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Aug 12, 2010 05:26 PM

King Wah in Oakland Chinatown (what's happening?)

Does anyone know what's happening with King Wah in Oakland Chinatown? First they said they were remodeling and now someone tells me they are closed for good. I love the Stuffed Chicken Wings. Is there any other place that has this?

New King Wah
383 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607

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  1. Heard closed for good also

    1. What are the stuffed chicken wings like? Battambang has a version, don't know if it's similar to the one you're looking for.

      850 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

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      1. re: daveena

        The Angel Wings at Champa Garden are also very good.

        Champa Garden
        2102 8th Ave, Oakland, CA 94606

      2. I checked the place out a few weeks ago. Looks like some construction activity going on inside. Current city of Oakland notices posted in the window. Looks encouraging for reopening.

        1. Went by there on 9/6/10. There was some major construction going on. Scaffolding on the front and the inside is gutted down to the cement floor. Hopefully a good sign for a reopening in a month or so.

          1. I passed by a couple of days ago, and they had a sign reading "New King Wah" up. A quick web search reveals this:
            Is this the same family name as the previous/now retired owners?

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            1. re: courtneyp

              Walked by today -- New King Wah Cafe & Restaurant.

              Someone told me last week that a former cook from Peony might be involved w/ New King Wah

              1. re: courtneyp

                no, believed the previous owners name started with an h, (hui, hiu, not sure).

                1. re: shanghaikid

                  The sign says " New King Wah Cafe & Restaurant. Interesting. I talked to one of the waitresses who works across the street in the parking lot booth. She said that it will be opening next month and the menu will be half old menu and new items. She also said the cooks will be half King Wah and then new cooks. I think one of Jimmy's friends bought it, so he should know what's up with the original dishes. Dry fried ribs...please. Crack on sticks.

                  King Wah Restaurant
                  209 Southgate Ave, Daly City, CA 94015

                  1. re: rtorio

                    cool. it would be good if they left out some of the salt. dishes too salty for my taste.