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Mr. Chow

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Mr. Chow

Mr. Chow
Type Private
Industry Restaurant
Founded February 14, 1968
Founder(s) Michael Chow
Headquarters New York City, United States
Area served United States, Europe
Products Chinese cuisine
Owner(s) Michael Chow

Mr. Chow is an upscale Chinese restaurant chain founded by restaurateur Michael Chow.[1][2][3][4][5]


Michael Chow, son of Chinese Peking Opera Grand Master, Zhou Xinfang, opened the first Mr. Chow in Knightsbridge, London on February 14, 1968. A Beverly Hills location soon followed in 1974 and Midtown New York at 57th Street in 1978. In 2006 the fourth location in Tribeca, New York opened. In 2009 a location opened in South Beach Miami at the W Hotel, and another in Malibu, California in 2012 at the Malibu Country Mart.[6]

Michael Chow has said the Mr. Chow restaurants have always been underlined by a desire and need to promote the Chinese culture.[5] "China always has been a great, great nation", Chow stated in a Wall Street Journal interview and added, "Chinese people — I like them. What can I say?"[5]

Alan Richman of GQ Magazine has described the experience at Mr. Chow as "an establishment that cannot be defined by customary standards but must be appreciated for its sheer fabulousness."[7]


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