Located in the space that was once occupied by Smackwater Jacks for 30 years is Forbidden PALACE. It's certainly in the neighborhood of the old Forbidden City, only 4 doors down, but it's different ownership.
The food is excellent and the prices are reasonable. Lunch is less than $10. I had the Pork Fried Rice special with Egg Drop Soup, only $8. The menu has a wide arrange of regional Chinese dishes and some Americanized versions.
The service is good and the restaurant is well done. There's lots of royal red.
If you own or manage Forbidden City, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.