Wong's In Garden Grove R.I.P.
BUMMER IN THE SUMMER:
A few days ago, I pulled up in front of Wong's in anticipation of savoring the "Old School"
Cantonese fare that they do so well. I got out of the car, walked toward the door and noticed
a sign in the window that filled me with dread and despair: "Change of Ownership". What??
I questioned the waitress and was told that a Vietnamese group had bought the business and would be
opened under the name "Spicy Crab". I talked to Mr. Wong a little later, and he wasn't sure if the new owners would keep the same menu or staff. I am doubtful that the entire menu or even part will remain the same.
Hundreds of loyal Wong's customers will be very sad this summer.
Good News! The new owners of Wong's/Spicy Claw have made a brilliant move. The East
dining room is dedicated to the "Spicy Claw" menu (Crab, Crawfish, etc.) complete with butcher paper on the tables, and a dedicated menu. The (original) West room remains as it always was
with the red naugahyde booths and the old school Cantonese menu.
I dined there a few weeks ago and the old menu looked and tasted exactly the same.