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Is Sang Kee Peking Duck House in Chinatown a BYO

bucksguy14 Dec 4, 2012 02:36 PM

My sister is coming up from Florida in a couple of weeks and wants to go to Sang Kee Peking Duck House in Chinatown because she remembers it being a BYO. I haven't been there in quite a while and don't recall whether it's BYO, or not. Can someone help me with this? If it's not BYO she wants to go somewhere else, in Chinatown, that's equally good and is a BYO.

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    cwdonald Dec 4, 2012 03:43 PM

    Yes they are. You might enjoy looking at their drink list for the smoothies they make to see if you would want to add alcohol to the drink.. now what pairs well with durian?


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    1. re: cwdonald
      rsgdmd Dec 4, 2012 04:34 PM

      I would give a call. I seem to remember seeing a sign stating that they are no longer a BYO .

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        barryg Dec 4, 2012 05:16 PM

        Yelp says they have beer and wine.

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          mookleknuck Dec 5, 2012 06:46 AM

          They had beer and wine on their menu two months ago, so I would assume they're not a BYO any longer.

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            cwdonald Dec 5, 2012 07:02 AM

            In that case I am definitely waiting for the durian martini.

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      mookleknuck Dec 6, 2012 07:26 AM

      What did your sister like about Sang Kee? That might give us a direction to point you towards.

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        bucksguy14 Dec 8, 2012 06:39 PM

        I don't know that there was anything specific that she wanted to go back for, I think she just liked the place and the food. Incidentally, I contacted the restaurant and was told that they haven't been BYO for a couple of years. However, for "a small corkage fee", they'll allow a customer to bring his/her own wine.

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          mookleknuck Dec 10, 2012 07:03 AM

          Thanks for reporting back about Sang Kee's current BYO status. I seem to remember a grungy dimly-lit space from years ago when they weren't BYO. It's much brighter and cleaner now.

          This thread may be of help: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/857685 I was just at Red Kings last weekend and the Singapore fried rice and beef with green (chili) peppers was devoured by my dining companions. I also saw a couple of orders of xiaolongbao floating around, but I always order one of their off-menu, on-table special appetizers, warm pork belly with minced garlic. My favorite version is served here!

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