Danny’s Szechuan Garden will be back soon

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Howard Beach hot spot — Danny’s Szechuan Garden — will be back in business soon.

The popular Chinese and Japanese fusion restaurant temporarily closed at the end of June this year to relocate and is scheduled to reopen before December.

But fans of the cuisine won’t have to travel much further than usual to get their dosage of fried wontons and hibachi. Danny’s is just moving up the street, to 156-40B Cross Bay Boulevard, a few blocks away from where the former restaurant stood for 33 years.

“It’s very exciting. It’s a new challenge,” said owner Danny Chan, 64.

Chan, a Howard Beach resident himself, hopes the new location will bring him more business, while continuing to keep his old friends and customers happy.

“It’s a better location. My old place was really big and I didn’t get to fully use it. There’s more traffic up the street. It’s a smaller place now and it’s easier to manage,” he said.

He also said he’s been getting a fair share of text messages from loyal customers asking when the restaurant will be open again.

“I’ve been here a long time, so I know a lot of good people and friends here. They’re happy that I’m going to reopen. I’m happy because apparently we did something right.”

With the new location, Chan said there will be a few changes, including a lunch menu and some innovative dishes.

But he said, “It’s a surprise. They have to come here to find out how good the new dishes are.”