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Closed for Business: Sun Bo Bo, 451 Fifth Avenue

Sun Bo Bo, the Chinese restaurant that's held down its storefront on Fifth Avenue between 10th and 11th Streets for at least fifteen years, closed up shop recently. While the phone line seems to still be working, it's been closed for quite a while now and the interior appears to be in the process of being dismantled.

Its Yelp reviews make clear this this wasn't a run of the mill Chinese restaurant, even though it might have appeared to be; apparently they used white meat chicken, the food wasn't too greasy, portions were huge, it was run by a father and son, and even the won ton soup stood above the pack.

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Reader Comments (16)

The north slopification of south slope continues with theirs chain stores and homogenous offerings

January 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJbob

Do people think that using white meat chicken is a posistive thing? Do they not realize that dark meat chicken is the more tastefull and moist meat?

January 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterReal Parksloper

SLOPE WARZ: Where you at? We're talkin' about South Slope again...

Suggest you get in on this....

January 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJust Shlopin

The first rule of being a good troll is that you don't wear out you welcome to quickly and know when the gig is up. I need to ration this out. Still, much appreciated.

In other news, how come every run-of-the-mill take-out Chinese place is always described as being "better than the pack" when it closes down? I call bullshit here.

If there were really a North Slopification of the South Slope, then we'd need more parents there, and that's impossible because in order to more kids you have to have more fucking, and who the hell wants to bang someone from the South Slope? They're slovenly and smell of Cafe Steinhof......everywhere.

January 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSLOPE WARZ

Bo-Bo's has been closed for some months now. My understanding is that the owner wasn't forced out by rents, etc, he simply retired.
I do miss walking by and seeing all the postal workers in there for lunch, with all their carts parked outside.

January 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMrsM

What this site needs is more insightful, articulate commenters like Slope Warz. I'm serious here. If I see one more "I'm so excited," "Just what we need...another (bar) (pork joint) (burger joint) (froyo joint) (Thai restaurant)"
or whatever, I'm gonna go back to FIPS (cue the comments: ok, Marty, you're welcome to go back to FIPS, we won't miss you a bit). This guy, Slope Warz, calls it as he sees it and I, for one, am grateful for his presence.

January 31, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermartymarkowitz


January 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJust Shlopin

This blog was more enjoyable before the trolling.

January 31, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdave

Trollin', Trollin',Trollin' / GET DEM DOGGIES ROLLIN'...

January 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJust Shlopin

DID you know that Red Hot II now has a van with a wok in the back and they actually cook it on their way to your house? Gein'mus.

Make sure you ask for the chopsticks. They're not included unless you ask.

January 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFaros Fawcett

I only order from Tofu on 7th. Dale and I get it like three times a week now!

Seriously, though, their stuff is the best.

January 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFelton

Tofu on 7th is the real deal. Get the Szechuan offerings. The rest of the Chinese in Park Slope doesn't come close.

January 31, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbret

My wife and I order from Tofu as well, after some years of ordering from Szechuan Delight. We like the food at Tofu better, by a lot. But we have no idea if there might be other Chinese delivery restaurants in the slope that are even better.

What this blog needs is an area for Slopers to post their thoughts on things like bars, restaurants, Chinese delivery, etc. The current format really only allows comments on the specific topic that was covered in the text.

But even without such an area, HPS is a great blog, and I thank the owner(s) who keep us so well up to date...

January 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrookboy

Brookboy-ever heard of chowhound?

February 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJbob

The name just makes me laugh so much! I probably shouldn't but I can't help myself. Hahaha

March 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKyle Anderson

Sun Bo Bo existed in several locations over many more years than 15. The owner was already very established when I lived at 6th Avenue and 13th Street from 1984 - 1987, and he was at 5th Ave and 12th Street on the corner. He always had great food at very good prices, and back then used to not serve Chicken with Broccoli but rather Chicken with Chinese Broccoli, which is a different vegetable and was delicious. It was always funny to me because his Beef or Pork with Broccoli was standard Broccoli. I must have had 300 meals from Sun Bo Bo in those three years and that's not an exaggeration, when I moved I specifically thanked him and said good bye. I went back only a couple of time since, the last time was just last year, I'm very glad I did.

April 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Kloberdanz

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