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Jul 22, 2009 11:21 AM

Food Court in Chinatown

a friend used to work in the now defunct downtown crossing and I would meet him occasionally for lunch and we would go to this really cool food court upstairs from a store. Does anyone know what I am talking about ? Does this still exist ? If so where is it ?

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  1. Sadly, no. They renovated that building to make luxury condos. The bubble tea place and one of the Chinese places (Royal Palace, I think) have opened a small storefront on 70 Tyler St, though.

    1. Not there anymore, but one of the stalls, Royal Pacific, is now a storefront on Tyler Street, 1 block south of Kneeland. It's my go to place for take out and i really like their salty spicy pork chop on rice and beef chow fun.

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      1. re: gourmaniac

        I'll have to try Royal Pacific when I'm in Chinatown.

        I used to go to one of the stalls years ago - don't know which one it was, but it was always the same one, and I always ended up with a chicken and broccoli dish I loved.

      2. Long gone. That building is, I believe, residential condos now.

        1. Thanks for the responses people ! Sad news indeed. I willhave to try the few places everyone has mentioned

          1. The Juice Bar was the reason I went there, so I was pretty happy to see it finally reappear at street level there recently. Although you certainly don't get the weird atmosphere of the old room, freezing cold all winter and oddly plagued by random people coming in and trying to sell you worthless crap like fake plastic aquariums.

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            1. re: glenn mcdonald

              What's good at the juice bar? do they make fresh, unsweetened juices?

              1. re: bella_sarda

                Yes, it's essentially pureed (very finely) fresh fruit. I love their watermelon juice, but others may have more exotic recommendations. I personally also really enjoy their bubble tea.

                1. re: kobuta

                  Thanks. I just noticed this place for the first time yesterday and was intrigued. Now I will definitely try it.

                  1. re: kobuta

                    I agree that the fruit juices and bubble Teas are really nice. I also really enjoyed the Papaya Shake made with Coconut Milk I had the other day, really good.