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East-West Bistro - Pasadena

Jason1 Feb 13, 2007 06:18 AM

Has anyone eaten at this fairly new Chinese/pan-Asian restaurant in a strip mall on Rt. 2? The menu seems suspiciously like Jesse Wongs Asean bistro, and I was wondering if there was some connection. Their website is www.eastwestbistro.net. (There's no longer a seperate link area in this form).

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    gm_smith Feb 13, 2007 09:06 AM

    No, but I drive by with the same curiosity a few times a week. I'll be interested to see what others have to say.

    I have to admit, I miss Hunan Annapolis (the restaurant formerly in that place.) It was pretty decent food, and the owner was a little quirky, but nice.

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      bordeauxfan Feb 13, 2007 12:39 PM

      I think the owner just turned the place over to friends or family. I've been in there twice in the last six months, and the second time the older gentleman was there, working the door.

      I didn't like the food as much the second time. For pan-Asian, my choice is Lemongrass on West Street in Annapolis.

      1. biscuit Feb 13, 2007 07:35 PM

        I'd just like to know ANY good resto worth driving to Pasadena for, since it carries the same name as my birthplace in California. :)

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          Denise Feb 14, 2007 06:01 AM

          Not to hijack the conversation about the East-West Bistro, but I would suggest three places in Pasadena, all along Mountain Road:
          Lista's, wonderful southwest style food
          Bella Napoli, great Italian food, in a strip mall with a Food Lion grocery store on Mountain just east of Solley Road, and
          The Daily Scoop ice cream store, in another strip mall west of Edmond Raynor Blvd.

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            biscuit Feb 15, 2007 06:50 PM

            Thanks. I'll keep those in mind.

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              gm_smith Feb 20, 2007 10:31 AM

              I second the Daily Scoop! Some things are a little (ahem) interesting. But all in all, it's all homemade and quite good. I just have issues with some of the shocking colors they choose for their ice creams at times. I know the kids like it, but really, most of us don't need to eat all that artificial colors, nor do i need to be seen with day-glo pink Cotton Candy ice cream. :-)

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            alli123 Jun 7, 2007 12:49 PM

            I have eaten there several times! I really really like it. It's a breath of fresh air instead of eating the typical asian fare.

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