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New Bay Seafood Opens In Alhambra

Well JThur01 beat me to this one, mainly because I was sitting at New Bay Seafood while he did his posting asking about the predecessor Ah Sham Tseng at 203 W. Valley Blvd. This location is hallowed ground in SGV Chinese food history since it was the home starting in the 1970s of Jumbo Seafood, one of the pioneering Hong Kong style seafood restaurants in the Los Angeles area, and after detouring into cafe food, it's back in the seafood fold. For a Chinese restaurant, New Bay Seafood has a very limited menu of just a few dozen items. In addition, New Bay breaks from the mold because if you don't like seafood, there are not a lot of choices, as the menu is more heavily weighted towards seafood than anyplace I've seen. Their signature dishes appear to be New Bay black cod, and New Bay lobster, presumably made with their own secret sauce. They say they've already been open for a couple of weeks, which is what I get for spending so much time in New York.

Also, down the street on Valley Bl. in Alhambra, Shanghai Village (1281 E. Valley) is gone, to be replaced by Kim Kee Noodle.

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  1. Thanks for the update.

    Jumbo Seafood had the best deep-fried shrimp balls. Ever.

    1. was the jumbo related to the actual jumbo chain from HK? or did they just borrow the name?

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      1. re: blimpbinge

        Like most of the name alikes, it was a ripoff. Indeed, I don't think any overseas places opened up US branches until perhaps the boba places about 15 years ago.

        1. re: Chandavkl

          ah i see. thanks!

          btw i think tokyo lobby on las tunas is closing on 3/17/2013

          sort of unofficially confirmed by an employee there when i got lunch

      2. Kim Kee?

        So are there like, 3 kim kee (kim ky?) noodle houses in the SGV now, completely unrelated?

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        1. re: ns1

          i'm not sure abt the newest one, but kim ky has 2 branches, one on san gabriel and one on garvey near rosemead blvd

          kim kee (which is related to noodle cafe on garvey closer to atlantic) is not related to kim ky. They have a branch on garvey close to walnut grove.

        2. what's interesting is that kim kee's new spot, where shanghai village used to be, also had a teochew-vietnamese noodle restaurant, "rainbow noodle" for awhile. Rainbow noodle actually was run by the people that ran the kim fung branch on valley blvd where green zone is now. teochew making a comeback?

          1. Thanks for the update. Posting about a place while Chandavkl was actually inside...that's quite a unique accomplishment.

            Between its time as Shanghai Village and Rainbow Noodle, the spot in Valley Square was Good One, which was extremely short lived even by SGV standards.

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            1. re: JThur01

              I remember that place because it took over rainbow noodle *shakes fist* but it was only opened for a few weeks before it was basically abandoned.

              I'm curious to see if kim kee will try and get the old chef from rainbow noodle (and old kim fung) to come back, because he has been around for a long time and makes some great teochew-vietnamese food.

              1. re: JThur01

                The short life of Good One was especially disappointing as they were the only purveyors of white meat chicken dumplings I have ever seen in the SGV.