Just got good news from Tommy Tan, owner of the much-beloved The Orient in Bethpage, which has been closed since March for an extensive renovation. He is about to start serving again, soon.
If you’ve been hankering for the Chinese restaurant’s garlic fried chicken, roast pork buns, dim sum and fish steamed with ginger and scallions, you should be able to get your fix within about two weeks.
Tan gives Wednesday, Aug. 17, as a reopening date. Keeping in mind that delays can never be ruled out, you would be wise to call before heading to Bethpage.
Can't wait to see the new look — and whether the prices or menu selections have changed.
The Orient is at 623 Hicksville Rd., Bethpage, 516-822-1010.
Above: The Orient's famous garlic fried chicken