After suddenly closing its flagship store on Yongkang Street in April 2020, Kao Chi is back with a new store on Xinsheng South Road just north of the Xinyi intersection.
The new space feels a bit cramped, the new staff uniforms look cheap, and the kitchen is not yet running at full speed, with some items not yet available. But for me this is still a welcome return, as I prefer almost all their food—with the exception of their xiaolongbao, which I don’t much care for anyways—to their (overly?) celebrated neighbour and rival Din Tai Fung. Based on my visit over the weekend, I am happy to say that their food is still delicious.