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Wu Chow Will Start Slinging Soup Dumplings on November 5

Take a sneak peek inside.

Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Wu Chow is finally opening on Thursday, November 5 for fans of the highly anticipated restaurant and its dim sum, soup dumplings, and modern takes on traditional Chinese cuisine. Dim sum service will begin on the weekend. (Don’t worry: certain items will be available for dinner service in limited quantities). The restaurant is run by the team behind Swift's Attic, C.K. Chin and Stuart Thomajan, who announced the project back in 2013. The staff includes former Toki Underground sous chef Howard Chang and Fujian chefs Ji Peng Chen and Ling Qi Wu.

Update, November 4: Wu Chow is now taking dinner reservations. Lunch and weekend dim sum service hasn't been announced yet. The menu is also available online.

Eater photographer Robert J. Lerma toured the space with pops of green and yellow details, from the tiles along the bar to the bright green communal table. An entire wall is covered in Mahjong tiles, and wood paneling elsewhere. Tables include banquettes with velvet decor. There’s also the resident fish Gold Dirty Bastard. Outside, the expansive patio overlooking West 5th includes table and lounge seating. The restaurant will begin taking reservations later this week. For now, hours will be from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Wu Chow

500 West 5th Street, , TX 78701 (512) 476-2469 Visit Website