Check out a rendering for Meizhou Dongpo, the new upscale Chinese restaurant officially opening at the Westfield Mall in Century City on December 2. Friends and family meals kick off this weekend, with a soft launch set for next week.
The first Meizhou Dongpo, now part of a large-scale Chinese restaurant group, opened in Beijing in 1996, and company management describes its food as "upscale civilian dishes." The expansive menu mixes regional Chinese specialties from dan dan noodles to pan-fried pork dumplings to sliced pork ear. Overall one will find more Sichuan preps, although the house special is a Meizhou Roasted Duck, which is presented like Peking duck with rice pancakes, scallion, cucumber, and duck sauce for $68. With a continually growing set of high-end Chinese restaurants in LA (Hakkasan, Chi-Lin, relocated Philippe), should be interesting to see how this one is received.
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