Open since 1977, Yang Chow is a classic Chinatown restaurant known for dishes like garlic eggplant, cold sesame noodles, and its famous slippery shrimp - an original dish consisting of deep fried shrimp in a ginger-vinegar sauce. They also have locations in Pasadena and Canoga Park. Call (213) 625-0811 for takeout.
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