Preview Of The
Lunar New Year
ROYAL RESTAURANT: 153-11 Union
Turnpike, Flushing, 380-7777
HOURS: 7 days, from 11 a.m. to 10
(11 p.m. on Fri. & Sat.).
CUISINE: Chinese and Japanese
CREDIT CARDS: All major accepted
PARKING: Curbside parking. No meters
on nearby sidestreets
We were treated royally at the Royal
Restaurant, where owners Gary and Eddie welcomed us and a full house of New Year Eve
celebrants to greet the new millennium. The highlight of the evening was the energetic
Lion Dancers making their "lucky visit" to the tables to the rhythm of drums
an Asian custom for welcoming the new year that will become more prevalent all
around the borough in coming weeks as the Chinese New Year approaches on Feb. 5.
And in addition to the festive atmosphere,
of course, there was the wonderful food.
This recently opened restaurant features
both Chinese and Japanese cuisine. Their New Years Eve special menu was a special
bargain at $18.95 and it was part of the fun of eating at this delightful place for each
member of our party to request something different from the menu to be prepared to order.
Then, as the dishes are served, all guests can employ chopsticks to try each dish from
Sushi (a house specialty) to Sizzling Steak with Black Pepper Sauce.
But every day this restaurant offers a
royal choice of well-prepared and well-presented food. Try the Chinese Seafood Basket with
scallops, lobster and shrimp as well as an assortment of vegetables from snow peas to
water chestnuts. Or, try the fresh Japanese style Lobster Teriyaki.
Prefer meat? Then try the BBQ Lamb or the
Salt & Pepper Pork Chop. Chicken and duck are also popular choices.
There is a nice selection for vegetarians
and dieters who can select from entrees from Mou Shu Vegetables with Pancakes to Jumbo
Shrimp with mixed vegetables served with brown rice and special diet sauce on the side
($6.50). We especially recommend the combination of cuisines in the Obento Box entree.
All of their pricing is reasonable, and
they feature value meal specials from 4-10 p.m. on Mon.-Thurs., as well as free local
For lunch, dinner or a special celebration
meal, the Royal Restaurant is a good choice for food variety, price and service.
- J. Davis