Han Dynasty’s New Location Opens Monday

By Danya Henninger  |  October 8, 2013
Credit: Danya Henninger

October 14 will be the first day of service for the new location of Han Dynasty, which is jumping across the street to the huge space most recently home to Reserve steakhouse. The sign is already hanging outside the door, which is now flanked by two guardian lions, a symbol that originated with China’s Han Dynasty (the one that was around 2,000 years ago).

Expect dinner service only on Monday - the early part of the day will be dedicated to last-minute details, like getting the phone number switched over (it will stay the same) and the Wi-Fi set up. After that, however, look for daily lunch service just like the original. Unlike the original, this new home has a huge bar, which - per a sneak peek from Foobooz - will have its own menu of Taiwanese street food.

Owner Han Chiang has been on an expansion tear, and in August, he launched the first New York outpost for his fiery Sichuan. He also already has five other Philadelphia-area dining rooms in University City, Manayunk, Exton, Royersford and Cherry Hill. The Old City spot dwarfs them all, though, and with 200 seats, it's certain to become a serious destination for spice-fiends from all over (215-922-1888).