Hot-pot restaurant, Liukoshui, is scheduled to open by the end of the year at 568 Main Street, joining other eat-in dining spots, Nisi, Fuji East, China One, and Piccolo Trattoria, announced representatives from Hudson Related this week. Patrons will be able to enjoy the increasingly-popular hot pot experience, where guests prepare food in boiling broth at their tables. Basic components to a hot pot meal ar broth, and dipping ingredients that include noodles, vegetables and meat, and sauces.
As far as concept goes, Liukoshi, a Mandarin word that loosely translates to slobber, will be the first truly authentic Chongquing noodle shop in the City, say its owners, acknowledging there are some small noodle shops that sell Chongqing or Sichuan style noodles in the City.
Chinese hot pot is one of the ultimate communal dining experiences. Diners choose from meats, veggies, tofu, seafood items, and noodles.
“Hailing from one of the great food capitals of China, Liukoshui is excited to bring Chongqing hot pot noodles to the US,” said Assistant Project Manager of Liukoshui, Yilliana Wu, explaining that not only will the restaurant offer hot pot noodles but other Chongqing classic dishes as well.
“Authentic flavors and signature dishes, such as our Spicy Chongqing Beef Noodles and Chuan Chuan, a traditional Sichuan Skewer, have been developed by us over many years. We look forward to see you at Liukoshui, Roosevelt Island!”
At 505 sq. ft, their space is limited; Wu says they will have a sitting bar area for 8-10 people, but that their main focus will be delivery and take-out. The space at 568 Main Street is next to the Roosevelt Nails salon, and was briefly occupied by daycare center CDM Kids. Prior to CDM Kids, it was Island Flowers.
Right now, construction is underway at both Onda, a Mexican Restaurant that will be located at 548 Main Street, and a juice/panini bar that will be located at 503 Main Street.
In December 2016, Hudson Related signed a lease to bring a new contemporary Mexican restaurant and bar to 548 Main Street on Roosevelt Island. Onda will occupy an approximately 2,000 sq. ft. space, and will serve authentic, rustic cuisine and offer both small and large plates in a modern setting.
In July 2016, the owners of Wholesome Factory and Island Wine & Spirits signed a lease for a café to be located at 503 Main Street. It will serve juices, smoothies, and light fare such as paninis, salads, and bakery items. A liquor license application is pending.
In March, Lisa Management, the property management arm of The Hudson Companies, Inc, took over all marketing and leasing for the remaining available spaces on Main Street, called The Shops on Main. Available for lease is 2,000 square feet at 521 Main Street, 2,229 square feet at 563 Main Street, and 2,172 square feet at 544 Main Street.