It’s been one of the city’s most anticipated openings for more than a year, but Yauatcha Houston is finally getting ready to make its debut.
Announced via release, the Michelin-starred dim sum spot and tea house will officially make its debut in a building adjacent to The Galleria at 5045 Westheimer Road. The opening marks the arrival of the Hakkasan Group, which operates restaurants in Las Vegas, Miami, and New York. The Houston outpost of Yauatcha is only the second location of the restaurant in the United States, joining a restaurant that opened in Waikiki, Hawaii earlier this year.
As far as the food is concerned, diners can look forward to upscale dim sum offerings, some of which have an obvious Houston flair. Look out for prawn and crispy bean curd cheung fun, sweet & sticky venison in puff pastry, and jasmine tea pork ribs, paired with an extensive (and impressive) menu of teas (like Blue Mountain black tea infused with Texas grapefruit rind) and cocktails to go alongside.
Yauatcha will open its doors on Wednesday, March 29, which is pretty close to the previously anticipated February debut. Reservations are currently available via the Yauatcha website, and it’s highly likely that only the quick-fingered will score a prime table on opening day.