August 3rd, 2020
Today 88 Lan Zhou Handmade Noodle & Dumpling announced on Instagram that they’ll be closing down for good on Saturday August 15th. This Chinatown spot’s knife-cut noodles and chewy dumplings are consistently excellent - especially the $3 boiled pork and chive dumplings and the noodles with oxtail. They’ve helped us celebrate birthdays, provided comfort on sh*tty Wednesday nights, and proven to visiting friends that their city’s dumplings are quite bleak.
Before Lan Zhou closes, you can call 646-683-0939 or stop by their spot on 40 Bowery between 10:30am and 10:30pm for one last hurrah. They’re selling dumpling sauce and frozen packs of 50 dumplings that you can buy and slowly course out over the next few months while listening to Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here.”
“We’re just two lost souls, swimming in a fishbowl.” - You, to the very last boiled dumpling in your freezer bag from 88 Lan Zhou Handmade Noodle & Dumpling.
Looking to support more of your favorite Chinatown restaurants? Stop by for dim sum, order takeout or delivery from a Chinese restaurant tonight, or check out an outdoor dining spot. We have guides for all three.