Last Su Hong Restaurant To Close Permanently

Daniela Kelly September 26, 2019
 Last Su Hong Restaurant To Close Permanently

The last day for Su Hong’s Palo Alto location will be Sept. 29 – the last restaurant for the chain altogether.

David King has been running the different Su Hong’s restaurants for more than 40 years and announced vis the Palo Alto Weekly Peninsula Foodist blog that it was high time to retire.

One Mountain View fan was sad by the news and felt the owner deserved to be awarded a community service award due to being one of the Bay Area’s best Chinese food restaurants. They iterated many times in their comment that the restaurant was amazing.

Su Hong has built a large following of loyal fans with the locals (as well as the chefs). For example, a Mercury News article from 1991 was titled “Where Great Chefs Go For Good Asian Food” with reference to Jesse Ziff Cool, a specialist with farm-to-table, who said she loved eating the food from Su Hong.

According to Cool, local people would get their food from the restaurant to take home and eat in front of the TV. In a 2000 article, many people remarked about the vegetarian family-style bean curd plate.

The first Su Hong restaurant was opened in downtown Menlo Park in 1977, and a review from the 1990s gave it a 3.5 stars due to its solid professional service and duck, orange-peel beef and more.

Other Su Hong restaurants popped up in Palo Alto and Menlo Park – one as a takeout location only. The latest Su Hong restaurant to open was in 2010, located in Palo Alto.

The restaurant will still serve its popular Shanghai food for lunch and dinner until Sept. 29 – barring Mondays as it was closed.


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