Recently a friend of mine scored a reservation at a semi-new addition to Randoph’s restaurant row, Won Fun, a restaurant/cocktail lounge featuring Chinese food from the Sichuan province. The space displays handmade Chinese silk lanterns and the upstairs becomes a karaoke lounge at night with a quick service counter selling to-go snack versions of the menu, very cool concept.
We started the night off with Lychee-Rose martinis that were not overly sweet and very refreshing, and the Prawn Spring Rolls and Sesame Cabbage Salad. The menu works best as shareable plates which I love. The Sesame Salad tossed in a ginger vinaigrette packed with flavor was probably the most surprisingly delish dish of the night.
We also tried the Dan Dan Noodles, Kung Pao Chicken, Cracked Rice Short Ribs, and a side of green beans. The stand out dish to me was the melt in your mouth short ribs, they had great Asian flavor.
We split a desert that my friend dubbed “Ariel’s house”, based on the presentation of it looking like a cave in a shell. It was taro-root flavored ice with fruit, mochi, and coconut jelly – lots of textures going on.
Overall it was a great pick for a girls night. I felt the price was similar to most restaurants in the Fulton Market area, we ate and drank ’til our hearts content for around $60 a head. The overall vibe and cuisine reminded me a lot of Duck Duck Goat, also in the Fulton area. I think my next visit will include experiencing the upstairs karaoke lounge and trying some of the Sichuan snacks.