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Dec 19, 2006 12:49 PM

ABC and NBC seafood

I left LA 16 years ago but frequented both NBC and ABC seafood. Are these places still around? I'm coming back.

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  1. ABC in China Town, which used to be very good, has gone down hill in a big way at least as far as their Dim Sum is concerned.

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      1. They're both still here but ABC has gotten worse -- NBC has expanded massively, so much so that they can host three banquets and still feed zillions of individual parties. I love NBC -- especially for dim sum.

        There are other, better places for dim sum, though -- 888, Triumphal Palace, Mission 261, etc.

        1. Yes, they're still around and NBC is better than ever, while ABC has slid precipitously since the chef retired in 1998. At its best ABC is still the best Chinese restaurant I've ever eaten at in the United States and sometimes I still feel like crying over what used to be. Now I'll only go to ABC for dim sum take out when I'm in a hurry.

          1. Near NBC, is Capital Seafood. I give Capital Seafood the slight edge over NBC.

            Great fried squid, also the dish with the tofu paper stuff with mushrooms or pork inside.

            Capital Seafood
            755 West Garvey Avenue in Monterey Park
            Near Ranch 99 Market