Mala Sichuan Bistro delays opening Sugar Land location due to coronavirus

Mala Sichuan Bistro did not open its dining rooms May 1. (Courtesy Mala Sichuan Bistro)
Mala Sichuan Bistro did not open its dining rooms May 1. (Courtesy Mala Sichuan Bistro)

Mala Sichuan Bistro did not open its dining rooms May 1. (Courtesy Mala Sichuan Bistro)

Mala Sichuan Bistro has delayed the opening of its Sugar Land location because of the coronavirus, co-owner Cori Xiong said.

Due to the health risks posed by the virus, Xiong said she does not know when the Sugar Land location might open.

The Sugar Land location will be located at 3412 Hwy. 6, Sugar Land, inside the Jusgo Supermarket food court.

Xiong said despite the financial strains the coronavirus has had on the Chinese restaurant’s three other Houston-area locations, they still plan to open the Sugar Land location because they are already paying rent on the property.

Mala Sichuan Bistro’s other locations did not reopen for dine-in services May 1. Xiong said they are still working to make a number of changes to the restaurant to ensure the health and well-being of employees and customers.


The restaurants remain open for curbside pickup and delivery.
By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Northwest Austin

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition and in December 2021 moved to Austin to become the reporter for the Northwest Austin edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.