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Best Late Night Chinese In Monterey Park

After 10pm, pickings are slim. Any ideas?

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  1. 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.

    1. Try the following Hong Kong-style cafes:

      Regent Cafe
      1411 S. Garfield Ave., Alhambra
      626-289-9398
      They are open until 1 AM Sun - Thu and until 3 AM on Fridays and Saturdays.

      Baccali Rotisserie
      245 Valley Blvd., Alhambra
      626-293-3300
      They are open until 1 AM Sun - Thu and until 2 AM on Fridays and Saturday.

      1. 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

          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. 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!

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

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            1. re: Ernie

              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

            2. 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.

              1. 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.

                1. 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

                    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

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

                    2. re: echoparkdirt

                      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.

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

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                      1. re: tissue

                        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. 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

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

                        2. 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

                          1. any additional thoughts three years later? :)

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

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

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                              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

                                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.

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                                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