Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Prime Restaurant Space Available

I've been contacted over the past several weeks by several readers who wanted to make sure I was aware that Liang's, one of Forest Hills' only chinese restaurants (not counting all of the many Asian fusion restaurants we have), had closed. We did post about them closing several weeks ago, when they were telling everyone it was just temporary. But the original information I had heard was indeed true—they've closed for good, and, as a result, opened up a prime location for another restaurateur willing to give it a go in the heart of Forest Hills' 'famous' restaurant row.


29 comments:

  1. Forest Hills ONLY Chinese restaurant? How about East Ocean Seafood Palace and its yummy dim sum?

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    1. Yup, you're right. I knew I was forgetting one. Not a fave of mine though.

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    2. I just walked by and they got a C rating from the Dept of Health...

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  2. More bars and booze always bring bad news.
    Look what happened to Bell Blvd.

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    1. For those of us who do not venture where the subway doesn't go - can you elaborate? What happened to Bell blvd?

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  3. We need a chinese restaurant on Austin Street. Ugh. Where can I order food now?

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  4. I live on 108th Street where there are three Chinese restaurants within a four-block area: Cho-Sen Garden and Eden's Kitchen, which are both kosher, and Lucky Fan Shun, a regular fast food Chinese restaurant and take-out place.

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    1. Ahem, Chinese food without pork? Sacrilege!

      And the other one doesn't sound like it's a sit-down restaurant. So i DO NOT stand corrected, yet.

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    2. Those places are way too far from me (I live near Austin Street). I hope a new Chinese place will take Liang's place.

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  5. What about Indian?

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    1. Baluchi's on QB is very good IMO

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  6. Haveli should move there, get out of it's ridiculously huge space. Plenty of Chinese from grand sichuan on the rego park side to fengs garden and the other place on ascan.

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  7. Has anyone noticed that East Ocean Palace has not only had a B for the past year. If that was not enough they now have a C rating for the past month. Eat at your own risk!

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  8. not surprised, good food but too pricey. they spent too much on decorations.

    chinese food is for old people. thai is the new fad

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  9. Let’s hope we don’t get another chain restaurant. This would be the perfect spot for a more upscale place like a Danny Brown, an Italian restaurant (not a pizza joint) or one of the more interesting places that have opened in Williamsburg, LIC, Astoria, etc.

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  10. The property will get rented out in due time. Liangs was decent Chinese food and the service was good. However the place was always empty, maybe a few tables were taken at most so they probably couldn't sustain the rents.

    I am more than sure another restaurant will appear there in the future since the whole block is that way.

    As for what they decide to put there, I have no clue. Perhaps another Chinese food place or something else.

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  11. Someone will rent the place soon. I don't see this location being vacant for long.

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  12. Oh I hope its another yogurt place. Forest Hills can definitely use another one. 4 just isn't enough :0)

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  13. I want Japanese ramen restaurant!

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  14. this location stinks ..literally. The plumbing -when it rains heavily- from next door backs up into Liangs and thats why the place often smelled of piss. We ate there one night - the stench was horrific and the owner explained the problem. we never went back which was too bad I really liked their food

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  15. yes something else will open there -- perhaps a Russian nightclub? Nothing else will survive the high rents.

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  16. They will fix the plumbing if they want to rent it out again if this is a real problem.

    It could very well turn out to be another Chinese food place there. Not sure what it will turn into. Hopefully something with a new modern interior.

    Chinese is the most likely place for that location in all honesty. It won't be Thai, Mexican, Japanese, or BBQ or a Steakhouse.

    I could see Malaysian or Chinese or Indian or even Vietnamese. Something that really isn't found elsewhere in the area. Unlikely to be Irish as well considering other locations. Or perhaps even Brasilian.





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  17. http://www.menupages.com/

    Considering how many types of cuisine there are from different ethnic backgrounds represented here, it surely won't be anything repetitive.

    Chinese was not repetitive. But neither would Indian, Vietnamese, Malaysian or even Brasilian which are not found in this section of town.

    I realize Italian has fallen out of favor on this side as well so another thing could be another Pizza or Italian food place on this side as a possibility.

    We shall see in due time as the property will most likely get rented out again.

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  18. I ate at Liang's, before it was Liang's. I'm not kidding when I say that there were rodents in the ceiling. They have a drop ceiling and one night we were enjoying our dinner and out of nowhere, above head we heard what sounded like scampering or huge rats running back and forth in the ceiling. We could hear their nails as they ran back and forth. The owner and her son were standing at the bar in the front and just looked above at the ceiling and went back to what they were doing. Must have been a regular occurence. We promptly paid our bill w/o finishing our food and left. We never returned. 6 months later the place turned into Liang's and I still had no desire to go back. That place needs to be gutted before I will even think of returning.

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  19. How do we have a neighborhood in NYC without a decent Chinese restaurant? ::sigh::

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  20. That is why it will likely be Chinese again.

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  21. Something like Wafas on Metro.

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  22. Or French. I was sad to see Rouge go back in the day.

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  23. Agree with French—and the above comment. Rouge was a "grown-up" restaurant where one could relax and have a drink and/or enjoy dinner in a quiet, pleasant setting. Nice ambiance.

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