Orange Kitchen: Then and Now

10/6/2010 Update:

833 Willow Avenue through the years

Hoboken still has a somewhat transient nature – people (and publications) come and go. The longer time goes on, the fewer people you’ll run into that remember older establishments – such as Orange Kitchen Chinese Restaurant at 833 Willow Avenue.

Well, Hoboken411 has been online for nearly five years – and with a massive collection of 250,000 photos – sometimes a little “flashback” like this is in order.

The one aspect of Orange Kitchen that I recall most was, that it was quite possibly the worst Chinese food in the Mile Square. Ever. Worse than frozen food. So in this particular instance, I’m not too upset that another population and infrastructure-busting condo building took its place. However, one thing remains unchanged – whether it’s brown water or bad Chinese, digestive emergencies will not be far away when you live in Hoboken.

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42 Comments on "Orange Kitchen: Then and Now"

escaped68
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PART2
In the 60’s there was a small chain of meat stores called Merkles, they were famous for the pork products. They were caught selling kangaroo meat and were shut down. My mother always bought tender loins from them, when my father heard this he threw up for hours. And for years when he saw a roo on tv he got the dry heaves we didn’t dare laugh.
I did a lot of electrical work in restaurants and one owner told me to be careful with ribs because a lot of places use imported raindeer ribs, most people won’t be able to tell the difference.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

escape 68.ment to respond to your post about growing up in hoboken..Class of 57 there is nothing you can tell me that I havent lived as a kid..Remember the scratch house on washington st by the north bank? fabain theater when we had the 60 cents..also our vacation was keansburg in the fiftys..we had sweet shops to go to..if you had a problem with someone you banged it out..no drive bys..the diff with u and me is i never left this city…all in all u cannot dispute those were good days. 😀 [quote comment=”198427″]PART2
In the 60’s there was a small chain of meat stores called Merkles, they were famous for the pork products. They were caught selling kangaroo meat and were shut down. My mother always bought tender loins from them, when my father heard this he threw up for hours. And for years when he saw a roo on tv he got the dry heaves we didn’t dare laugh.
I did a lot of electrical work in restaurants and one owner told me to be careful with ribs because a lot of places use imported raindeer ribs, most people won’t be able to tell the difference.[/quote]

escaped68
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WT you still can go to the burg, it hasn’t changed much in 60 years. It one of the best kept secrets in NJ, it is the best place to take kids under 10 for a great time without costing you a arm and a leg. It is still open on weekends for a few more weeks, go you will feel like you stepped into a time warp.[quote comment=”198456″]escape 68.ment to respond to your post about growing up in hoboken..Class of 57 there is nothing you can tell me that I havent lived as a kid..Remember the scratch house on washington st by the north bank? fabain theater when we had the 60 cents..also our vacation was keansburg in the fiftys..we had sweet shops to go to..if you had a problem with someone you banged it out..no drive bys..the diff with u and me is i never left this city…all in all u cannot dispute those were good days.

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escaped68
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There was a article in a south jersey paper about a place serving “meat of undetermined origin” WTF??

yourbrainondrugs
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yourbrainondrugs

I remember the Green Kitchen at 11th/Washington getting busted for using cat either in 1994 or 95.

Angry Bird
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Angry Bird

I wonder how the people in the condos to the left and right feel about this construction that has been going on for years. Unfortunately, that’s another thing that’s not far away when you live in Hoboken!

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

orange kitchen /now i know why there no cats then 20 yrs ago,,during korea we never saw any dogs…people have to what what they have to do to survive..ugg[quote comment=”198366″]I wonder how the people in the condos to the left and right feel about this construction that has been going on for years. Unfortunately, that’s another thing that’s not far away when you live in Hoboken![/quote]

escaped68
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A korean bbq puppy and a 6 pack[quote comment=”198405″]orange kitchen /now i know why there no cats then 20 yrs ago,,during korea we never saw any dogs…people have to what what they have to do to survive..ugg

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pawzclawz
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pawzclawz

Orange Kitchen was the place that was selling cat. I thought so,but I wasn’t sure.[quote comment=”198405″]orange kitchen /now i know why there no cats then 20 yrs ago,,during korea we never saw any dogs…people have to what what they have to do to survive..ugg[/quote]

plaintruthiness
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plaintruthiness

[quote comment=”111473″][quote comment=”29″]Any idea whats going on here, they seem to be taking it down today?

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I live a block away and just walked by around 5pm and I didn’t see anything different. Being it’s so small I think it could come down in no time.[/quote]
That was an understatement. It looks like Pic-up-sticks now.

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