December 13, 2012 • 892 views
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By Jerry Jambazian
Temple City had a Grand Opening of its newest restaurant last Friday. The Guppy House is located in the TJMaxx shopping center at Las Tunas and Rosemead Blvd. This beautiful restaurant is the 6th in a chain with another 2 in the building stages. When you walk in you are immediately greeted by attentive staff that escort you to your table. As you walk to your table you have the feeling that you are entering the rain forest with all the lush plants and beautiful orchids among the aquariums (with guppies of course).
Those on hand for the grand opening included State Senator Carol Liu, and representatives from Supervisor Michael Antonovich’s office, Congresswoman Judy Chu. Mayor Vincent Yu presented a certificate, Mayor Pro-Tem Cynthia Sternquist, Councilmember Carl Blum, and Chamber board members were also present with Nick Pon making the introductions.
Guppy House originated in Cerritos and is known for their gargantuan portions. The large shaved ice bowl could easily hold a newborn baby. Father and Son team of Robert and David Li are the proud owners of this 4,800 square-foot, 135 seat full service restaurant featuring traditional Chinese food.
According to David Li, “Unlike our current locations, the new location in Temple City will have better accommodations for reservations, and a private room. We will also focus more heavily on floral decorations and miniature aquariums, leading to a more elegant dining experience.”