TamJai noodles to take over old Tsui Wah location near Lan Kwai Fong

TamJai SamGor, a local noodle chain, will occupy two storeys of the former Tsui Wah flagship restaurant on Wellington Street in Central. Photos: Openrice
TamJai SamGor, a local noodle chain, will occupy two storeys of the former Tsui Wah flagship restaurant on Wellington Street in Central. Photos: Openrice

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.

 

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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.)

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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.

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