New spot brings Asian comfort food to Plaza Midwood

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A chic new dining concept has opened in Plaza Midwood.

Warmack is in the spot formerly occupied by Pint Central at 1226 Central Ave.

A team of experienced restaurateurs, including some well-known locals, are behind the project.

Executive Chef Nobuaki Ishikawa is a 20-year restaurant industry veteran formerly with Yama. He’s also owner of Bonsai in the 7th Street Market.

The elegant 1100-square-foot dining room features velvet-upholstered seating set against black walls. There’s also a heated 60-square-foot patio.

The restaurant serves Asian comfort food, including rice bowls and bao buns, specialty cocktails, and once curfews are lifted, late-night banh mi. A chef’s tasting menu, featuring a wagyu dish, will be offered nightly.

Signature dishes include Fuzzy’s Braised Pork Bowl (slow-braised pork with Vietnamese slaw and pickled watermelon served over sushi rice) and Dancing Beef (marinated ribeye, Chinese sausage, two eggs and pork and truffle pate served on a sizzling plate).

Desserts include mochi cheesecake, Vietnamese coffee crème brule served with vanilla whip cream tuile cookie, and toasted coconut ice cream with avocado mousse.

Click here to see the menu.

The average check is expected to be $30 to $40 per person.

Normal hours are 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. seven nights a week, although those hours have been reduced because of current COVID-19 restrictions.

Reservations can be made through Open Table.