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Mar 17, 2010 05:28 PM


When I was a kid (1955 - had the newspaper corner on Jackson and Van Ness in front of Ahren's Bakery) Kan's was famous for their Peking Duck. For nostalgic reasons I have an interest in going there but I would like to know if anybody can comment on their current Peking Duck status?

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  1. I'll be interested to see if you get any responses. We've done some reports on dim sum there (surprisingly not bad for a place that looks like a tourist trap), but I don't know of anyone who has had dinner there.

    1. If you are talking about Johnny Kan's on Grant Ave, it is long gone. What is there now is nothing like the old days of Kan's. The chefs are all retired and no longer cooking as far as I know. Johnny himself is serving food in a high place with Danny Kaye in the kitchen helping out.

      If you want Peking Duck there that is another story.

      1. Haha, I remember Ahren's Bakery. Use to go there when I visited my grandmother. Didn't it close in the 80s? A Russian bakery went in there but I think it closed.

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        1. re: ML8000

          Yup, it's closed and when I was in the City last year it was a vacant store. But I remember those days and the great donuts they had which I would devour while sell the Chronicle and the Call.