Restaurateur Jane Guo found success on Broad Street with the beloved Noodle Heaven, but she moved on, and so did Philly. Guo has recently returned downtown with Jane G's, bringing a whole new concept along with her, looking to attract a new generation of fans. Guo has tapped her son, Jackson Fû, to run the day-to-day of Jane G's operations as GM.
"Noodle Heaven was more of the classic Americanized Chinese food, but Jane G's is a Pan-Asian restaurant that focuses on local produce and meats, and the small plate format," Fû told Eater. "Our chef, Michael Chan, is a traveling chef, and worked in Central and South America. So, while the food doesn't have Spanish influence, we use the tapas philosophy."
Fû added that Jane G's has a full raw bar with fresh oysters, clams, and shellfish. Fans of the old Noodle Heaven will be happy to know that classics like the Garlic Noodle Heaven are on the new menu, along with more modern dishes like Coconut Bay mussels, which have been an early favorite.
While Jane G's is currently in soft-opening mode, they will be going full steam in about a week. They have a a full bar, and are open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m.
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