Wong’s Asian Bistro in North Charleston closes doors

Shrimp-stuffed bean curd at Wong’s Asian Bistro. Hanna Raskin/staff

One of the area’s two sources for dim sum has apparently closed.

Wong’s Asian Bistro, a splendiferous-looking restaurant, last summer opened in the old Carey Hilliard’s on Rivers Avenue. In addition to dim sum, it served a full menu of Chinese-American classics, sushi, hibachi and, according to its most recent Facebook post dated Jan. 1, a $35 double-lobster dinner.

Largely on the strength of its black bean sauce, I talked up Wong’s to anyone looking to stanch a craving for lo me in and kung pao (just ask the members of the Shalom Y’all club at the Del Webb development, where I spoke this weekend on Jews and Chinese food.) Plus, it served dim sum on a daily basis; at Dragon Palace on Daniel Island, it’s a Saturday-only deal.

But a reader reports that Wong’s has gone dark, and nobody’s answering the phone. While it’s impossible to know what did in Wong’s, it’s surely not easy keeping a 9,000-square-foot restaurant afloat.