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Sichuan hot-pot, Japanese crepes, Thai coming to Houston development

West on West Houston Development boasts a stacked roster of Asian concepts, all anchored by 99 Ranch Market


Timothy Malcolm

Dec. 20, 2023


Shopping center with filled parking lot
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The West on West development is home to a 99 Ranch Market, which opened recently.

Courtesy NewQuest Properties


Two popular East Asian food concepts and a local Thai restaurateur are joining the already stacked roster of eateries lined up for the upcoming West on West development set for a 90,000-square-foot space in the west Houston neighborhood of Briar Forest.


Commercial development and retail leasing company NewQuest Properties announced Dec. 20 that leases have been executed with three concepts—Shoo Loong Kan, T Swirl Crepe and Osha Thai—for West on West, a shopping center at 12220 Westheimer Rd. between S. Dairy Ashford and S. Kirkwood roads.


Osha Thai will be a Thai street food concept from Saranya Danvetnukro of Nua Thai in Midtown. Danvetnurko’s vision of Osha Thai is to emulate a street market with multiple cooking stations and interactivity.


Shrimp pad Thai at Osha Thai
Shrimp pad Thai at Osha Thai

Shrimp pad Thai at Osha Thai.

Courtesy NewQuest Properties


Shoo Loong Kan is the Americanized version of hot-pot restaurant XiaoLongKan, which started in 2014 in the Sichuan region of China. There are more than 1,000 XiaoLongKan locations worldwide, including one in Dynasty Plaza in Houston’s Asia Town. At that location, you may also see “Shoo Loong Kang” written on menus and signage.


There are currently and officially two of the Americanized Shoo Loong Kans in the U.S.: in Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood and in Flushing, Queens, New York, home to a large Chinese population. With its Houston addition, Shoo Loong Kan is beginning a larger expansion, with soon-to-open locations in other Chinese-food hotbeds including Bellevue, Washington near Seattle; DFW Chinatown in Richardson, north of Dallas; and Fort Lee, N.J., just across the river from Manhattan, New York.


T Swirl Crepe specializes in Japanese-style crepes where the crepe itself acts as a cone to hold either sweet or savory toppings. It started in 2014 in New York and now has more than 30 locations, including two in the DFW area.

The concepts join a host of already-announced eateries for West on West: Tsujita Artisan Noodle, Paris Baguette, The Alley, SomiSomi, Lady M, Kaiten-sushi Ginza Onodera, Teso Life and the first-to-open Gen Korean BBQ House. A 33,029-square-foot 99 Ranch Market also debuted recently at the development.



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