Their Typhoon Shelter Crab is heavenly. Crabs are live and kept in their tank. The meat is perfectly moist and blend nicely with the fried garlic and spice. It’s a great treat every time I visited MP. Their other dishes are on point too but nothing stands out like their crab dish.
My family and I came here because the line for a nearby restaurant was way too long and man, are we happy we did! We had heard good things about this restaurant and were so pleased to find out they were all true! We tried the salt and pepper squid (think calamari but better), the French style beef, noodles (not sure the name) and finally, the house special Crab. Everything was absolutely delicious and so flavorful! The beef was so tender and it tasted like garlic bread, but garlic BEEF! The calamari was breaded perfectly. The crab was to die for! They even included towelettes to wipe your hands afterward (how thoughtful). The noodles were a perfect addition to everything else. I can’t wait to come back and I can’t say enough great things about this place.Service was fast and friendly, we came on a weeknight so there wasn’t a lot of people. The restaurant was clean and well put together. All in all, an amazing experience. 100/10 recommend visiting!
This place is the best when it comes to dim sum. The good part is that it opens at 10AM not 11AM like so many other restaurant. I did object to the price of water that I was charged. I thought restaurants were suppose to furnish water free of charge, but not Seafood House they decided to charge a dollar for a bottle of Costco water.
I was visiting from Chicago and I was disappointed at the service here. I felt like we were treated like 2nd class citizens because we weren’t ordering in Chinese or weren’t Chinese.
As for the taste I didn’t enjoy the flavors and that could just be that I’m used to Cantonese style Chinese food we always get in Chicago.
We ordered a noodle dish that I told the server how I specifically wanted and she gave us chow mein soft yellow eggs noodles when I said wide flat rice noodles. Clearly there was a miscommunication and they did try to remake it but we got so full we told them to just pack it to go.
We spent over $350 and they added gratuity automatically.
I don’t plan on ever visiting this establishment ever again
It’s been our to-go restaurant whenever we have relatives come over or just for a regular family gathering. This hits differently if you compare it with Newport Seafood (Tancang) because the way they cook lobster and crabs is different. We love their garlic crab, and they have plenty of seats for the weekend night – make sure to make an rsvp!
They also have that traditional taro soupy dessert, I’m not sure what’s the Chinese name for it, but my family ordered it and I remember I used to have it when I was a kid. Definitely recommend this place for family dinners – or if you are fond of family style.
This is a great old place – harkening back to the days when Monterey Park was the Key-Stone of ALL Hong Kong style seafood places in LA, and Garvey was the “Magnificent Mile” of the San Gabriel Valley for Chinese Restaurants. Today things in this area are different, as the shops, markets, hotels, and restaurant malls along nearby Valley Boulevard dominate the Chinese Immigrant Food Culture in Southern California if not in All of the US.
But at least Seafood Palace on Garvey still stands.
Eat Here – for a taste of the past.
Spent over 70 dollars for the special crab, worst crab ever! The meat is mushy and tasteless. I googled about mushy crab, one possible reason is that when the crab was dead before being cooked. I just hope we won’t get sick eating it. Very sad, because I loved their crab.
I visit here once a while for the crab but NEVER AGAIN!
The only dish good here is the house special crab. Others are just meh and overpriced. I suggest you guys to go new lucky seafood right across the street for better food , better service and the price is more reasonable over there as well.
Here is my horrible experience at seafood palace that I have to share. I made a call in the morning to make a reservation for party of 7 @ 7:30pm. The lady on the phone said it is not busy today so just come here by that time and she told me she has made the reservation for me. I repeated myself couple times to her it is 7:30 for party of 7. Once we arrived at 7:28 it seems like every table was full. I asked them I had made reservation why didn’t you guys reserve my table.The lady yelled at us “You guys are late! Your reservation was 7:00. ” I told them I am pretty sure I repeated on phone a couple times the reservation I made was 7:30 not 7:00.
I expected an apology from them. But they chose to blame the customer when THEY were wrong! I’m also glad I left there immediately with my family and friend cause the food and service was far better at New Lucky Seafood a couple blocks away.
First time here at Seafood Palace and we love it!!! Food is so delicious. Nice friendly staff, definitely coming back..
Barely received any service but the restaurant added a MANDATORY 18% TIP on our check without our permission and TRIED TO TRICK US to give additional tip after swiping our credit card!! It’s as if they didn’t add it to the bill! No morals