Hamir’s Indian Fusion cuts ribbon in downtown York

Hamir’s Indian Fusion is set to open its doors on Thursday, marking the first brick-and-mortar restaurant to come out of incubator Taste Test York since its 2016 inception.

Hamir Patel ran a soft opening in December at the 24 S. George St. location after completing several runs at Taste Test’s properties in Royal Square. The restaurant, which specializes in Indian cuisine with international twists, is now open for lunch and dinner reservations.

“We welcome another excellent restaurant to Downtown York,” said Downtown Inc CEO Silas Chamberlin, “which is quickly becoming known as one of the Mid-Atlantic’s top up-and-coming dining destinations with its diverse selection of cuisine.”

Hamir’s Indian Fusion completed an initial two-week session at Taste Test York in 2016, when the incubator hosted restaurants at YorKitchen, followed by another successful round after Taste Test acquired a location at 101 S. Duke St.

Patel was granted long-term status at the incubator’s 105 S. Duke St. location last February and announced plans to open a full restaurant in October.

“He’s the first major success story that Taste Test has had, but certainly not the last,” Taste Test creative director Allison Witherow told the Business Journal in the fall.

Taste Test recently announced it would expand its pop-up offerings in 2018, allowing chefs to test their ideas with the public for a month instead of two weeks.

Hamir’s Indian Fusion is the latest of a slew of new restaurants seen in York in recent years, with at least 20 new establishments opening since 2015.

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