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Dec 5, 2013 08:09 AM

Han Dynasty Old City, New Digs Upscale!

Han Dynasty moved very far away, just across the street. Very classy place. Giant elegant high ceilings. Fantastic new setting.

Please excuse the photo quality, I didn't use the flash so as not to annoy peoples dining experience.

P.S. Disclaimer...Nephew is involved with this concern.

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  1. Did you eat there? Is the food as good? Great pictures!

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    1. re: cwdonald

      Same food same menu, no price increase!

      Dandan noodles, Fish with pickled veg soup, MaPo tofu, Twice cooked pork belly, all delish.

      1. re: phantomdoc

        And a very interesting drink menu, both alcoholic and non alcoholic. Old Overholt Rye! Great ginger lemonade. I will try to get the drink menu up here for perusal.

    2. Upscale looking. Beautiful photos. Thanks.

      Maybe I will stop by when I have a chance.

      1. I went the other day. It feels so big and fancy compared to the old location, but the food was the same (a good thing in my book). It was nice having a bar--and good happy hour deals!

        1. Is that where the Kabob / Hookah place used to be ?

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          1. re: MainLiner

            It's been a couple of places. I think the last incarnation was a Filipino fusion restaurant.

            The new space is gorgeous. I found both the service and the food execution to be lacking (soggy, greasy scallion pancake!). And I say that as a big Han Dyanasty fan, at least in their University City location.

            1. re: MainLiner

              It's right on the corner, it was most recently a steakhouse called Reserve.

              1. re: barryg

                Oh, that's right. The Filipino place, Cebu, was an incarnation or two back.

            2. I've never done Han Dynasty before. I'm a bit finicky, can you eat healthy there and still enjoy it?

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              1. re: dndicicco

                What do you mean by healthy? It's not the kind of place where you can customize the dishes very much and probably not really worth it if you want to order sauce on the side, etc even if they were amenable.

                1. re: dndicicco

                  The short answer is a No. It isn't actually an absolutely no, but it is challenging to see low cal, low fat, low salt in a Szechuan restaurant. Not impossible, but this should not be a place you go to if you are trying to eat healthy.

                  Look, you can eat healthy from a McDonald menu too, but a McDonald should not be your restaurant of choice if you want to be super healthy.

                  1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                    I ask for and get low salt Mapo Tofu. You can ask for low /no salt in the cooking.The fish with pickled veg soup must have salt because that is what pickles veg, but not salty. If oil is your concern, that is kind of the backbone of the cuisine. Cold cucumbers not so salty, not oily.