Kings Co Imperial LES-dim sum
The Facts
NAME: Kings Co Imperial
IT'S: A modern Chinese restaurant on the Lower East Side

25-06-2018

OPENED: June 25th, 2018
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Josh Grinker, Tracy Jane Young and George Wong
DID YOU KNOW: The menu also includes a "Pu Pu Platter" (a daily assortment of shareable BBQ and small bites)
LOCATION: Lower East Side
ADDRESS: 168 1/2 Delancey St, NY 10002
CLOSEST SUBWAY: Delancey St
OPENING TIMES: Daily: 5:30pm–12am
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Phone: 212-475-0245
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Yes

Kings Co Imperial

OPENED332 DAYS AGO

Brooklyn’s popular Chinese restaurant Kings Co Imperial makes its Manhattan debut, opening a second location on the Lower East Side.

The contemporary dim-sum restaurant isn’t just a favorite in Williamsburg; Kings Co Imperial is arguably one of the best Chinese spots in New York. The new location on the Lower East Side – which will soon be included on our eating guide to the LES – is a collaborative effort between owner/chef Josh Grinker, co-owner Tracy Jane Young and George Wong.

Kings Co Imperial LES - interior

The Spot:

Aiming to bring the same aesthetic to the Lower East Side location, the new Kings Co Imperial is fitted with rustic wooden furnishings and wood-framed light boxes, complemented by deep colors of red. You can take a seat U-shaped bar, but we all know there’s more room for a Chinese feast at one of the booths.

Kings Co Imperial-foodImage credit: rose and ivy journal

The Food:

Featuring regional Chinese cuisine with a modern twist, chef Grinker has added a variety of new items to the menu, including salt-steamed veal ribs with red lantern chilies, chicken wontons with sesame sauce, and crispy mandarin fish. But don’t worry; some of the restaurant’s signature dishes have made it across the bridge too, such as mock eel (shiitake mushrooms with their special soy) and wok-seared long dumplings with Berkshire pork and garlic stems.

The Drinks:

While Kings Co Imperial in Williamsburg serves tiki-inspired drinks, the Lower East Side location focuses on small batch spirits with Chinese ingredients. Standouts include the “Ming River Mantis” with Jamaican rum, Sichuan baijiu, apricot, ginger and nutmeg, and the “Donnie Yen’s Kick”, made with whiskey, peanuts and cilantro.

Kings Co Imperial LES-interior

The Damage:

Dishes vary between $10 and $24; cocktails cost around $14.

In a Nutshell:

It’s not just the new Manhattan location that will make this city happy – Kings Co Imperial serves its happy hour dim sum supper until late on the Lower East Side.

If you’re looking for other new places to eat and drink in New York, take a look at our interactive map with the city’s latest bar and restaurant openings. 

Featured image: Kings Co Imperial by Levi Miller

The Facts
NAME: Kings Co Imperial
IT'S: A modern Chinese restaurant on the Lower East Side

25-06-2018

OPENED: June 25th, 2018
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Josh Grinker, Tracy Jane Young and George Wong
DID YOU KNOW: The menu also includes a "Pu Pu Platter" (a daily assortment of shareable BBQ and small bites)
LOCATION: Lower East Side
ADDRESS: 168 1/2 Delancey St, NY 10002
CLOSEST SUBWAY: Delancey St
OPENING TIMES: Daily: 5:30pm–12am
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Phone: 212-475-0245
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Yes

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