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Going to the Cerritos Center - Where to Eat?

Michelle Dec 8, 2006 04:34 PM


We're going to a show at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. We've been there once before, but don't really know the area. From what I recall, the immediate area around the Cerritos Center seems to be an industrial park, we didn't really see any restaurants around there. So, this time we're looking for recs for a place to have dinner before the show. Any type of food is fine, except really spicy. Thanks, 'hounds!

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    peztastic Dec 10, 2006 03:46 AM

    I second the recs for Indian food -- there are a bunch of great places down Pioneer Blvd. in Artesia. Also, Gilmok is a failsafe Korean restaurant on the corner of South St. and Gridley.

    1. elmomonster Dec 8, 2006 11:23 PM

      There a lot of Filipino places in the area if you are interested in that cuisine. A few that comes to mind:

      Salo Salo Grill

      The list above are ranked in order of fanciest to not.

      Also Ten Ten Seafood is pretty good for Chinese. It's in Artesia though:

      For some photos and a review of Ten Ten, click below:

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        mikiesmom Dec 9, 2006 04:58 AM

        Is Ten Ten still the name of that restaurant? I thought they changed owners/name a few years ago. I haven't eaten there in a while, but the food was excellent. Although everyone I knew, who'd been there agreed the help was rude, consistently rude.

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          arisu Dec 10, 2006 05:52 AM

          The name is still Ten Ten. I frequent their 9:30 pm late night dining specials :)

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        silvana Dec 8, 2006 07:17 PM

        You have Mimi’s Café, TGIF, Macaroni Grill, Wood Ranch, and Arte Café across the street from there, I know they are chains but you might enjoy them. A little further out but still close, you have Aroma’s in La Palma. They serve Italian; I really enjoy going there for lunch.

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          notmartha Dec 8, 2006 08:11 PM

          Agree - mostly chains restaurants. There's also some independent restaurants (one french-californian?) at the plaza with the theatre, along with the usual chain fast food joints at Rubio's.

          We ended up at the Rubio's last time as we were running really late and by the time the traffic was done with me I was ready to throw up.

          We were going to go to Wood Ranch - I do like their BBQ tri tip (only thing I'll order there though).

          1. re: silvana
            ml22 Dec 8, 2006 08:25 PM

            Best chain resto there is BJ's brewery. OOOhhh that pizookie!!!!

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              notmartha Dec 8, 2006 09:58 PM

              Only if you like deep dish style pizza. Not a fan - but everyone has different tastes.

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            Gormand Dec 8, 2006 04:58 PM

            Try "Surati Farsan" good nosh and snacks.

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              glutton Dec 8, 2006 04:47 PM

              I would go to Artesia and feast on some Indian food beforehand. You might struggle to stay awake during the show, but it would be worth it.

              Alternately, you could check out Renu Nakorn, which is a great Thai restaurant on Rosecrans, near the 5.

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              1. re: glutton
                BearCity Dec 9, 2006 01:56 AM

                Renu Nakorn is worth the drive from there.

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                  notmartha Dec 9, 2006 05:16 AM

                  Saw from another thread that it's closed for remodeling until February. Better call to double check...

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                    Michelle Dec 9, 2006 09:11 PM


                    Thanks for the tip! We had decided to go to Renu Nakorn, but based upon your post, I gave them a call. The recorded message says that yes, they are currently closed for remodeling. We'll give the chains across the street from the theater a try - do like Wood Ranch, actually! Thanks for all the tips everyone.

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