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Inspired by the buzz of China’s alleyways and eateries, the upbeat, festive vibe of Barton Springs, and the vibrant palette of Austin’s violet crown, Zoé Tong is perfect for a hot and steamy bowl of noodles at lunch, a mid-day matcha mint julep, or a late-night feast with friends over pan-seared dumplings, crispy duck, and flaky scallion tortillas.

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Chef Simone Tong

Zoé Tong is reimagining the traditional Chinese dishes that Chef Simone grew up with in China and Singapore. Having cooked and studied across the world, she is bringing a fresh take on both lesser-known and familiar classics while highlighting the best of local Texas producers. 

Chef Matthew Hyland

The use of local ingredients to appeal to the palates of one’s new locale is an integral part of the culinary story of American Chinese food. Chef Matthew Hyland (Emily, Emmy Squared) wanted to offer an expression of the comfort food of his youth without being beholden to the limitations of tradition. At Zoe Tong, he embraces Austin’s bounty to create compelling dishes that still evoke the weekly, family dinners at Mr. Tang in Brooklyn and Johnnie Chih’s in Westhampton Beach where he learned to delight in dumplings.