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Best Late Night Chinese In Monterey Park

echoparkdirt Jul 10, 2006 08:08 PM

After 10pm, pickings are slim. Any ideas?

  1. ipsedixit May 29, 2010 09:53 PM

    Assuming Monterey Park = Monterey Park and surrounding environs (e.g. San Gabriel, Alhambra, Rosemead, Arcadia, etc.)

    Hong Kong Kitchen
    Har Lam Kee
    Tasty Garden (Arcadia branch)
    Green Island
    China Bistro
    Old Country Cafe

    Tasty Garden
    1212 S Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007

    Old Country Cafe
    2 E Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91801

    Hong Kong Kitchen
    1121 N Pacific Ave, Glendale, CA 91202

    Har Lam Kee Restaurant
    150 E Garvey Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91755

    China Bistro
    8310 Valley Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770

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    1. re: ipsedixit
      Chandavkl May 29, 2010 10:09 PM

      Automap gone wild tags Hong Kong Kitchen somewhere in Glendale, which is a place neither of us would recommend. I'm guessing you're referring to the place next to Mei Long Village in San Gabriel, as opposed to the Hong Kong "fusion" place that took over from the Taiwanese beer joint near Dean Sin World in Monterey Park.

      Mei Long Village
      301 W Valley Blvd Ste 112, San Gabriel, CA 91776

      Dean Sin World
      306 N Garfield Ave # 2, Monterey Park, CA

      Hong Kong Kitchen
      1121 N Pacific Ave, Glendale, CA 91202

      1. re: Chandavkl
        ipsedixit May 29, 2010 10:11 PM


        Hong Kong Kitchen in San Gabriel.

    2. echoparkdirt May 29, 2010 09:26 PM

      any additional thoughts three years later? :)

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        Tmblweed Jan 4, 2007 04:10 PM

        I've always like to go to Kang Kang Food Court (In Chinese, it's called: Kang Kang Xiao Mei). Their "sheng qian bao" is awesome. I think it's around $5.50 for 8 of them.

        And they open until 1 or 2; later on the weekends.

        27 E Valley Blvd
        Alhambra, CA 91801
        (626) 308-3898

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          gsmoose Jan 4, 2007 03:49 PM

          There's a place in Alhambra at the intersection of Main St. and Garfield called Cha For Tea, which has tea/boba/coffee drinks as well as meal/snack dishes. It looks relatively new, and has a big banner in front saying it's open until 1AM every day. Haven't been there myself, but it always looks busy...

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          1. re: gsmoose
            AlwayzHungry Jan 25, 2007 02:49 PM

            They have free wireless and a good green tea with honey drink.

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            tissue Jul 20, 2006 11:57 PM

            MPV is the name. The address is 1412 S. Garfield Ave., Alhambra (626) 289-3018.

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            1. re: tissue
              mabziegurl Jan 26, 2007 04:18 PM

              I think there is another MPV on the corner of New and Valley. Its not fantastic, but good. Its family style eating, instead of a plate for yourself which is usually what's done at the cafes. I'd eat at MPV over the cafes late night anytime

            2. echoparkdirt Jul 19, 2006 01:37 AM

              Well, these places may be open late, but are they good? I went to JJ's Cafe on Garvey in Monterey Park and the food was terrible. Too many of the cafes open seem like "Denny's for Chinese People" Anyway, if anyone has any idea of a particular one in SGV that's really good and is open late, I'd appreciate it. Sorry if I sound snippy! This is starting to concern me....

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              1. re: echoparkdirt
                tissue Jul 19, 2006 01:40 AM

                These are not the Hong Kong style cafes that serve spaghetti with ketchup. I'm talking about seafood restaurants with a late night menu like MPV.

                1. re: tissue
                  echoparkdirt Jul 20, 2006 11:56 PM

                  What's MPV? Do you have a name or address? :)

                2. re: echoparkdirt
                  eikayatai Jan 4, 2007 06:37 AM

                  What did you have at JJ's Cafe? Their seafood and smelt roe fried rice is to die for, and so are their baked dishes. You should also try the lamb chops and a vanilla souffle for a surprisingly light dessert... I've had the toast and it was just average, but seriously, try some of my recommendations.

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                  tissue Jul 13, 2006 06:10 PM

                  A lot of seafood places are open. They usually have a specials menu that is a pretty good deal. All dishes, 4.95, 5.95, 6.95, etc.

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                    Chandavkl Jul 13, 2006 05:52 PM

                    Macau Street, the Macanese/Chinese restaurant at 429 W. Garvey in Monterey Park, opens until 1 am. Actually I suspect most all of the Hong Kong style cafes open that late, as do the Taiwanese cafes, some of which don't even open until 6 pm, as well as the boba parlors (most of which serve light meals). You could just probably drive up and down the main arteries of the San Gabriel valley and see a bunch of places still lighted up.

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                      Ernie Jul 13, 2006 04:39 AM

                      Noodle World in Alhambra is decent for late-night Asian food. They are open until 1 AM.

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                      1. re: Ernie
                        AlwayzHungry Jul 13, 2006 06:44 PM

                        I love the shaved ice at noodle world! They have lots of toppings and you can also get condensed milk and coconut milk added to your shaved ice. It's refreshing and delicious. :D

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                        rameniac Jul 13, 2006 03:41 AM

                        i have to say that these canto-diner type places are, as a rule, horrible. mon land hot pot in san gabriel is open 24 hours - something to keep in mind for sure!

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                          pinkshch Jul 13, 2006 12:02 AM

                          Also try:

                          Garden Cafe
                          (626) 289-1833
                          228 W Valley Blvd
                          Alhambra, CA 91801

                          Sorry, don't know the hours off-hand, but I know they are definitely open past 1 AM.

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                          1. re: pinkshch
                            wilafur Jul 13, 2006 05:23 PM

                            garden is definitely open late. i used to go there while at ucla to grab an eat at 2am during finals. then again that was years ago and they may have changed their hours since.

                          2. raytamsgv Jul 12, 2006 08:08 PM

                            Try the following Hong Kong-style cafes:

                            Regent Cafe
                            1411 S. Garfield Ave., Alhambra
                            They are open until 1 AM Sun - Thu and until 3 AM on Fridays and Saturdays.

                            Baccali Rotisserie
                            245 Valley Blvd., Alhambra
                            They are open until 1 AM Sun - Thu and until 2 AM on Fridays and Saturday.

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                              MisterYu Jul 10, 2006 09:29 PM

                              I recommend Old Country Cafe in Alhambra, just north of Monterey Park. They're at the southeast intersection of Garfield and Valley and they're open to midnight.

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