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It’s been a little over a year since Danny Bowien announced in a TimesTalk with Anthony Bourdain that he was opening a new location of his wildly popular Lower East Side and San Francisco restaurant, Mission Chinese Food. Obviously, a lot has changed since then– among other things, chef Angela Dimayuga has moved on— but Mission Chinese has finally opened its doors in East Williamsburg.


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Located at 599 Johnson Avenue, right around the corner from the new L-pocalpyse-themed haunted house, the restaurant shares a building with Elsewhere and like the neighboring venue will have a rooftop space. (It had been slated to open this summer.) Inside, fluorescent lights give off a casual, night market vibe that’s in stark contrast to the clubby, gold-trimmed Manhattan location.


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According to New York‘s fall preview, this new one will have “a menu that expands upon the Sichuan-inspired signatures with some Northern Chinese and ‘not so numbing and tingly’ options, plus casual combination lunches, a takeout window for pre- and post-show grub, and a new bread service that might involve a tandoori oven, an assist from Tartine’s Chad Robertson, and sourdough buckwheat injera.”


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Sourdough Naan one of the awesome new things you should order at the new @missionchinesefood #missionchinesefood #bushwick

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As you can see here, the menu features Mission Chinese classics like the kung pao pastrami, the salt-cod fried rice, and the thrice-cooked bacon, as well as newer dishes like a mala-sauced bacon-and-shrimp egg roll and a dan dan ramen in a super spicy white sesame broth (the plant-based ramen is made in collaboration with Impossible Foods, makers of the Impossible Burger). Banquet-style dinners for two or more feature a variety of dishes priced at $45+ per head.

Oh, there’s also lobster fried rice. But, trust us, you don’t want to know where that lobster’s been.

Mission Chinese Brooklyn, 599 Johnson Ave., East Williamsburg; 718-628-3731.