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China House Jumbo Seafood [Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco]

Chandavkl Apr 11, 2014 02:51 PM

Anybody try this place since it changed from China House Bar and Restaurant? On Powell St. south of Fisherman's Wharf.

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  1. Melanie Wong RE: Chandavkl Apr 12, 2014 08:22 PM

    Any particular reason it interests you?

    http://www.abc.ca.gov/datport/LQSData...

    ETA: Figured out why it sounded vaguely familiar since I'd never eaten at the original China House. A friend had a dish named after his there,KIM's SPICY SALTY FRIED PORK CHOPS.

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      Chandavkl RE: Melanie Wong Apr 12, 2014 09:46 PM

      Wondering if it's worth eating at, particularly with throwing Jumbo Seafood into the name. The name would strongly imply authenticity as opposed to the Americanized food of the similarly named predecessor.

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        Melanie Wong RE: Chandavkl Apr 12, 2014 10:20 PM

        Do you know when the change occurred? The ABC license with that DBA has been in place since 2008 and there's nothing pending for that address. The owner is listed as Bill Lee of the Far East Cafe.

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          Chandavkl RE: Melanie Wong Apr 14, 2014 08:13 AM

          Well it wasn't Jumbo Seafood the last time I went by which was sometime last year.

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            Melanie Wong RE: Chandavkl Apr 14, 2014 09:07 AM

            Here's a suspension in 2010 of Place of Entertainment for China House restaurant Jumbo Seafood Karaoke Lounge.

            http://www.sfgov2.org/index.aspx?page...

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      ML8000 RE: Chandavkl Apr 14, 2014 10:26 AM

      So is this place related to Jumbo Seafood (now New Jumbo Seafood) on Noriega, or China House that use to be on Balboa/5th? Or just recycling names?

      BTW, I've driven/walked by that place, never seen anyone in there.

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        gnomatic RE: ML8000 Apr 14, 2014 09:52 PM

        I live just a few blocks away, and frequently walk pass on my way to Trader Joe's or Safeway. Before the name change it would seem "open", with one or two staff but seldom anyone dining there. Since the name change, it does not seem to be open at all, though it looks maintained.

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          Robert Lauriston RE: gnomatic Apr 15, 2014 10:01 AM

          Maybe it's mostly Chinese tourists by the busload and empty at other times.

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            ML8000 RE: gnomatic Apr 15, 2014 12:44 PM

            Thanks so it's not my imagination.

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