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Feb 11, 2010 10:20 AM

East Harbor Chinese - Central Ave. Yonkers - Anyone been?

Has anyone tried this place lately? I am particularly interested on input on the vegetarian menu.

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  1. Liz Johnson just posted on small bites that East Harbor has new owners. Last year I posted that ownership had changed and not for the better, I guess it turned over again. If you do try it please report back. If I get over there anytime soon I will do the same.

    1. I used to go there a few years ago and it was good. then I went there back in October and it was only ok.

      I was grossed out by several lobsters in the lobster tank that had been dead so long that they had several inch thick algae on them and had been nibbled on by the other lobsters. Lobsters will eat anything, especially carrion, but they hadn't liked these guys enough to finish them.

      Now that I hear they have new management I will check them out in the next day or two. I am so disgusted by the Chinese food in the immediate area that it would be great if they have improved since they are only two minutes away from me.

      4 Replies
      1. re: JMF

        Tried this place, it has potential, but it has issues. The place was so cold that even the waitress was wearing a down jacket as she served us. We had a decent scallion pancake. The vegetarian chinese sesame chicken was just okay-- nothing great like Green Symphony used to be, just there if you need a fix. The bento box was nothing special: okay tempura, yucky tasting chicken teriyaki, canned pineapple. Didn't try the sushi but the platters I saw coming out looked nice.

        The place is messy, carts laying around, a guy at the bar cutting oranges, watching TV (and later blowing his nose which kind of grossed me out). Made sure to skip the oranges that came with the check. It's kind of dark & gloomy. And, the restaurant's parking lot has meters-- bring quarters!

        Would sure love to see more chinese vegetarian in these parts.

        Speaking of lobster & fish tanks, JMF, the one @ Jade Garden was the oddest one I have ever seen. The fish literally lay on the bottom of the tank, giving the appearance they were dead, but eventually one winked. Lazy fish? Stoned? Knocking on death's door? Wasn't about to find out.

        1. re: Dim Sum Diva

          where's the potential?? sounds wretched...the fish and the resto!

          1. re: cubanat

            Just to reiterate-- the fish tank was at JADE GARDEN in Hartsdale.

            The potential is, if they clean the place up, warm it up, lighten it up and give service with a smile, it might encourage return visits. The menu was varied and not just neighborhood chinese & sushi. They had price-fixed menus that were above ordinary (i.e., not just beef & broccoli). The guy behind the sushi bar looked as if he knew what he was doing.

            I would be curious to know if anyone has tried dim sum here.

        2. re: JMF

          I tried them a few days ago. Mediocre enough that I won't go back.

          I don't think they do dim sum. They are a Chinese/Japanese restaurant, not a dim sum place.

        3. We tried it the other night also and thought it was pretty bad, seems to me as if these are the same owners who took over right after East Harbor went from good to bad. They use that crappy nori that ruined the tuna roll we ordered. DH tried the chow fun, it wasn't the worst we have had but it wasn''t great either, we will not eat there again. Dim Sum Diva I agree with your comments in regards to the fish tank at Jade Garden with the half dead fish at the bottom of the tank they don't move they are always in the same spot, they look as if they have been tasered.