Hupo opens at 10-07 50th Avenue

Chinese Szechuan restaurant Hupo has opened at 10-07 50th Avenue.1

Its soft opening hours are Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and then again from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Fridays will have the same hours, but it will be open until 11 p.m.

On Saturday, it will be open from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday, it will be open 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

“We believe Szechuan food is a true gem waiting for Americans to discover,” owner Danny Zhu wrote in an email to The Court Square Blog. “We hope we can introduce the authentic Szechuan style cooking to Americans.”

The menu features traditional dishes like Mapo Tofu, Chongking Roast Whole Fish and Tea Smoked Duck from chef Jun Zeng, who used to own restaurant Mapo Tofu in midtown east.

The restaurant is modeled in a traditional Chinese style, with many of the decorations imported from China.

“We hope people can enjoy the chill ambiance here,” Zhu said. “We hope that Hupo is not just a place where you eat, but also a place where you can enjoy good food and good times with your friends and family, or even just yourself.”

Hupo takes over for Kavala, which closed in 2018.2 LIC Talk was the first to spot the signage on the door.3

Find out more information about the restaurant from its website and its Instagram feed.

Hupo Menu 1

Hupo Menu 2

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