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Chinatown: New Wonton Noodle Garden

scoopG Sep 22, 2011 03:40 AM

New Won Noodle Garden has replaced Wonton Garden on Mott Street. Grand opening this week.

New Wonton Noodle Garden
56 Mott Street (between Canal and Bayard)
NY, NY 10013

Phone number on the awning (212-966-4033) does not seem to be connected yet.

New Wonton Noodle Garden
56 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

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    UES Mayor Nov 1, 2011 05:43 AM

    Won Ton here is decent-nothing to write home about. BUT my pet peeve-$20 min for credit card charge!! Who eats $20 worth of won ton soup!!!

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    1. re: UES Mayor
      AubWah Nov 1, 2011 11:08 AM

      Who pays for a $5 meal in Chinatown with a credit card?

      1. re: AubWah
        diprey11 Nov 3, 2011 01:14 PM

        Yeah, I think it would be unkind. Please don't forget that credit card companies charge a vendor a fee for the credit card bill processing

    2. iluvcookies Oct 28, 2011 10:22 AM

      The menu looks identical to the old Wonton Garden, but the noodles stewed with Sweet and Sour pork (still #C25) is not the same as it used to be at this location. It's actually pretty awful here, too spicy, too many mushrooms and mushy noodles.

      But this dish is the same as it used to be at HK Wonton Garden at 79 Mulberry. So I will be going there from now on.

      HK Wonton Garden
      79 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

      1. David11238 Sep 22, 2011 03:57 AM

        Now I am confused. Are these the same people or a business copycatting the original? And didn't the original place move to Mulberry Street and change their name to HK Wonton Garden?

        HK Wonton Garden
        79 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

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        1. re: David11238
          scoopG Sep 22, 2011 01:49 PM

          I think the original restaurant at 56 Mott was called Wonton Garden, then New Wonton Garden and then it moved to 79 Mulberry.

          New Wonton Noodle Garden appears to be taking advantage of the old signage and font, like Kennedy Fried Chicken in East Harlem!

          1. re: scoopG
            Chandavkl Oct 30, 2011 05:13 PM

            I wonder what the menus say as far as the name of the enterprise goes. These days some successor restaurants are too cheap to replace the old signage of a predecessor restaurant and leave the old sign up, even if it has no relation to the new name.

            1. re: scoopG
              squid kun Nov 2, 2011 10:22 AM

              Here's what I've heard around the nabe:

              The owner of New Wonton Garden on Mott retired early this year. Her nephew, along with a partner in the old restaurant and much of the old staff (including the cook in charge of the broths), opened HK Wonton Garden on Mulberry.

              New Wonton Noodle Garden (new sign, similar lettering) claims to be the direct descendant of New Wonton Garden, but that's not quite right. (One partner was involved in New Wonton Garden; another is involved in Mei Li Wah on Bayard.) They hired a server and at least one cook from the old place, conspicuously including the noodle guy who works in the front window.

              Hope that's all perfectly clear :)

              New Wonton Garden
              56 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

              HK Wonton Garden
              79 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

              Mei Li Wah
              64 Bayard St, New York, NY 10013

              New Wonton Noodle Garden
              56 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

            2. re: David11238
              jonkyo Dec 20, 2011 05:33 PM

              This is the same owner, and I had gone there and chat with the staff over beers for a bit just after they opened, usually arriving late after midnight.

              The food is quite good.

              Great pigs feet too.

              1. re: jonkyo
                AubWah Dec 20, 2011 05:49 PM

                were you guys speaking cantonese?

                1. re: jonkyo
                  squid kun Dec 20, 2011 06:33 PM

                  Yes, they are telling people that ownership is unchanged ... http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8084...

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