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Flashy Dim Sum Spot Yauatcha Is Closing

You have until mid-February to get those dumplings.

By Timothy Malcolm December 30, 2019

Edamame truffle dumplings at Yauatcha.

Yauatcha, the upscale dim sum restaurant with locations across the world, is closing its Houston spot. Its final day of service is Feb. 16.

The restaurant started in 2004 in London, earning a Michelin star rating in 2005 and losing it just this year.

In recent years, under new ownership from the Hakkasan Group, Yauatcha expanded to Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, and Kolkata, before making the jump to America with a Honolulu location and, in 2017, the Galleria location. The Honolulu location closed in 2018, leaving the Houston spot as the only remaining one in North America.

"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 16, 2020," read a statement from the restaurant. "We look forward to welcoming Houstonians in their travels to our other Yauatcha restaurants globally."

Customers still have some time to enjoy the restaurant's tasty dumplings and fun, inexpensive signature cocktails. Plus, it's hosting a New Year's Eve party at $88 a head. Not a bad time to go before the doors close.

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