The second location of the popular - and truly excellent - dim sum spot from Alhambra, Lunasia has a big modern space right on Colorado Blvd. You order on a paper notepad, so you’ll absolutely get carried away and end up with a couple extra boxes of dumplings to bring home. Which is a very good thing, because this is some of the best Chinese food in LA. Our favorites are the jumbo shrimp har-gow dumplings, and the shrimp and spinach dumplings, which are light and fresh.
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Shandong Dumplings in Pasadena serves good noodle dishes, a few great dumplings, and a fantastic scallion pancake.
Fishwives in Pasadena is serving a lot of fish, but you should stick to the crab rolls if you’re in the area.
Maestro is a modern Mexican joint in Pasadena with a menu that’s so full of delicious dishes it’ll give you Übermenufreude.
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Alice’s Kitchen is an HK-style cafe in Monterey Park with good food and a great space for big groups.
Chinese Friends Restaurant
Chinese Friends is a no-frills restaurant on Broadway that serves Chinese-American fare and has no affiliations with NBC (that we know of).
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This third location of Sichuan Impression in West LA has the same great Chinese food as the original, with a bigger space.
Din Tai Fung
We wouldn’t want to live at the Americana Glendale, but we’ll gladly stop in for some excellent soup dumplings at Din Tai Fung.
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