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Alhambra: Golden Shanghai--Closed? Soon to be Chengdu Taste?

crocodileguy Jun 22, 2013 11:15 PM

Does anyone have any insight on what's going on with this place? Sign on door in My said they were temporarily closed, but now no such sign exists, and the awning has "Chengdu Taste" on it, though nobody was open for business.

Anyone know the story here? Thanks.

  1. TonyC Jun 24, 2013 05:10 PM

    No story, just restaurant sold; suspicious, but enthusiastic, new ownership says Chengdu Taste opening tomorrow. Eater piece here: http://la.eater.com/tags/meanwhile-in...

    I was too lazy to ask much more than that.

    In other new Sizzling King has been rocking a new banner touting Singapore style Hainan Chicken Rice. I'm thinking it won't last into 2014.

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    1. re: TonyC
      blimpbinge Jun 24, 2013 06:00 PM

      Slightly off topic, but i'm waiting eagerly for the day a true teochew restaurant from teochew (as in, not passed through vietnam or SEAsia) opens. My tc friends have been posting their eats through swatow and i hate them so much.

      I also wouldn't mind a singaporean tc place

      1. re: blimpbinge
        TonyC Jun 25, 2013 12:21 PM

        It's too bad Teochew Restaurant was such a bad experience for you (edit: dreamcast apparently hated it). it seems the online reviews are still mixed, but they've picked up. would you never try again? otoh, i keep skipping anything else in that plaza because monja is still firing on all cylinders for me.

        1. re: TonyC
          blimpbinge Jun 25, 2013 12:37 PM

          oh no, I havent tried that, i mean an actual teochew restaurant in the 626 (not east sgv?) run by people from that province, and not the ones that have been away for a few generations.

          Still eager to try teochew restaurant, but have not gone to rowland in a long time, and if it was good, it would be a bit far to go really often haha

      2. re: TonyC
        dreamcast18 Jun 25, 2013 02:19 AM

        has anyone tried their hainan chicken yet?

        1. re: dreamcast18
          TonyC Jun 25, 2013 12:14 PM

          it looks horrifically sad: http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/sizzli...

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