King Hao Chinese restaurant opens in Monrovia
King Hao opened recently in the place formerly occupied by Shanghai Dumpling House at 215 E. Foothill Blvd. in Monrovia. I grabbed a menu. It has 66 items, but nothing on the menu stands out: chow mein, fried rice, various meat and veggie dishes, etc. If you take the most common 66 items in the SGV and put into a menu, this is what you'd get.
Perhaps the food is actually good. But I won't make that judgment until I actually try it. It's closed on Mondays.
Besides the short menu, most of the items seem to be geared towards non-Chinese diners, seemingly resulting in a "don't bother" combination. But the authentic stuff isn't bad. Green onion pancake was excellent as was the beef dumplings and the fish with vegetables. If this were in West LA people would be raving about it. But given the lack of menu depth, we need to ask TonyC and ipsedixit to set their over/under line. (Hint: Only one other set of diners there between noon and 1 pm).