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pink_superstar Jan 18, 2007 10:20 PM

Help! I have moved to Alhambra and need good recommendations for places to eat!

So far i have Ricks, and Tops....

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  1. Das Ubergeek RE: pink_superstar Jan 18, 2007 10:21 PM

    Well, let's start off and divide into Chinese, and Other... :-P

    1. ipsedixit RE: pink_superstar Jan 18, 2007 10:32 PM

      Check out fellow chowhound raytamsgv's website for a pretty comprehensive review of places to eat in the SGV -- covers more than Alhambra, but a good starting point.


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        rs0916 RE: pink_superstar Jan 18, 2007 11:10 PM

        Angelo's Italian Restaurant
        1540 W. Valley Blvd., Alhambra

        Great pizza!

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          WHills RE: pink_superstar Jan 19, 2007 03:53 AM

          Savoy on Valley Blvd east of Garfield has great hainan chicken rice, pastas, good roasted chicken salad, and curry.

          Garden Cafe on Valley west of Garfield for good Hong Kong style food.

          Baccarret Chicken for good roasted chicken.

          1. monkuboy RE: pink_superstar Jan 19, 2007 04:15 AM

            If Rick's and Tops are the kind of style of food you like, then try The Hat at the northwest corner of Garfield and Valley Blvd. They're known for their pastrami dip sandwiches as well as overwhelming orders of fries and onion rings.

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              kiwonyoon RE: pink_superstar Jan 19, 2007 05:38 AM

              Welcome to Alhambra! I'm a resident myself. We can probably help you out better if you could tell us about your preferences, past favorites from your previous hometowns, etc.

              My favorites near the downtown Alhambra area are:

              * Triumphal Palace (Main & 5th) - One of the best dim sum in town.

              * Indo Kitchen (Main & 4th) - Very good hole-in-the-wall Indonesian place. Not many places can wow you with chicken sate.

              * Wahib's Middle East (Main & Grenada) - Large Lebanese sit-down restaurant. Pricier than your everyday kebab joints, but well worth it.

              So much more!

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                pink_superstar RE: kiwonyoon Jan 26, 2007 11:02 PM

                I used to live in Los Feliz, so its not so far. But i am open to all foods, and like low key diners as well as ethinc gems.

                I will def try the dim sum!!

              2. WildSwede RE: pink_superstar Jan 19, 2007 04:42 PM

                Agree on Wahibs.

                Pho 79 on Garfield, just south of Main serves my favorite Pho. Along with many other Vietnamese offerings. On Valley and 6th or 7th there is another Vietnamese restaurant that blows the top off all the others for their Spring Rolls (its the dipping sauce and the green onions sticking out). They also serve Boba.

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                  pink_superstar RE: pink_superstar Jan 26, 2007 10:59 PM

                  Thank you guys soo much for your recommendations. I am sorry i have replied so late! It hads been a long itme sonce i have had internet. Thank you for your input!

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                    kiwonyoon RE: pink_superstar Jan 27, 2007 11:28 AM

                    Hey there, this recent thread also had some up-to-date info on people's favorites in the San Gabriel area:


                    Let us know how your restaurant visits turn out. Happy eating.

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