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Joss (The New)

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Every year for our anniversary wife and I go to a restaurant she has never been to before. Since my daughter's middle name was taken from the oringinal Joss on Sunset I decided to give the new one a try. If you go, and if it is dark, take a mega flashlight. Passed it no less than three times. No lit sign and it seems like the address is not correct. Anyway we found it for better or worse.

Ordered the sparerib appetizer. Had been parboiled as far as I could detect from the way the meat departed the bone but at least it was tasty. Special ordeed the layered scallops with asian pear. Two scallops (at least we didn't have to share. We also ordered one-half Peking Duck. My wife found it tasty and I will say it does not measure up to their original reputation or other places you could go. We sat downstairs as the stairway with my bad knee looked to arduous. As the downstairs filled up I felt like I was in a club house as virtually all the patrons knew one another very well.

Just can't give this the stellar recommendation that I hoped I would be able to give it. Only plus was that dinner (not icluding alcohol) ran about $50 for the two of us tax and tip included.

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  1. how does it measure up the original joss? as tasty? more expensive? how is the food portions? sounds a bit meager in your description.

    1. Wow, thanks for the heads-up. I, too, was a HUGE fan of the old Joss......at least once a week! The food and ambiance were just perfect. I was really curious about the new one and just hadn't had the chance to get there yet. What would you say the biggest differences are?

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      1. re: candee

        For FTB and Candee the ambience is not nearly as nice, portions are small and the food not nearly as good as the original. I wont be going back.

        1. re: Hughlipton

          So sad.....all the reasons I used to like the old one..........won't be going either......