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I read the name and instantly got happy as maybe they had some USA Western Style Chinese food. But then saw the menu and saw the whatever they are serving. I crave Western Chinese food.

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Western Chinese food? 

Panda Express you mean? What an abomination. 

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You guys are funny sorry to break it to you but this is still owned by Dave he is changing up for a different look. One of his long running supervisors will be running the show. She left a few years ago to open her own shop in Sansai, but gave it up. She was at the Dukes Phuket but that is now gone and Am will be running Fat Chows. Sorry boys no Chinese take over here. Funny

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39 minutes ago, moe666 said:

You guys are funny sorry to break it to you but this is still owned by Dave he is changing up for a different look. One of his long running supervisors will be running the show. She left a few years ago to open her own shop in Sansai, but gave it up. She was at the Dukes Phuket but that is now gone and Am will be running Fat Chows. Sorry boys no Chinese take over here. Funny

Really?  Did Dave ever own any of them?  Old story was he had  a part interest but not so much to say he owned.

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1 hour ago, holy cow cm said:

I read the name and instantly got happy as maybe they had some USA Western Style Chinese food. But then saw the menu and saw the whatever they are serving. I crave Western Chinese food.

Yeah I was disappointed as I was wanting to see some Wuhan bat soup on the menu...  🙂

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20 hours ago, Trujillo said:

It's a real shame that no one, even a foreigner, understands the basics of good Chinese cuisine, street food included. All these dishes pictured are some "fusion" mess that retains none of the spirit or flavor of either source.

 

And only 195 baht for padthai goong? Wonderful. Sixty baht for "Garlic fried rice"? What a bargain. 

At least no Chinese will want to go eat there, that's a cinch. 

 

Spend one hour at the Shilin Night Market in Taipei and you'll know what I'm talking about. The first person to open a place serving these foods and dishes ought to not only get an award, but probably a fortune in customers. 

It depends on the quality. Once I was invited out to dinner at a very nice place in Bangkok and pad Thai goong was 1,500 Baht per plate. It had 3 large grilled river prawns that were each the size of my foot! So yes, a Styrofoam box on the streets of Chiang Mai with one or two shrimp from a frozen bag from Makro could set you back 40 Baht. Maybe the pad thai on offer in the above-mentioned establishment at 195 Baht is somewhere in the middle?

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16 hours ago, moe666 said:

You guys are funny sorry to break it to you but this is still owned by Dave he is changing up for a different look. One of his long running supervisors will be running the show. She left a few years ago to open her own shop in Sansai, but gave it up. She was at the Dukes Phuket but that is now gone and Am will be running Fat Chows. Sorry boys no Chinese take over here. Funny

There is so much speculation and false information on these threads and also on FB about the Duke's. I spoke with Dave a few days ago. Not much has changed other than some re-branding. The COVID-19 situation was a killer on many Phuket restaurants including the Duke's.

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38 minutes ago, elektrified said:

 Not much has changed other than some re-branding. 

Western themed to Chinese is what I call a total make-over, not re-branding.

 

I suppose they will continue to serve pizzas but the toppings will be rice and chow mein. 

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On 6/6/2020 at 1:14 AM, moe666 said:

You guys are funny sorry to break it to you but this is still owned by Dave he is changing up for a different look. One of his long running supervisors will be running the show. She left a few years ago to open her own shop in Sansai, but gave it up. She was at the Dukes Phuket but that is now gone and Am will be running Fat Chows. Sorry boys no Chinese take over here. Funny

Surprised as I thought Dave sold off majority Duke shares to Thai owners back around 2015-2016

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The Duke's at Maya has printed new menus (with the same items) but raised the prices, by a fair whack. 

 

Leave it to the Thais; when business is bad, raise the prices -- that will get the money coming back in....   🙄

 

(expletive + ing different expletive + s)

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1 hour ago, theDukes said:

Only raised prices by 3%. We've had the same prices for 4 years. In this menu we included the VAT. Now prices on the menu are net prices. 

Don't you mean gross since it includes VAT?

 

And did you subsume the Service Charge into the menu price of the items leaving tipping an optional extra?

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3 hours ago, theDukes said:

The net price of a product or service is the actual price that customers pay for the product or service. It is the final number after trade discounts are subtracted from the list price.”


Gross or Net you get the idea. 

We only do service charge on large parties. Otherwise it is up to you and I’m guessing you’re a very generous person. 

Hmm, I expected a different answer from you!

 

"Gross: the Gross price is the price including VAT. Also called "inc VAT". Nett: the Nett price is the price excluding VAT. Also called "ex VAT" or "Net".

 

http://www.vatcalculatorplus.com/Calculate-VAT.html#:~:text=Gross%3A the Gross price is,VAT" or "Net".

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