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Galleria’s Glitzy Dim Sum Destination Yauatcha Will Close After Just Three Years

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The Hakkasan Group restaurant’s days are numbered

Assorted upscale dim sum at Yauatcha.
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The Galleria’s showy dim sum spot Yauatcha will serve its last order of edamame truffle dumplings on Sunday, February 16, reports CultureMap.

Ownership entity Hakkasan Group provided the pub the following statement regarding the closure of its Michelin-starred, London-based dim sum and teahouse in Houston:

We have been privileged to work with one of the finest culinary and service teams in the city and honored by media accolades and the patronage of many loyal guests. Regretfully, we have made the difficult decision to close our Galleria location and will officially cease service on February 16th, 2020. We look forward to welcoming Houstonians in their travels to our other Yauatcha restaurants globally.

Hit orders included prawn and crispy bean curd cheung fun, sweet and sticky venison in puff pastry, and jasmine tea pork ribs. There was also an extensive (and impressive) menu of teas (like Blue Mountain black tea infused with Texas grapefruit rind) and cocktails to go alongside.

The restaurant ranked No. 45 on CultureMap’s list of Houston’s top 100 restaurants.

Update 12/30/19: Yauatcha sent this statement to Eater:

Over the past years, Yauatcha has served as an acclaimed dining destination in Uptown Houston, providing signature dim sum, Chinese cuisine and pastries – and hosting an array of memorable events and celebrations against a one-of-a-kind backdrop. We have been privileged to work with one of the finest culinary and service teams in the city and honored by media accolades and the patronage of many loyal guests. Regretfully, we have made the difficult decision to close our Galleria location and will officially cease service on February 16th, 2020. We look forward to welcoming Houstonians in their travels to our other Yauatcha restaurants globally.

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