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Offline sbt9890

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Uncle Zhou's
« on: January 13, 2018, 02:26:19 PM »
My husband and I tried to eat today at Uncle Zhou's in Elmhurst.  We noticed as we walked in that while it looked the same something about it was different.  Then we noticed that on the menu it had a different chef's name.  The server informed us that Uncle Zhou's closed.  Does anyone know what happened? 

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Re: Uncle Zhou's
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 03:23:45 PM »
they're moving, but staying in Elmhurst, according to their website.

https://www.unclezhounyc.com/

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Re: Uncle Zhou's
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 03:34:25 PM »
I wonder if they are staying in Elmhurst. The note at the bottom of their website says they are moving out of Elmhurst. Hope they stay in the area. I'm usually there at least once a month.

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Re: Uncle Zhou's
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2018, 03:37:28 PM »
oh gosh, you're right. i read the note on top as saying they were staying in Elmhurst. my mistake!

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Re: Uncle Zhou's
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2018, 04:21:08 PM »
Thanks everyone!!

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Re: Uncle Zhou's
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2018, 12:20:53 PM »
This makes me sad! I loved going there, especially for the knife-shaved dial oil noodles. I hope that they relocate somewhere close.

Until then, does anyone know of another place nearby that might have a similar dish?

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Re: Uncle Zhou's
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2018, 12:58:27 PM »
The restaurant that took its place seems to have a similar menu.

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Re: Uncle Zhou's
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2018, 10:27:38 AM »
The restaurant that took its place seems to have a similar menu.

Seems like it will be different, despite some things that appear similar at first.

From a Katie Honan update on Eater today:
"We are a totally different restaurant."

Sounds like Uncle Zhou in Elmhurst is done; the chef may open a spot in Manhattan. I regret never trying it... I meant to for years, alas.

More here:
https://ny.eater.com/2018/1/29/16944794/uncle-zhou-nyc-moving

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Re: Uncle Zhou's
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2018, 11:05:01 AM »
haven't tried the new place, and it may be good, but he needs to remove the Michelin stuff. that's misleading.

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Re: Uncle Zhou's
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2018, 12:50:30 PM »
They actually have the michelin stickers partially scraped off.

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Re: Uncle Zhou's
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2018, 09:45:04 PM »
There are several reviews of the new place on Yelp, and they don't appear to be written by fake reviewers.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/chef-guo-elmhurst

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Re: Uncle Zhou's
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2018, 01:02:02 PM »
I tried it on Saturday and "Chef Guo's" is great. Just as good as Uncle Zhou's in my opinion

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Re: Uncle Zhou's
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2018, 10:38:25 PM »
I tried it as well and while the menu is substantially the same, the knife-shaved beef noodle soup (which was one of their specialties) was not quite as good as I remember from dining many times at Uncle Zhou's: The noodles are not cut nice and thick like before, so they lost some of their chewy consistency. And the broth did not have a deep meaty flavor like at Uncle Zhou's.  Instead it seemed less rich and a lot more salty. The dish looks the same as before, but in my opinion not quite the same in how it's executed now.

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Re: Uncle Zhou's
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2018, 10:38:25 PM »