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Dec 8, 2006 04:34 PM

Going to the Cerritos Center - Where to Eat?


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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  1. 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

      Renu Nakorn is worth the drive from there.

      1. re: BearCity

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

        1. re: notmartha


          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.

    2. Try "Surati Farsan" good nosh and snacks.

      1. 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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        1. re: silvana

          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

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

            1. re: ml22

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

          2. 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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            1. re: elmomonster

              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.

              1. re: mikiesmom

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

            2. 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.