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Yikes! $48.72 for 4 takeout dishes from King Yen Chinese in Berzerkley?

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Yikes! $48.72 for 4 takeout dishes from King Yen Chinese in Berzerkley?

Mission | Apr 21, 2010 06:40 PM

I had not been to King Yen in about a year.

It has always been my go to place for great "American style" Chinese comfort food. I have probably eaten or ordered food there at least 40 times in the past 15 years.

So I was driving in from out of town and thought I would pick some up for me and my GF.

I called them and ordered from memory.

Kung pao Chicken,
Sweet sour pork,
Szechuan beef,
Double mushroom vegetables,

(like I said I go there for the American Chinese)

When I got the bill I thought there was a mistake...$48.72 for four dishes to go?

No mistake,that was the new price.

The worst part was that the food had changed.

Its now just another Chinese place trying to do high end "California style" Chinese food.

It was not bad ...but not what I wanted.

Too bad, they had a served me well as the best "American Chinese" in the Eastbay all those years.

Does anyone have any other suggestions?

PS

(I have no interest and will not try again either China Village or Becky's Chinese)

Thanks

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King Yen Restaurant
2995 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

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