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Yummy Yummy Seafood Buffet Morphs into a Shandong Style Restaurant

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Yummy Yummy Seafood Buffet Morphs into a Shandong Style Restaurant

Chandavkl | Apr 10, 2012 06:03 PM

When I last ate at Yummy Yummy Seafood in El Monte last month, I had a feeling they were on their last legs. The restaurant opened up a half hour late for lunch, the food was slow in coming out and many of my favorite dishes weren't even being served. Then they gave me a $2 discount when I paid and I left a large tip. Consequently, when I rolled up to the location I was not surprised to see Yummy Yummy was gone. What did surprise me was that there was already a new occupant at the location, Qilu Restaurant. Qilu appears to be a Shandong style restaurant, based on the dishes with Shandong in their name (e.g., beef rolls), and a large number of "Qilu" dishes (e.g., Qilu fish, chicken, vegetables, fried rice). More interestingly, I saw my favorite Yummy Yummy dishes (including tomato fish and celery beef dumplings) on the menu, as well as the same woman out front. So I guess the ownership and cooks are the same, just in a different format. Not as good of a value, of course, but still worth coming back to occasionally. Qilu is at 10632 Lower Azusa Road in El Monte.

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