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The Absolute Best Chinese Food in Brooklyn

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RWeiss Feb 28, 1999 03:33 PM

The absolute best Chinese food in Brooklyn has to be Ocean Palace. They have two restaurants. One is on Avenue U and E15th Street and the other is in Bay Ridge on 55th Street and 8th Avenue. Both places are very difficult to get into on Friday and Saturday nights but believe me, its worth the wait, however long it may be. You will not be disappointed!

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    Fred Goodman Mar 2, 1999 04:03 PM

    Dim Sum on the weekends at the Bay Ridge location is
    also very good -- probably the best in Brooklyn.

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      jg Mar 2, 1999 06:30 PM

      where is that?

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        RWeiss Mar 3, 1999 07:23 PM

        If you're asking where the other location of Ocean Palace is, it's on Avenue U and E. 15th Street. Right across the street from the old Republic Bank that they've torn down.

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          Steph Jan 1, 2000 01:13 PM

          I found a site called http://www.tickleyourpickle.com that has a section concerning many cultures including our interests. It's a fun site and definitely worth checking out!

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        Jim Leff Mar 4, 1999 11:10 PM

        "You will not be disappointed!"

        hmmm...I've been there and I WAS disappointed. That said, it IS one of the best places in Sunset Park chinatown. But Flushing and Manhattan are zillions of times better...

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          Don Mar 5, 1999 10:47 AM

          Amen.

          Ocean Palace has a major reputation; but on the Avenue
          U strip of "wannabe" Chinatown eateries, it ranks near
          the bottom.

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            Jim Leff Mar 5, 1999 12:56 PM

            phew! Glad we at least agree on Chinese!

            ciao

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              Barry Strugatz Mar 5, 1999 03:59 PM

              Which places do you like on Avenue U?

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              RWeiss Mar 7, 1999 11:58 AM

              Can this really mean that you guys don't like Ocean Palace? Say it isn't so!!!!!!!

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                Barney Lehrer May 9, 1999 01:21 PM

                I vote for Chinese Ocean,(5826 8th Ave.). The squid is
                exquisite, the steamed shrimp impeccable and they have
                some interesting exotica like salt and pepper veal
                chops, casseroles not found anyplace else and much
                else.

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                  kellykober Jul 24, 1999 08:11 AM

                  I haven't been there but if anyone would be generous
                  enough to pay to fly me over from Australia and have
                  me as a lunch partner I am sure I would love it


                  Ralph

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