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Feb 11, 2010 06:26 AM

Yeah Shanghai Deluxe - closed?

I heard this place was closed for a short time for renovations but that was a while ago... I've been calling for days and still no answer at any time....anybody know anything? I'm talking about the place on Bayard St., diagonally across the street from New Green Bo.

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  1. God, I hope it's not a goner. We love that place.

    1. WHAT?!?!?! I went in late January. I will be severely depressed if that place closes.

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      1. re: windycity

        My husband will be beyond that. Will pass by this weekend and report.

      2. Finally got an answer on the phone...they are open, they were closed for some kind of construction (language barrier so I couldn't get the whole story) but they are open, and open every day.

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        1. re: gutsofsteel

          Yay! Thanks for getting to the bottom of it. Will probably end up there this weekend.

          1. re: buttertart

            You realize it's Chinese New Year this Sunday, right?

            1. re: KTinNYC

              Yes of course. Weekend includes Saturday and this Monday, though, doesn't it?

        2. It is closed, is now called Old Sichuan (tel: 212-227-9888) and is pretty mediocre. Folks there claim Old Sichuan is run by the same owner as New Yeah Shanghai who is opening up Old Shanghai Deluxe just down the street at 50 Bayard (SE Corner of Mott & Bayard) which is now under renovation. Old Sichuan has one whole menu page devoted to "Chinese Food American Style." My Dan Dan Noodles were terrible (overcooked noodles swimming in red oil) and the Gung Bao Chicken was pretty bland, despite the addition of cucumbers. No evidence to me of the presence of any Sichuan peppercorns and it was all served lukewarm.

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          1. re: scoopG

            New Yeah Shanghai Deluxe
            65 Bayard St.,

            This is the number I called today and the phone was answered.

            1. re: gutsofsteel

              Maybe they are keeping the old phone number then.

              Old Sichuan
              65 Bayard Street
              NY, NY 10013
              Tel: 212-227-9888

              1. re: scoopG

                Okay I think I figured it out, just made some phone calls, finally got somebody who speaks English.

                65 Bayard is now Old Sichuan....they are cooking "Sichuan style" food. 50 Bayard is is apparently the Yeah Shanghai Deluxe menu...and the two places have the same owner.

                1. re: gutsofsteel

                  One thing I stupidly did not the Yeah Shanghai Deluxe at 50 Bayard open yet? Does anybody know?

                  1. re: gutsofsteel

                    No - as mentioned above that space at 50 Bayard is under renovation.

                    1. re: scoopG

                      Any idea when they're going to open?

                      1. re: gutsofsteel

                        No. I'd say a couple of weeks from the look of what was going on there.

              1. re: scoopG

                scoopG - You really should give it another whirl, the dan dan mian we had last Saturday were truly excellent. Also seriously good sheng jian bao. They have printed up a new menu and have blackboard specials (most of which are on the printed menu).

              2. Sad, so sad. Why couldn't they just open Old Sichuan in the other space and leave NYSD as is?!?!?

                I've celebrated so many birthdays and had so many brunches there. It seems like their business is decent, not sure why they want to mess with something good.