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Jun 10, 2014 09:33 PM

Cantonese Timewarps of Old Miami

I'm a native East Coaster who spent winter vacations in Miami; my grandparents had an apartment in Hallandale and Hollywood Beach and I spent most of my childhood there. Like most good Jews, we ate out at Chinese restaurants often with family. I'm trying to remember the name of one restaurant that we dined at often, which had a large aquarium in the front entrance way. I recall it had round windows almost like port holes and Oriental style decor. I wonder if anyone here knows what I'm talking about or could tell me whether any of the "Old Miami" Chinese restaurants are still standing?

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    1. re: Jenaclaree

      From what I can see on Tripadvisor, that doesn't look like the place. I'm talking about a mid century Chinese restaurant that was already old when I was going in the 80s and 90s. Is Canton the oldest Chinese restaurant still operating in Miami? I'm guessing this place must have folded at least a decade ago, like most of the restaurants and buildings that I grew up with in the area.

    2. Is it Golden Buddha on 163rd St. at the corner of W. Dixie Highway? It is now a Boston Market.

      1. Christine Lee's on Collins in Sunny Isles? They moved to Gulfstream. Great space. You can get a table and watch the races plus they have a full bar up there and betting windows.

        1. mott street on hallandale bch blvd

          1. christine lees on a1a had that too