OAKHURST – The Jade Gazebo in Oakhurst has recently undergone numerous changes, including a refreshed dining room and revamped menu.
Peter Young recently took over the operation of the restaurant and has put his years of experience to work, quickly winning over regular customers and gaining many new ones.Young has over 30 years of restaurant experience. One of his first moves was to bring in chef Ping Chang who himself has been cooking professionally for 40 years. When combined with new sushi chef Ling Yang’s 20 years, the trio bring nearly a century of restaurant experience to the Jade Gazebo.
The expanded menu now also includes sushi, which has just been added to the culinary lineup.
Young says that the locals appreciate the more traditional Chinese fare the restaurant now serves, when compared to the more Americanized style that many people may be familiar with. He also anticipates getting a lot of business from the numerous Asian tourists who come through Oakhurst on their way to the park.
“We see a lot of Asian visitors here on their way to Yosemite, and we give them an authentic dining experience to make them feel welcome and at home when they visit,” he says.
“This way of cooking is different, the food isn’t as sweet, and the authentic menu has more spicey dishes,” Young adds.
He says the most popular thus far has been the Mongolian Beef, which has earned positive reviews for its bold, spicey flavor, while the sushi has also been earning high praise.
While the restaurant has a new menu, Young says many of the old favorites are still available.
The Jade Gazebo is open seven days a week.
To learn more, visit www.NewJadeGazebo.com.