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Favorite Chinatown restaurants?

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by gguerra, Apr 26, 2013.

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  1. gguerra

    gguerra Low-Roller

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    I am a big fan of Asian cuisine and will be renting a car on my next trip and will definitely be visiting Chinatown. I'm into spicy stir fries, noodles, Pad Thai, Vietnamese Pho, Ramen, meats like Roast/BBQ Pork, Duck etc.

    Any recommendations for Chinatown restaurants?

    Chinese?, Vietnamese?, Japanese?, Korean?

    Any suggestions would be helpful, thanks. I did check out Yelp but it is confusing and reviews are mixed.
     
  2. Max2589

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    Your "not into" most of the good stuff.

    Lotus of Siam is some killer Thai.
     
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    My favorite Vietnamese restaurant is not on Spring Mountain, but you can get there with a car... Viet Bistro. Pho Kim Long is a good Vietnamese restaurant on Spring Mountain, and it's open late. Ichiza is good, and also open late. It's a Japanese izakaya (pub). Raku is similar, more upscale, more approachable and more expensive. Monta is a fantastic little ramen house. For Thai your best bets are off Spring Mountain - Lotus of Siam and Le Thai. For a tasty adventure, check out Komex Fusion Express. It's not on Spring Mountain either, but it's worth a trip. They make delicious Mexican-Korean fusion. The bulgogi nachos ae amazing!
     
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    I've been to a lot, but these stand out.

    Monta Ramen
    Big Wong
    Raku - sort of high end
    Cathay House - authentic--go for duck bao and they will cut at your table

    J&J Szechuan

    Taiwan Deli - authentic
    China Mama - authentic

    Cravin' Cajun

    Wife likes Ichiza

    For Thai, I liked a place called Archis Thai

    Really, just explore.
     
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    Thanks schwaiguy, there's a couple there I need to try.
     
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    I thought I had it covered. What is the good stuff? Lol

    Thanks for the replies I guess I will have to explore.. All those suggestions sound good.
     
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    pics

    here are some pics from monta ramen
     

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    Here's J&J

    Some Szechuan can be overkill!
     

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    Try Jones Eastern European Market next to 168 supermarket. Some interesting stuff, including a kielbassa meant to be sliced and looked like Canadian Bacon. They sold this to me as a pierogi--a little different from what I was expecting.

    Also, Roku is next to Monta Ramen. (No pictures) Tight and a little expensive. But the pig ear yakitori with hot suace was great. If you go here try to make it a point to use the Asian toilet! I spilt a beer on a UFC fighter here once. It might have been the guy who fought against Gilbert Melendez last week.
     

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    Good choices have already been mentioned. I also think Archi's Thai has the best pad thai around. It's a bit further out, but I'm also a big fan of Surang's Thai. And if you dig spicy, I highly recommend Pan Asian. For pho, I like Da Lat. Big Wong has such tasty cheap eats, it's a great lunch spot.
     
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    They all sound so good. I am there only a few days and may make two trips at most.

    Trying to narrow down to a few choices

    Chinese
    J&J Szechuan
    Yun Nan Garden (This place has better reviews than J&J)
    or Pan Asian ?

    Ramen
    Monta Ramen
    Roku (Expensive)

    Vietnamese Pho
    Viet Bistro
    Da Lat

    Thai
    Archi's Thai Kitchen (On Flamingo)
    Surang's Thai Kitchen (Kind of far)
     
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    Actually, guys, I'm hooked on Pho Kim Long. I trained in vegas and was going there 3 or 4 times per week. The food is great, and let's just say the scenery and atmosphere are even better.

    Cafe Da Lat is cool, too. I went there with a Groupon. There fried rice has HUGE chunks of meat on it.

    In these Vietnamese places, I started eating eggrolls, wrapped in lettuce, with mint and sweet and sour sauce.

    schwaiguy
     
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    Some pics.

    Dalat fried rice and PHO kim long.
     

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    Swhwain, have you tried Lee's Sandwiches? I have a Vietnamese friend who swears by it but I have not yet given it a try.
     
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    Thanks for all these suggestions. I've had Monta Ramen bookmarked as a place to hit for a long time but never have a car. The one time I did I completely forgot.

    Any of you know a place that makes a good bak kut teh? I've been fiending for it since moving back from Asia. It was my favorite late night grub.
     
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