Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Chinatown and Little Tokyo

Buu Dien
642 N BROADWAY (213) 617-8355
Little banh mi shop with high quality sandwiches. Combination as always is reliable.

Empress Pavilion
988 N Hill St # 201, 213-617-9898
High end for Chinatown, the dim sum is very good here.

Kim Chuy
727 N Broadway Ste 103 - (213) 687-7215
Teochew noodles with magnificent assortment of fish cakes. A great noodle shop.

Mandarin Deli
727 N Broadway #109, Los Angeles, 213-623-6054
Handmade noodles, a subject that never loses fascination.

Philippe the Original
1001 N Alameda, 213 628 3781
French dip house of legend. A soggy sandwich that every temporary or permanent Angeleno must try.

AAA Dim Sum and BBQ
213.687.7333, 711 1/2 New High St
Cantonese barbecue shop with dim sum to go. Real cheap as always and good quality - you can eat here for about $3!!!

Mien Nghia
304 Ord St. Los Angeles. 213-680-2411
Teochew noodle, the beef satay is really great.

Pho Hoa
818 N Spring St, Los Angeles, 213 485-0074.
Good quality pho.

Saigon Sandwiches
828 N. Broadway, #1. Los Angeles. 213-625-8721
Banh mi and freshly squeezed cane juice. An excellent little shop.

Sam Woo (Chinatown)
727 North Broadway Los Angeles, ph: 213.680.7836
Reliable Cantonese fare with v. good barbecue shop.

Senor Fish
422 E. 1st St., 213-625-0566
Classic Mexican place with good fish tacos and better scallop burrito. Priced right and a local favourite.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

alas, mandarin deli is gone. replaced by a new place i have yet to try. let's have a moment of silence for the establishment that taught me to love scallion pancakes.

6:28 PM  
Anonymous Jerry Tsai said...

My favorite dim sum place is the popular CBS Seafood Restaurant, at the corner of Spring and Ord Streets (just uphill from Phillipe's).

I also like Golden City restaurant, on the street level by the same mall where Empress Pavilion resides, for Cantonese food. However, the quality there is somewhat uneven. We tend to get better food when 1) not too many people are there (i.e., restaurant is half-full or less) and 2) on the weekend.

Much appreciated your service is to us lurkers.

4:14 PM  
Blogger Simon said...

As of 072805, Mandarin Deli in Chinatown is still going strong. Perhaps "anonymous" refers to the Little Tokyo branch.

12:34 AM  
Anonymous nosh said...

I am always pleased with whatever I've ordered at Yang Chow, on Broadway a couple doors north of Alpine. Everyone orders the slippery shrimp. I like the hot wonton garlic soup, the eggplant with garlic sauce, and the special lamb w/ scallions. Need reservations for weekday lunch -- very popular for downtown courts. Parking in back or across street.

10:28 AM  
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try mayflower on spring. excellent crab and lobster.

2:30 PM  
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