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41-Year-Old Chinatown Legend Yang Chow Expands to Long Beach

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The home of the slippery shrimp gets a new address

A plate of crispy shrimp on a wide white plate with spoon for serving.
Slippery Shrimp from Yang Chow
Yelp/Mary F.

Long Beach’s culinary stock continues to rise, with news today that none other than Chinatown dining legend Yang Chow is heading to the city. If all goes well, the 41-year-old restaurant should be up and running by the fall.

Longbeachize was the first to report on the new expansion happening at 2932 Clark Avenue, near a new craft beer brewery and on the edge of a lot of big new development taking place in Long Beach, restaurant and otherwise. According to the local blog, Yang Chow will adjust its menu ever so slightly, offering mostly classics while also updating some of the food to suit a more modern appetite. In fact, the company is actually planning to call this location Yang Chow 2.0 according to new signage on the building, with a sub-headline that reads “Mandarin & Szechwan Cuisine.”

One thing that’s certain to make the cut is the slippery shrimp, a sticky-sweet, slightly crunchy concoction that has helped make the decades-old restaurant famous over the years. Some consider Yang Chow’s slippery shrimp to be one of the most iconic menu items available in all of Los Angeles.

There’s no official word on an opening date for the Long Beach location, but expect something in the fall. Meanwhile, tourists and locals alike still line up for the original Chinatown location, which opened in 1977, while the group also maintains outposts in the Valley and Pasadena.

Yang Chow Long Beach
2932 Clark St.
Long Beach, CA

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