Oct. 14, 2014 By Christian Murray
A dumplings and noodles eatery will be opening on 46th Street next door to Pio Pio Riko.
The restaurant, which will be located at 45-24 46th Street, is expected to open in late December, according to its owner, who was reluctant to provide too many details at this point.
The eatery will consist of about 30 seats and there will not be table service. The owner described it as “fast casual.”
The menu will consist of soup, baos (steamed buns filled with pork/beef/vegetables), and a wide selection of noodles and dumplings (both steamed and fried). The food will include a mix of Chinese and other Asian flavors. There are also plans to get a liquor license.
The owner has another restaurant—offering the same style of food—in Park Slope.
The business owner was attracted to Sunnyside due to its diverse population. “I like the mixed neighborhood and there are few [restaurants] like this in the area.”
The restaurant is moving into a portion of the space that was once occupied by Grand 99 Cent Store, which left about 2 years ago. The other portion of the site was leased to Signature Paint & Home Center, which opened this summer.