New Asian Fusion Restaurant Opens in Adams
Manager Xlang Lin Chen and owner Xing Li have made the Berkshires their home and want to share traditional Asian cuisine with those who have welcomed them into the community.
"The town has been great and we feel welcomed," Chen said. "A lot of town people support us, and they wanted a new restaurant with a new kind of food."
The Lee's Dynasty menu has a variety of Asian cuisine bringing in traditional favorites from China, Thailand and beyond.
"We have Thai and traditional Chinese food, which is much different than Chinese American," he said. "And we have sushi."
Chen, who has three children attending local schools, said he originally wanted to open across the street from Town Hall in one of the renovated buildings. He said the Park Street location ended up not working so they chose the former Berkshire County Stove building on 131 Columbia St.
The entire building was completely renovated with the addition of a kitchen, sushi bar and an open dining room.
"We wanted light, natural light," Chen said. "We didn't want a dark room we wanted it open."
Li, of North Adams, bought the 2,200-square-foot building on a half-acre with partners for $125,000 in January. James Leitch of Westall Architects designed the renovated interior and the 90-square-foot vestibule that was added onto the building. The restaurant has a seating capacity of about 49.
Chen said so far business is booming.
"It has been crazy you should see it on Thursday and Friday," he said. "My tables are full and people are waiting outside the door to get in."
Lee's Dynasty is open Tuesday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday through Saturday 11 to 10:30 and Sunday noon to 9:30.
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