Iconic Chinese Restaurant to close after more than 50 years of business
Jade Palace, a beloved Bay Area establishment serving traditional Cantonese cuisine, has announced its closure. Opened in 1970 by Edwin Yee Wing Lee, the restaurant originally operated as Ike’s Bar before Lee transformed it into a culinary haven. Lee’s legacy continued under the stewardship of his son, Phillip, and extended family members, but the family has decided to move on to new endeavors. With this said, the closure looks to have been personally motivated, rather than a decision based on finances.
Despite its brief closure, Jade Palace held a special place in the hearts of many Bay Area residents, as evidenced by their glowing Yelp reviews. Its menu featured classic Cantonese dishes like potstickers, fried rice, and wonton soup, all prepared with the Lee family’s signature flair.
The menu also included classics like sweet and sour chicken, orange chicken, kung pao chicken, and hot and spicy chicken. They also have some unique dishes, like sweet and sour pork and sweet and sour rib. The restaurant also offers a variety of seafood dishes and noodles.
Rumors suggest that an unnamed Indian restaurant will soon occupy Jade Palace’s space, bringing a new culinary experience to Newark’s diverse culinary landscape. At this moment in time, it is not known when the new establishment will open.