Popular Chinese Hotpot Joint ’99 Favor Taste Restaurant’ Expands to 285 Grand Street

Posted on: January 30th, 2014 at 6:06 am by
This image has been archived or removed.

The new glass box at 285 Grand Street touched down from outer-space one year ago. It arrived three years after that terrible fire consumed almost half the block, resulting in the destruction of two tenement buildings, the displacement of 200 residents, and the loss of an elderly Chinese man. But the fire-kissed properties have finally made their comeback. Rehabilitation of number 289 was finally completed over the summer, allowing former residents to return and a 99-cent store to open in the retail space; a day care center also opened on the second floor of number 285.

This image has been archived or removed.

Of all the possible commercial uses on the ground level of 285 Grand, however, a Chinese restaurant was actually the last thing we expected. Nevertheless, 99 Favor Taste Restaurant will open here imminently. The hotpot joint has roots in Sunset Park, where it opened the first outpost in 2012. Store signage was installed earlier this week after months behind a shroud of smokey glass. But the interior still needs plenty of organization.

Below is the menu from the Brooklyn location; the Lower East Side version can’t be much different.

99 Favor Taste Restaurant Menu

Recent Stories

Excavation Begins for 70-Story South Street Towers

Cranes, and plywood, and pile-drivers, oh my! Such is the story down on the Lower East Side waterfront. Department of Buildings on April 12 issued official approval to the Chetrit Group to begin foundation activities for its dual 70-story tower at 265 South. A month later, the big trucks are mobilized. While excavation is now […]

For 7th Year Running, Greek Jewish Festival Returns to Broome Street this Weekend

After a more subdued outing last year, the Greek Jewish Festival this spring is on the rebound, pulling out the stops. It returns on Sunday for another go-round. Founded by Kehila Kedosha Janina on Broome Street seven years ago, the event celebrates the culture and traditions of the Greek Jewish community. Years past saw crowds […]

Revisiting the Story of the Eastern Dispensary at 75 Essex Street

The historic Eastern Dispensary Building at 75 Essex Street – home of Eisner Bros. – will soon undergo major redevelopment to add a ten-story protrusion to its rooftop. Fresh off this news, which broke earlier this month, we thought it appropriate to revisit a Bowery Boogie entry from nine years ago detailing the history of […]

Motorcycle Driver Killed in FDR Drive Crash

A motorcyclist driving the FDR Tuesday morning lost control of the vehicle and died after hitting the roadway, police said. The driver, identified as Brooklyn 36-year-old resident Christian Reyes, had been traveling southbound on the FDR Drive at 7:10am in the vicinity of Exit 3, when he struck the left edge curbing and guide rail. […]

Seven-Story Office Building Headed to Bowery Lighting District

A new commercial office tower is coming soon to the so-called Bowery Lighting District. Real Estate Equities Corp. submitted plans to Department of Buildings last month for an 85-foot commercial development at Bowery and Broome Street. The footprint will occupy the stretch of pre-war buildings spanning 156 to 166 Bowery; demolition permits were issued in June 2021. […]