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Sep 19, 2013 04:14 PM

Is King Fung Garden II (Brookline) closed?

I called a few weeks ago. No answer on any of the lines. Drove past a couple of Saturdays ago at 11PM, dark. Just called again, no answer.

KFG was inconsistent, but whenever the good cook was working, the food was excellent. Or maybe it was only excellent when Doris was around.
In any case, I mourn.

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  1. You know Doris and her husband (the good cook) are back in Chinatown, right? They own China King, which even has a banner that says "(formerly King Fung Garden").

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    1. re: Jenny Ondioline

      The King Fung Garden(s) are officially closed. Note the plural referring to the one on kneeland street. Jenny is right, closest thing to it is Doris's China King on Beech St. Same noodles...similar scallion pancakes.

    2. The last time I stopped by, which was several weeks ago, they had a sign in the window 'closed for vacation.'

      1. I stopped by there on Friday night about 10:30 (the sign said open till 2AM) and the vacation sign was gone and the "closed" sign was hanging in the window. So I'm betting they're gone. China King presumably keeps them quite busy and probably gets a more discerning clientele as well.

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        1. re: KWagle

          I just went by there and it's still closed. I'd assume out of business.

        2. Update from Doris Mei at China King: the Meis are once again the owners and operators of King Fung Garden II. Apparently, a son bought the business, but after a brief trial, decided that running it wasn't for him, so his folks bought it back and have reopened. Good news for my friends and folks who live nearby!

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          1. re: MC Slim JB

            Tell them to buy back "The Clay Pot" and reopen King Fung near downtown.

            1. re: madmooch

              I'd say that the nearby China King is every bit as good as King Fung Garden was when the Meis owned it. A little comfier and more sparkly, too.


              1. re: MC Slim JB

                The scallion pancakes at China King, even though the recipe likely followed the owners, still are not as good as King Fung Kneeland Street was. I agree on everything else that it is a suitable replacement.

                1. re: madmooch

                  Dear God those were good.

                  The dumplings in Brookline were very good in the beginning but became a bit hit or miss. Im hoping they ironed that back out downtown. That Rt. 9 spot was strangely uncomfortable to eat in for a long while after the State Police ( Brookline police?) car crashed through their front window, espescially in the winter months. . Heres hoping it got renovated.

                  1. re: hyde

                    It was a Brookline PD cruiser. It's a useful pointer for wannabe criminals with getaway cars: learn to negotiate high-speed turns better than the cops:


                    1. re: MC Slim JB

                      I was there just before closing the night it happened.

                      Two orders of dumplings with the food so I could eat one on the way home. The only other place I used to do that was, order from Ten Tyler, go over to the upstairs food court, last place on the left, across from the bathrooms, two orders of dumplings and back to Ten Tyler and my food would be ready. Perfect.

                      My go to these days for two orders is Mulan in Waltham. I can eat those until my stomach hurts.

                      1. re: hyde

                        Drove past tonight and it looked open, even had a LED sign saying "OPEN".