State Rep. Tony Hwang and his friends, TEN Asian Bistro owners Eric Xie and James Chau, shared their New Year's Eve celebration with a crowd at the .
Hwang, who immigrated from China as a child, said the opportunity for cultural contributions is "what makes America so great."
Mall Senior General Manager Bryan Gaus said the sit-down restaurant is one of several coming into the mall.
First Selectman Tim Herbst said he was "very, very excited to have you here in town."
"It's a very exciting time for our mall. Little by little, you are seeing a renaissance here at the Trumbull Mall. Thank you very much and I wish you every success," he said.