In an atmosphere of rising rents and staffing shortages, here’s a story to warm your heart: after being forced to shut down due to Health Department concerns and the casual need for $300,000 for building updates, the iconic Sam Wo is coming back. And soon — October 19 marks the restaurant’s official reopening as Sam Wo Restaurant and Bakery, pending final investigations, Hoodline reported. Coming into the old Anna Bakery space at 713 Clay St. just a few blocks from its original location, its hours will remain fairly similar from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. daily. The restaurant’s official site is actively hiring and searching for old photos to decorate the walls for a throwback feel. The countdown begins.
Chinatown Institution Sam Wo Sets Opening Date for Triumphant Return
October 19, baby.