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Lotus Xpress Shoots for January Opening in Somerville

Alan Chen of Lotus Xpress says the Somerville restaurant plans to open sometime in January. Eater previously reported that Lotus Xpress was affiliated with a handful of upscale Asian restaurants throughout the burbs, but that's not quite right. Lotus Xpress will be a separate venture of just Chen and his father, Michael Chen, who has experience in the kitchens of several local Asian restaurants such as Changsho.

Lotus Xpress will be a "quick-casual" restaurant sans waitstaff; hence the "Xpress." The menu is still in progress, but a prior draft bodes well, suggesting Somervillians might soon have a new fix for in-house noodles and xiao long bao, aka soup dumplings. Stay tuned for further details and drop any of your own via the tipline.

Update: This post was updated to say that Lotus Xpress plans to open in January, rather than in December.

· Lotus Xpress bringing xiao long bao to Somerville [~EBOS~]

Lotus Xpress

167 Broadway, Somerville, MA