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Las Vegas Chinatown

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Seany D, Jun 18, 2015.

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  1. Seany D

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    So there's a shopping center on Spring Valley Road that calls itself Las Vegas Chinatown. I'm looking to branch out and explore new territories. I was thinking about stopping by for an affordable massage, a good lunch, and then perhaps another foot massage or pedicure for myself and my girlfriend.

    Anyone had any experience with the center? I'm staying at the Rio and would probably take a short cab ride there, then take the 203 bus back to the strip for the rest of my day. Good idea? Where's a good place to get a great massage for $50 or under? And great Chinese food for 7-8 bucks per entree?
     
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    I'd suggest you take the cab to this massage parlor called Angel Touch Foot Reflexology (702-248-3726). For $20, you get an hour massage (15 minute foot and 45 minute back). You keep all the clothes on. Do you go to the ones in chinatown because they charge twice as much and the massage isn't as good?

    Then, you can take the 203 bus down Spring Mountain Rd to Chinatown. Eat Taiwanese lunch (nothing great, just ok) and go into 99 Ranch Supermarket for some Asian snacks or drinks.
     
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    Actually IMHO there are a lot of strip malls in the area that contain places to eat and shop. The basic Chinatown is on spring mountain road but there are lots of places to stop off at. Not sure which place to get a massage. Beware, I thought the shopping complex was overrated and the prices at the restaurants in the complex were a little high.
     
  5. Seany D

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    Thanks for the feedback everyone. I think I'll skip the Spring Mountain Chinatown and visit the Angel Touch. I'm still open to more recommendations though please. For 20 bucks I'll be doing this a couple times.
     
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    Not exactly in Chinatown proper but Chang's has good dim sum. I've eaten there a few times. It's about a half mile north of the Orleans. Here's a review I posted a while ago.

    Chang's

    Not specifically what you asked for, but if you like Japanese Ramen and don't mind waiting a bit or sitting at the counter, Monta Ramen is excellent.
     
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    Is it worth visiting for food?
     
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    If you want decent Cantonese food at Chinatown prices, yes.

    I had a meal at Zine (Palazzo) that was double what I would have paid in Chinatown.

    For example. at Zine, a cup (1 person serving) of Hot & Sour soup was $8.50. That is about what you should expect to pay for a multi-serving bowl in Chinatown.

    However, you need to be a student of Yelp. Two places I like to go to in Chinatown are Kaba Curry (only open for dinner hours) and Swish Shabu Shabu downstairs (5115 Spring Mountain Road). My buddy and I ate at a Chinese restaurant late night on Spring Mountain, and it was like "what we're used to". We are both ABCs, (American Born Chinese) born and raised in San Francisco.

    IMHO, it all depends on what you mean by "visiting for the food". If you're looking to be "wowed" you'd probably have to go eat a specific dish at a specific restaurant. I go there because:

    1)It's life sustaining
    2)It's tasty
    3)It's cheap
     
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    looking for cheap and decent Chinese food,we just want to try going to places where we having been to yet.
     
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    Ping Pang Pong at the Gold Coast has good Cantonese food at reasonable (for a casino) prices.

    For LV Chinatown, I don't have that many recommendations. What kind of Chinese food do you eat? Cantonese, Fujian, Hunan, Shandong, or Szechuan? (Yeah, I know there are technically 8, but these are the only 5 that I've tasted.)
     
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    Just wanted to point out that the original post was about massage parlors and NOT restaurants. LOL
     
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    If it's about massage parlors, there no shortage of them. If you are discreet and respectful, most will offer a happy ending with a body massage. I don't have any direct experience with that, though.
     
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    I would just like to also point out that if you read the original post, he asks about lunch also. Lol
     
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    Is Ping Pang Pong really Cantonese? I think of Catonese as the typical lo mein crap we get in the corner Chinese restaurants in America. The food in China is a lot better than what is served in our typical Chinese take out joints. The two Chinese restaurants in Gold Coast are some of the best and most authentic Chinese restaurants I've seen in the States. I've never been to Guangdong but Ping Pang Pong's menu resembled the food I ate in Fuzhou, Chongqing, and Beijing. I'm headed to Taipei and Jinan, Shandong in a few weeks.
     
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    In that case ...
    Most of the time I go to Chinatown I do Vietnamese (Pho).
    I have done Chinese only twice.
    The first was Yunnan Garden. It was very good and VERY authentic http://www.yelp.com/biz/yunnan-garden-las-vegas They barely speak English but you can get your point across.
    The last time I went to Asian BBQ. It was also very good and authentic as well but on a different take. Great roast pork and duck http://www.yelp.com/biz/asian-bbq-and-noodles-las-vegas
     
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    If you want cheap and tasty. Check out Big Wong. I enjoy the chicken curry with roti, and ong choy best. But everything from the wings to the ribeye is a great value. The same shopping plaza is home to several other great restaurants and dessert spots - Raku is there too. If you want something similar to Raku, but cheaper and less crowded check out Inyo. They just might have my favorite wings, I'm hooked on the Thai variety.
     
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    Great suggestions everyone, thank you. Keep them coming.
     
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    While you're on Spring Valley, don't miss Ronald's Donuts - you won't be disappointed!
     
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