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Yauatcha Will Finally Make Its Houston Debut Early Next Year

The wildly popular dim sum house will hit the Galleria

Amy McCarthy is a staff writer at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

Back in late 2015, we learned that The Hakkasan Group, known for its globally-recognized, frequently Michelin-starred restaurants, would bring its dim sum teahouse concept Yauatcha to Houston. Now, we’ve finally got more details on when this much-anticipated spot will finally start serving dumplings & pastry.

Originally anticipated to land at the end of 2016, Yauatcha is now expected to open its doors at the Galleria in early 2017. The restaurant is currently hiring servers, managers, and chefs to staff the Houston outpost, which is just one of two U.S. Yauatcha locations. The other is currently in the works in Waikiki, Hawaii.

Yauatcha is a more casual concept from the minds behind Hakkasan, the upscale, Michelin-rated “modern Chinese” restaurant with ten outposts across the globe, including locations in Miami, Las Vegas, and New York. "Hakkasan is the kind of operation where you dress up and splurge whereas at Yauatcha you can just pop in for a cup of tea and a pastry or a business meeting," said Nick McCabe, Hakkasan Group president.

Yauatcha is set to open the doors in February 2017. Stay tuned for more updates on an official opening date.


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