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Apr 11, 2014 02:51 PM

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

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. Any particular reason it interests you?

    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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    1. re: Melanie Wong

      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.

      1. re: Chandavkl

        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.

        1. re: Melanie Wong

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

          1. re: Chandavkl

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


    2. 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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      1. re: ML8000

        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.

        1. re: gnomatic

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

          1. re: gnomatic

            Thanks so it's not my imagination.