A Wok to Remember

Myers + Chang puts a fresh, funky spin on Asian classics.

We knew Myers + Chang was destined for popularity. The brainchild of betrothed Boston restaurateurs Christopher Myers (Radius, Via Matta) and Joanne Chang (Flour), the restaurant had foodies buzzing months before it opened in September. In its first week, the East-meets-1950s dining room was jam-packed nightly.

The best dishes here are those that riff on Asian classics, such as the Chinese barbecue pork buns (reimagined as slices of pork belly with pickled cucumber and brandied hoisin sauce), and the lemony shrimp pot stickers, which elevate the humble dumpling. But other orders disappoint: The Nirvana chicken is too heavy on the soy sauce; the beef chow fun is underwhelming. Still, if Chang and executive chef Alison Hearn play up their clever reinventions, they’ll be voted not just most popular, but most likely to succeed, too.

1145 Washington St., Boston, 617-542-5200, myersandchang.com. $