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Hot pot chain The Dolar Shop opens restaurant in Manhattan’s East Village

First restaurant in Manhattan, second in New York opens with limited seating

Hot pot chain The Dolar Shop opens its first Manhattan restaurant today in the East Village. The 3rd Avenue opening is the second among a potential four New York units of the Chinese-Macanese, one-person, hot pot chain that are arriving in the market. The 55-unit, global restaurant venture previously expanded to Sydney, Vancouver, Seattle, and Flushing, New York.

The Dolar Shop will reduce the capacity of the new restaurant to 25 percent to follow local health ordinances. In addition to indoor seating, the location has an outdoor patio and provides delivery service below 34th Street.

The Founded in Shanghai, China, the Dolar Shop is known for its housemade, labor-intensive broths and array of seafood choices. The menu features Steakhouse-quality meat
The Dolar Shop, a hot pot chain focused on providing individual hot pot accommodations, features a wide array of seafood and meat options on the menu. Photo by The Dolar Shop.

The Founded in Shanghai, China, the Dolar Shop is known for its housemade, labor-intensive broths and an array of seafood choices. The menu features Steakhouse-quality meat, sourced from both the US and Japan, including American Wagyu, USDA Prime Beef, and A5 Japanese Miyazaki beef.

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A primary feature of the Shanghai-born chain is that customers have access to their own individual hot pots.

The East Village Dolar Shop will also serve shrimp pâté, which has a high concentration of Vietnamese shrimp.

“Normally winter is the peak season for hot pot since it’s warm in nature and it brings people together during the holidays, ” said Jay Zhao, general manager of East Village Dolar Shop.This year is a bit different because of COVID. To make sure people can still enjoy hot pot safely, we will open at 25-percent indoor capacity that allows for 45 guests to sit comfortably…”

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The Dolar Shop, 55 3rd Avenue, New York NY 10003

Photo credit: Dolar Shop (featured preview image)

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