Not long after the happy news that Cambodian-sandwich shop Num Pang would expand to midtown, opening week is upon us: Reps tell us the restaurant is aiming to open the doors this Thursday or Friday. The graffiti-decked shop is as diminutive as the Greenwich Village location, with counter ordering and no seats — though you can decamp to Grand Central Plaza just down the block. Word is the menu will have some rotating sandwich additions, along with salads and a yogurt option for those with mayo-phobia. The biggest change: You can use plastic! Unlike downtown, you can pay with a card here. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
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Num Pang Menu [PDF]
Num Pang Sandwich Shop, 140 E. 41st St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 212-867-8889