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Jan 5, 2007 09:31 PM

The new Far East cafe? in J Town

I don't know if it's even called "Far East" anymore. Has anyone been? And how is the food?

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  1. Chop Suey Cafe.
    Haven't heard many fantastic reviews. Their patio bar is pretty nice though.

    1. Food there is horrible. Been there several times w/ friends who like to drink and hang out at the bar in the back. Given up on eating there. I'd rather go to the daikuoya or koraku to eat.

      1. Yeah I Agree Food is TERRIBLE! only the old style almond duck is like far east. Their chop suey and chow mein were exactly the same. Just stir fried vegetables with a little soy sauce thrown on....... the only places I've found that have the OLD SCHOOL Cantonese is Pauls Kitchen on San Pedro and Kims on Crenshaw blvd.... I don't care much for the new style chinese food with xo sauce.......

        1. Food is AWFUL. Didn't care for anything they had. For old school Chinese food, head for New Formosa Cafe near Cesar Chavez and Soto in Boyle Heights. Just like the old Far East.

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          1. re: OldieButGoodie

            Owner of New Formosa Cafe (nothing new about the place) Dewey is the son of the original founder of the Far East Cafe and used to cook there. Call first to check their hours-they're only open Tues-Sat for lunch and Saturday for lunch until 7pm.
            Ask for the Far East Cafe menu--they have a menu for the local Mexican neighborhood too. They wouldn't give their original Far East Cafe recipes or name to the new owners of the Chop Suey Cafe.

            The Formosa Cafe on Santa Monica Blvd. in W. Hollywood is also related-prices are a little higher than at the New Formosa Cafe.

            Formosa Cafe 7156 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, 90046 - (323) 850-9050
            New Formosa Cafe 2415 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, 90033 -(323) 262-2936

          2. Numerous posts pretty much all say the same thing.