December 10, 2022

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Lido Chinese Restaurant to close after 30 years in OKC Asian District

Lido Asian Cuisine will close next week after 30 years in business in Oklahoma City's Asian District.

The rumors are true: Lido Chinese Restaurant, 2518 Military Dr., will close next week when March ends. 

Much to the chagrin of my esteemed colleague Steve Lackmeyer, the 30-year-old restaurant that helped build the Asian District as we know it today is packing up its wonton soup, it’s claypots and vermicelli bowls and calling it a career.

Since December, rumors have swirled around social media about the future of the restaurant. Owner Eric Ly spoke with me briefly last week and confirmed he planned to close at month’s end.

“It’s time,” he said. “Thirty years is a long time.”

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