News For People Who Like Bad News: Sang Kee Leaving Newtown Square

Over on the Insider, they’re reporting that the Sang Kee Noodle Bowl in Newtown Square’s Edgemont Square Shopping Center (next to the movie theater) is closing after just a year.

Win and Sutida Somboonsong, who owned the last two restaurants in the space, are ending their licensing deal with Sang Kee’s Michael Chow after a year. On Aug. 29, they will close the Sang Kee to retool the kitchen. On Sept. 5, the plan goes, it will open as Azie Southeast, a version of the two Azies, in Media and Villanova.

Sad, right? But what’s worse is that this space is now taking on that existential feel of a doomed location since Sang Kee is only the most recent concept to die a fast death there. Sang Kee was preceded to the grave by Roux 3 and Parker’s Prime. But here’s hoping that Azie’s pan-Southeast-Asian menu (and beer list) will do the trick and reverse the growing curse.

Sang Kee Pulling Out Of Newtown Square [The Insider]

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  • Richard

    From what I understood, this Sang Kee bears (bore) little resemblance to either the flagship Sang Kee on Ninth St nor the great suburban outpost in Ardmore. Seems some non-principle of the “franchise” ran it under an agreement to use the name AND it wasn’t very good. So it’s not the “curse”, just sub-par food. Roux 3 was overpriced and stale…Parker’s was run by the Azie people who wanted to hop onto the steakhouse express though their forte is Asian cuisine. So I have little doubt the spot will make it as Azie 3!!!

  • Suburbdog

    The Sang Kee at the Reading Terminal isn’t as good as the 9th Street location either. Perhaps it’s just “Sang Kee” in name only.

  • Dan

    This is more irrelevant than bad