Category Archives: Restaurants

The Dumpling House – Arcadia

First off… this is no Din Tai Fung.  It’s a hole-in-the-wall dumpling house with mediocre dumpling but they do serve the best beef rolls!  It’s a perfectly fried onion pancake filled with thinly sliced five-spice beef and green onions rolled up into a burrito and sliced into rolls.  Mmmmmm.  It’s the one item to come for. ...

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Newport Landing – Newport Beach

What can I say… this is one of those places where you stop and rest your feet after a long day on the boardwalk.  It’s got a nice view of the water and offers mediocre food.  Pricey for what it is but you’re on the water so it’s expected.  I don’t think I even finished...

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Sunnin Lebanese Cafe – Westwood

Yum.  This is a good lunch spot… the food and service were pretty good as well.  Keep in mind that I have very little experience with Lebanese cuisine so Ican’t speak to its authenticity.  I got the special which isn’t on the menu nor do they really mention it… but a woman sitting next to us...

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El Taco Nazo – La Habra

My brother and the Matador had visited Taco Nazo some time before I eventually did.  They loved it.  They raved about it… and even dreamed about it.  Must be some place, I thought.  Being me and loving variety, we ordered an eyeful from the menu… fish-battered tacos, shrimp-battered tacos, shrimp ceviche, beef taquitos, and other...

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Ong Go Jib – Rowland Heights

Soot Bull Jeep.  It’s not a car, it’s a Korean BBQ restaurant.  This post is NOT about SBJ, sadly.  It’s about Ong Go Jib, a poor man’s SBJ.  Ong Go Jib happens to be in our neck of the woods, the second K-Town.  This is where we go to get our fill for Korean BBQ.  It’s...

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Granville Cafe – Burbank

Two words… horrible service.  So what if your food is good?!  There’s more to a restaurant than what’s on its menu.  Don’t get me wrong… I’ll put up with a little bit of attitude from tired and overworked waiters and waitresses, but this place is just plainly rude.  Our waiter huffed and puffed at us,...

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Lucky Boy Drive-In Restaurant – Pasadena

So hungry that you can eat a small child?  Well head on over to Lucky Boy Burgers ( or Lucky Boy Drive-In Restaurant if you can say a mouthful).  The Matador and I head out this way just for their breakfast burritos which comes in the size of a toddler.  Maybe just a tad smaller. ...

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Sushi Central – Los Angeles

You can’t really compare Sushi Central to the likes of Hiko or Nozawa.  Sure, it’s in an unassuming strip mall.  Yes, they have a chef’s special (omakase)… but the grade of sushi can never rise up to the greats.  This isn’t to say that Sushi Central doesn’t offer good food for its price.  They offer...

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Thien An Vietnamese Restaurant – Rosemead

Oh Thien An, Thien An!  Why can’t you guys get your acts together?!  You’d probably get more customers if you weren’t so horrible with your service!  Look, don’t get me wrong.  I think the baked fish is really good though not in the same ball park as Phong Dinh.  The seven beef courses wasn’t bad...

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Niko Niko Sushi – Rowland Heights

Niko Niko has a huge array of sushi rolls and teriyaki combos, most of which are decent if you’re looking for more of a westernized sushi joint.  Most if not all of their rolls seem to have imitation crab in them.  I can safely say they have more imitation crab than rice in their rolls. ...

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