It’s been over a year since Tsui Wah shut its iconic Central flagship restaurant near Lan Kwai Fong, its location and 24-hours operations making it a favorite among late night partiers.
Soon, Wellington Street will see a new kid on the block: Hong Kong’s beloved noodle chain, TamJai SamGor.
According to HK01, TamJai will take over the former Tsui Wah restaurant this summer, bringing its signature Yunan-style rice vermicelli and spicy noodle bases to the nightlife district.
It will occupy the ground level unit and basement of the former four-story Tsui Wah location near the intersection of Wellington Street and D’Aguilar Street.
View this post on Instagram
This will be TamJai SamGor’s first location in Central. Its sister chain, TamJai Yunnan Mixian, opened a three-story restaurant on Connaught Road Central last year. (The two separate TamJai chains are a result of a feud between shareholders in the 1990s.)
Read more: The Realist: An Ode to Tsui Wah
The three-year contract puts TamJai SamGor’s monthly rent for the Wellington Street unit at HK$450,000 (US$58,000).
Tsui Wah’s flagship Central restaurant, arguably the cha chan teng chain’s most well-known location, closed last March after 22 years in operation.
At the time, news of its closure prompted a flood of fans—locals and foreigners alike—to visit the Lan Kwai Fong institution for one last meal.