Tough Times In Chinatown--Hoy King Is Gone
- Chandavkl Jul 27, 2013 04:30 PM
As indicated in today's front page L.A. Times story on Chinatown, things are tough for traditional Chinese restaurants in Chinatown. After a dozen years, Hoy King on Ord (right next to ABC) is gone, the space now for rent. While not one of Chinatown's stars, they were capable of good stuff, though maddeningly inconsistent at times. That location has been a restaurant for decades, the earliest I remember being Chung Mee, so hopefully we'll have a replacement soon.
I used to get double orders of salted fish with steamed ground pork to go there but very rarely at in. The place was absolutely filthy. Feel bad for the owner Fong. Nice guy and family.
Sadly, I'm glad they shuttered. The last time I dined here, about 8 months ago, it was dirty, flies were swarming around the dining room, no a/c. It just became unappealing, unlike the better times during the last decade...