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Gum Fung closed for renovations!

Midtown Jimmi Jul 14, 2007 12:06 PM

Went to Gum Fung today for dim sum and it turns out they're closed for renovations until Sept. Just a heads up for everyone.


  1. Polecat Jul 14, 2007 02:03 PM

    I feel your pain, Jimmi. Went today myself. On the plus side, though, we came upon another place, perhaps not on Gum Fung's level, but very good nonetheless. It's called New Tung Yi Gung Seafood Restaurant, located at 135-29 37th Avenue, bet. Main and Prince streets. We shared 9 items, all decent to good, with the exception of two items, the congee, which is the best I've had in NYC thus far, and these wonderful green balls filled with sesame paste, crunchy on the outside, gooey on the inside. Outstanding. I also really liked their fried shrimp cakes and light, fluffy meatballs. It didn't hurt that we sat right near the kitchen entrance either. For what it's worth, and this might very well have to do with GF's temporary closing, the place was packed when we got there (15 minute wait) and even more so when we left. Lots of tantalizing menu items, such as Shredded Abalone with Chives. Plus, we noticed that every table was ordering some type of noodle dish (gargantuan portions, I might add). So, although we were disappointed about Gum Fung, all is not lost. I look forward to return visits to Tung Yi Fung bet. now and September, and perhaps even beyond.

    Dong Yi Feng
    135-29 37th Ave, Queens, NY 11354

    5 Replies
    1. re: Polecat
      Midtown Jimmi Jul 14, 2007 04:07 PM

      That's awesome! Thanks for the recommendation. We were saying, why wouldn't someone post a sign outside "For your dim sum needs while closed go to..." We ended up going to Sunway, which was basically like a Chinese Howard Johnsons, but fun. Always fun to experiment.

      1. re: Midtown Jimmi
        high desert chow Sep 4, 2007 03:53 PM

        I am headed out to NY in October with my 4 year old daughter and were wondering if Gum Fong has re-opened or if there is a comparable dim sum establishment in Flushing that you would recommend?

        1. re: high desert chow
          Polecat Sep 4, 2007 04:02 PM

          Just had dim sum at Ocean Jewels, which has been written up on this board in the past few days (a search on this board should yield quick results). Very good, but more expensive than most.

          My wife, who is a far more discerning dim sum critic than I am, prefers Gum Fung, and, for that matter, Tung Yi Fung (about which I posted above) to Ocean Jewels, though, stating that the food quality is better and so is the price.

          Ocean Jewel Seafood Restaurant [DUPLICATE]
          13330 39th Ave, Queens, NY 11354

          1. re: Polecat
            Midtown Jimmi Sep 22, 2007 08:12 AM

            Does anybody know if Gum Fung has reopened yet?



            1. re: Midtown Jimmi
              chefjellynow Sep 24, 2007 07:53 AM

              gum fung has been bought by jade asian rest. we'll see if they are as good. looks like they are open or just about to open

              loved gum fung

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