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Jul 6, 2011 01:42 PM

ABC Seafood (?) Kind of Reopens

If you walked by ABC Seafood in Chinatown you wouldn't think of trying to get something to eat there. The metal door is rolled down over the main entrance, and the take out entrance is blocked by a guy standing on a ladder, starting to apply a badly needed paint job to the exterior of the building. So why is there is large "Grand Opening" banner covering the street level ABC Seafood signage? Because the take out portion is indeed open for business. I don't know if this is ABC Seafood or a replacement, as the roof sign and one of the other street signs still proclaim ABC Seafood and there is nothing inside to identify the operation by name. The takeout area is barely open--a few bbq items hanging in the case, some fast food items in the steam tray, and there are covered metal containers full of dim sum with no menu on the wall or counter to indicate what exactly might be for sale. Perhaps things will clear up in a few days but there are a lot of unanswered questions right now.

ABC Seafood Restaurant
708 New High St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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  1. I think it's still ABC Seafood, as the servers in the take out area (the main dining room is still shut tight) are wearing caps and shirts that say "ABC". However, the liquor license transfer notice in the window refers to the transferee as "888 Brothers Inc." For the uninitiated, that's quite a mob.

    ABC Seafood Restaurant
    708 New High St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    1. They've re-opened under new ownership. Complete remodel. The roast pork is not to be missed!

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      1. re: Graphracker

        ABC Seafood is definitely open under new ownership and as Graphracker states, the roast pork is not to be missed,

        David Lam, formerly of Full House, is now in charge, and the changes reflect it.

        Completely repainted, scrubbed, brand new kitchen, etc., and the food, ambiance and very wide audience reflects it. Place was still about half full at 3pm.

        Whatever you liked at Full House you will like here.

        Celebrated restaurateur birthday today, and did we get the treatment.

        Whether the veggies, the appetizer, the lamb chops, the requisite noodle, or the wonderful walnut soup for dessert, all were delicious.

        Still at 205 Ord, and better than ever.

        1. re: carter

          >>Whatever you liked at Full House you will like here.

          Is that so?!? I used to get their Wor Won Ton soup at the old location and it was great. And now that "B's Won Tons" is no more (moved to San Gabriel) I'm wondering if ABC will offer that as well.

          As for the roast pork, a pic is worth 1,000 drools. Thanks.

          1. re: carter

            Two visits since they opened the main dining room--first time was great. Second time seemed like they drafted the bus boy to do the cooking. Will have to watch this place for consistency.

            1. re: Chandavkl

              Returned again today for lunch, party of 4, and said bus boy you allude to was missing in action.
              David Lam was in charge, and had a very different array of items including their filet mignon, a FABULOUS Chinese Chicken Salad( the envy of every other restaurateur in LA County in its simplicity), the clams( oh the clams), a corn broth soup, chicken feet (still not my thing), and of course, the pork.
              Would return for every item, save the chicken feet, again. Place was nearly full when I walked in at 12:50, and was about half full when I left at around 3pm.
              Was also served the jalapeno/onion appetizer which I devoured nearly all of, to the amazement of my companions.
              Plenty of bus boys, yet none working the stoves!!!

          1. re: JAB

            No. Lunch specials unless you go to the take out area.