last day for Su Hong’s Palo Alto location will be Sept. 29 – the
last restaurant for the chain altogether.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
restaurant will still serve its popular Shanghai food for lunch and
dinner until Sept. 29 – barring Mondays as it was closed.