Astoria, Restaurants
Feb 15, 2018

Ha’s Chinese Restaurant Has Closed

Goodbye, Ha’s Chinese – we hardly knew you.

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It is with a heavy heart that we let you know that Ha’s Chinese (40-17 Broadway) has closed after about two and a half months of business. We noticed it was closed via their Instagram account earlier this week, then saw the note on their website shortly after that. We had heard so many good things—and WHA staff had eaten there and expressed a fondness for the food—but in the end, perhaps the economy was too much of a crushing element.

Regardless, we are very sorry to see Ha’s Chinese close—arguably, a place that made the best and tastiest Chinese food in the neighborhood. The irony is that we are publishing this on the eve of Chinese/Lunar New Year. We’ve reached out to owners Ben Sandler and Jen Lim to get more information and will pass that on when we get it.

Farewell, Ha’s Chinese. We’ll miss you and we wish Ben and Jen all the best in whatever they have planned for next.

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.



I never even got a chance to try it. Loved the original Kickshaw. Maybe should have left well enough alone.


Very sad to see this place close. No doubt that the owners will do good things in the future, though. Their restaurants are something special.


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