Samanea New York Mall is adding to its food court lineup with two reputable Asian restaurants, Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao (also known as Bao) and Ichiddo Ramen, in their first Long Island locations.
Formerly known as The Source Mall in Westbury, the newly redesigned complex signed 10-year leases for each of the eateries to be part of its growing Restaurant Row, located on the north side of the property on Old Country Road.
“Bao and Ichiddo Ramen are both sought after dining destinations, each with a large following and stellar reputations. We are privileged that they have chosen our property for their first Long Island locations,” said Dominic Coluccio, Samanea New York’s director of real estate. “Dining plays a significant role in Long Island’s entertainment scene and Samanea’s Restaurant Row will be an exciting new dining destination with our expanded lineup of international cuisines.”
New Restaurants at Samanea New York Mall
Bao, named for the Shanghai county where dumplings were invented, has one other location in Flushing, Queens. It has been Michelin-recommended for nine years since opening in 2006. Its signature dish is the hand-wrapped crab and pork soup dumplings. Bao’s other offerings include steamed buns, Shanghainese dim sum, pan-fried crispy noodles, fried rice cakes, scallion pancakes with sliced beef, and fish fillet and pickled cabbage noodle soup.
Minneapolis-based Ichiddo Ramen has eight other locations in the United States. It will serve 12 types of ramen soup with 15 topping options, as well as other dishes such as stir-fry ramen, buns, and donburi rice bowls.
The mall’s food court currently has a Cheesecake Factory open. When Restaurant Row is complete, there will also be MoCa Asian Bistro and Pot Korean BBQ, among others. Bao and Ichiddo Ramen are expected to be open by mid-2023.
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