streets, according to owner Paramount Group.
Din Tai Fung’s Last Outpost Is Designed By Renowned Architect David Rockwell with an opening date scheduled for 2023, Paramount said.
The restaurant started as a cooking oil business in 1958, but transitioned to a dumplings and noodle restaurant in 1972. according to its website. It garnered rave reviews – being called one of the best 10 restaurants in the world by the New York Times in 1993 – and expanded outside of Taiwan in 1996 when he opened a restaurant in Tokyo.
Din Tai Fung came to America in 2000 when she opened a boutique in Arcadia, California. (which closed in 2020) and has since expanded to have locations in Los Angeles, Seattle and Las Vegas. He currently has more than 170 pitches around the world and its Hong Kong branch became the first restaurant in Taiwan to receive a Michelin star in 2010.
“We are delighted that the internationally recognized Din Tai Fung has chosen 1633 Broadway as the [the home for] his first restaurant in New York,” Peter Brindley, Paramount’s head of real estate, said in a statement. “This transaction further illustrates our goal of partnering with world-class retail tenants and providing spectacular amenities to tenants at 1633 Broadway and the neighborhood.”
A spokesperson for the landlord did not provide the requested rent and it is unclear who brokered the deal for the two parties.
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