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Anyone Remember this Fancy Chinese near Universal Hilton?

Pei Feb 4, 2007 10:46 AM

My mom remembers a restaurant (from years ago) across the parking lot from the Universal Hilton. She said it was fairly expensive, with very traditional Chinese decor. The name might or might not be something like Feng Ling. Does anyone remember it or know if it's still there? TIA

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    mrpullings Feb 4, 2007 10:48 AM

    Fung Lum - I don't think it's there anymore.

    1. Hughlipton Feb 4, 2007 12:16 PM

      A shame that it failed here in Los Angeles. The original Fung Lum still goes on in Campbell, CA.

      1. rednyellow Feb 4, 2007 12:23 PM

        it was a cool place

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          bulavinaka Feb 4, 2007 09:06 PM

          Fung Lum is correct... used to eat dinner there or Victoria Station before each and every concert I went to at the Universal Amphitheatre. Great architecture and food - that is to an unitiated youngster that I was (and still am) back then... It was the first stab at raising the bar of the chinese dining experience that I personally knew of... until Fung Lum there was only Madame Wu in Santa Monica and Mr. Chow on La Cienega. The Lemon Chicken was my favorite dish.

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            LesThePress Feb 5, 2007 08:35 AM

            We used to love Fung Lum! They had a really good (buffet style) champange Sunday brunch with Dim Sum and many great items. We went for dinner often, I loved their "Fried Milk" desert. It was a beautiful place and private rooms (I hosted an office holiday lunch there) that had wonderfull views of the SF Valley! I often think about and miss this place.

            Actually, we used to go to Victoria Station often also. Shame these places didn't survive.

            1. Veggietales Feb 5, 2007 04:19 PM

              My aunt got had her wedding reception there in '84; i was the flower girl. The private banquet rooms were huge; and the traditional, chinese style landscape only enhanced the great view of the valley.

              I don't remember the food much (I was a picky eater as a child) but I guess it was good because my family went there often.

              1. k
                kajtf Feb 6, 2007 01:44 PM

                Fung Lum has moved to Beverly Hills:
                151 S Doheny
                Beverly Hills, CA 90211
                (310) 888-1879

                4 Replies
                1. re: kajtf
                  Pei Feb 8, 2007 06:21 PM

                  is it still good?

                  1. re: Pei
                    kajtf Feb 9, 2007 07:53 AM

                    I honestly have not been there since they have moved. Sorry. But, I think that will be a good field trip for me soon.

                    1. re: kajtf
                      Pei Feb 9, 2007 11:24 AM

                      I looked up Fung Lum Beverly Hills on Google and got 151 Doheny, just off Wilshire.

                      Drove by today, and 151 Doheny is Chakra Indian. Am I doing something wrong, or is Fung Lum not actually there? Phone calls to the number listed on Google kept ringing forever and ever, no pick up or machine.

                      1. re: Pei
                        Chandavkl Feb 9, 2007 11:59 AM

                        The Beverly Hills Fung Lum branch closed in 2001 when the space was taken over by the Manhattan Wonton Company. The Indian place has been there since 2003 or 2004.

                2. jazzlover Feb 9, 2007 07:47 AM

                  Fung Lum was my mother's absolute favorite! Kitschy decor, but the lemon chicken was superb.

                  Would be willing to do the drive to BH if the reincarnate Fung Lum is as good.


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