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Dumplings, Cocktails, and Good Fortune: Two Penny Chinese is finally open

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Hanna McLean Oct 30, 2017 5:05 pm 965

We’ve been waiting for this one for a while, but we are happy to say Two Penny Chinese is officially open, and you can head there daily, starting at 5 pm.

Dumplings, buns, roast meats, vegetables, rice and noodles, and Chef Specialties (think Kung Pao Pork) are just a few of the section headers on this new Chinese Deco spot’s menu.

Designed by Sarah Ward Interiors, the space oozes Shanghai circa 1920, but the menu is sure to speak to modern day Millennial tastebuds everywhere.


Enjoy small plates like Chongqing Chicken Wings, Pork Cheek Spring Rolls, and the Scallion Pancake Roll to name a few, then wash them down with one of the many offerings from the cocktails list.

On the other side of this restaurant concept is The Tea House. The opening hours are slightly different (open later), and the bites are smaller.

A more casual dining experience that’s still heavy on the craft cocktails, The Tea House seems to be the “after hours” version of Two Penny at first glance.

Two Penny Chinese and Tea House is brought to you by the guys behind Native Tongues and Calcutta Cricket Club, and you can bet this new eatery will be just as popular.

The eatery on 1st Street does not accept reservations, so be sure to plan your visit accordingly to get a taste of the Chinese eats that await you at Two Penny.

Two Penny Chinese and The Tea House

Address: 1213 1 Street SW
Hours: Two Penny: Daily from 5 to 11 pm; The Tea House, Sunday to Thursday from 6 pm to midnight, Friday and Saturday from 6 pm to 1 am
Instagram: @twopennychinese


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Hanna McLean
Hanna is a Staff Food Writer at Daily Hive. She's lived on both coasts and has concluded that pizza tastes great no matter where you're eating it. She loves rap music, craft beer, and she probably has crumbs on her keyboard right now.

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