As the name suggests, a meal at Noodles 101 Express isn’t a long affair. Despite being full service, you can easily get in and out of this stripmall spot in under a half hour. Your order here is the beef roll, which is essentially a fried pancake wrapped around slices of beef, cilantro, and a bean sauce. And if this sounds like a little thing that won’t fill you up, know that two people might struggle to take this down. Cash only
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Pho Orchid is a casual spot in a stripmall in Alhambra, and if you can wait out the lunch rush, you’ll be rewarded with incredible kobe beef pho.
Borneo Kalimantan Cuisine
Borneo Kalimantan Cuisine is an excellent Indonesian/Singaporean restaurant in Alhambra that’s ideal for groups.
Chengdu Taste serves some incredibly spicy food, but this Szechuan spot is one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles.
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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.
Alice’s Kitchen is an HK-style cafe in Monterey Park with good food and a great space for big groups.
Newport Seafood is an upscale SGV classic where you should be ordering the whole lobster.
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Bistro Na’s is a fancy restaurant in Temple City doing Imperial Chinese food, which means it’s perfect for a special occasion meal.
Capital Seafood is a great dim sum restaurant in Beverly Hills that could save you a trip to the San Gabriel Valley.
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