The Food Hall at Crockett Row has a cool new eatery coming, whose roots are in Dallas' Deep Ellum: Monkey King Noodle Company, which serves hand-pulled noodles, soups, and dumplings, will open on April 26.
Owner and chief noodle maker Andrew Chen founded the restaurant in Deep Ellum in 2013 as a place to champion authentic Northern Chinese street food. The original location opened with a display window that opened onto Main Street where passersby could see the noodles being formed on the spot.
The menu is inspired by the night markets of China and Taiwan, with noodle dishes, soups, and salads, as well as several types of dumplings, including pork dumplings and vegetarian dumplings in two varieties — edamame and mushroom.
Recent additions include wonton soup and tater tots with Taiwanese toppings, which can be ordered vegan or topped with ground pork.
Monkey King is no stranger to food halls, having previously operated a stand in Legacy Hall, the food hall in Plano. Monkey King also had a restaurant in Carrollton. But both locations closed in 2018.
At the Fort Worth food hall, Monkey King Noodle Company will replace Rollin' N Bowlin', which will open a larger brick-and-mortar store in downtown Fort Worth.
The food hall has a new happy hour on weekdays from 11 am to 7 pm, with $3 off draft beer and wines by the glass, as well as $5 frozen and on-tap cocktails, such as a French 75 and Moscow mule.
The food hall has also extended its hours, with several operators — including Butler’s Cabinet, EB2, and Press Waffle Co. — offering new walk-up windows for late-night traffic.
That includes entertainment on the weekends: On Fridays and Saturdays, musicians will perform from 7-11 pm, followed by a DJ from 11 pm to 1 am. On Thursdays, a DJ will play from 7-11 pm.
Food Hall at Crockett Row is open Sundays through Wednesdays from 11 am to 9 pm, Thursdays from 11 am to midnight, and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 am to 2 am.