If you’re looking for a big group spot in Monterey Park where everybody will walk away happy, head to Alice’s Kitchen. This crowded Hong Kong-style cafe has a big front patio, long communal tables inside, and a menu with well over 100 different dishes on it. You could eat here every day for two months and not try everything, so for first-timers, we recommend sticking to the congee, hot pot, and fried noodle sections - and always get a few plates of pineapple buns for the table. Cash only.
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Beijing Pie House
Beijing Pie House in Monterey Park specializes in dumplings called Xian Bing, and they’re very tasty.
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Lunasia Chinese Cuisine
Lunasia’s Alhambra location serves the best dim sum in Los Angeles, and is always worth the hours-long wait.
Chin Chin is an aggressively mediocre Chinese restaurant with a total see and be seen crowd.
Woon is a casual Chinese spot in Historic Filipinotown that’s great for a quick lunch, a group dinner, and everything in between.
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Lao Xi Noodle House
Lao Xi Noodle House is a low-key Chinese spot in Arcadia that serves some of our favorite noodles in SGV.
Din Tai Fung Dumpling House #1
Din Tai Fung’s Arcadia location is just as popular as all the others - but you can get better dumplings (with a shorter wait) nearby.
Hai Di Lao Hot Pot
Hai Di Lao is an upscale hot pot restaurant in Arcadia that’s ideal for a fun group outing.
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