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Lu Din Gee - Opening Another Location in MP

I passed by Atlantic Blvd the other day on my way to Elite, for Dim Sum when I saw a red banner advertising that Lu Din Gee, is opening soon on the former location of Gourmet Delight (采味樓) - 501 South Atlantic Blvd. - going south on Atlantic Blvd., it is after NBC and before Elite, on the west side of the blvd.

I called Lu Din Gee, and I was told they are opening this Friday.

Just to be sure, you may want to call Lu Din Gee San Gabriel (626-288-0588).

Please report back if you go.

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  1. Thanks for the heads up! Let's hope their duck is intact.

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    1. re: J.L.

      J.L., By "intact" do you mean in 1 piece as opposed to their current style of separating skin from meat and eliminating the fat? Or do you mean keeping the quality of their duck the same? Maybe you meant the play on word(s) ?

      1. re: ilikefood

        I mean the quality of the duck. But thanks for noticing the (unintentional) subtleties within my prose.

    2. I was so sad to see that Gourmet Delight is gone... was one of my favorite places for no frills Chinese.

      When I've passed by there it said the Duck House Restaurant. Interesting that it's LDG.

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      1. re: chowmominLA

        Gourmet Delight was one of our favorite places too but we were often the only car in the parking lot - always enjoyed chatty owner too. Will try LDG next week.

        1. re: ZoeZ

          Gourmet Delight has moved to Arcadia. It's called HK Gourmet Delight now.

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          H K Gourmet Delight
          558 Las Tunas Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007

          1. re: fdb

            Thanks for the link.

            Unfortunately their new location is nowhere near as good as their old one (menu / execution of dishes-wise). :(

          2. re: ZoeZ

            Passed by the location today on my way to Elite and even though they're not officially open yet, there were more cars in the lot today than I'd ever seen (like six of them!)

            Banner still says "The Duck House Restaurant".

            1. re: chowmominLA

              We passed by today and stopped in to take a look.

              They're definitely going for a subdued, low lighting, piano playing in the background theme.... more elegant than the original location.

              Also, I saw smoke coming from a chimney... I wonder if they had a real Beijing Duck oven built for them and followed traditional practices for making it? (I tried to get some info about this from the staff, but he just kept saying "Beijing Duck... yes yes.")

              Seems pricier too... nice dishes and a $30-$40 price tag. We were on our way to Kang Kang food court, so this was a little out of our dinner budget today :)

              If anyone else tries it, please let us know.

              Mr Taster

              1. re: Mr Taster

                Hi Mr Taster,

                I actually went on its Opening Night and wrote up a review (using their newly-branded English Name on their business cards and signage):

                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/560728

                1. re: exilekiss

                  Thanks for this.... I missed your original review. I've posted there.

                  Mr Taster