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Date-suitable Chinese in San Gabriel/Rosemead?

Zanzibar May 5, 2007 02:27 PM

Can anyone recommend a place for dinner in San Gabriel/Rosemead that is relatively classy, quiet and relaxed? I've been to a couple places that had great food but were brightly-lit, loud and chaotic.

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  1. maybelle RE: Zanzibar May 5, 2007 03:23 PM

    How about Triumphal Palace on Main or Elite Restaurant on Atlantic? Both are good, nicely decorated, not so loud. I was just at Elite Restaurant a few weeks ago and really liked the Scallops with Mango (it's mixed with egg whites, but the menu doesn't say that).

    1. ipsedixit RE: Zanzibar May 5, 2007 09:22 PM

      Mission 261 or Lu Din Gee

      If you don't care about having authentic chinese food, you can also consider Plum Tree Inn in South Pasadena.

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        glutton RE: Zanzibar May 6, 2007 09:34 AM

        These things are highly sensitive to peoples' individual judgments about classy, romantic, etc., but I took a date for dinner to Din Tai Fung and had a very nice time. The pace was much slower than during the day and the food was excellent.

        1. Dr. Debs RE: Zanzibar May 6, 2007 09:38 AM

          How about Chang's Garden in Arcadia? It's nice inside, fairly quiet, good service, lots of couples and families, and on the small side. Great spicy beef in Chinese pancake, Szechuan rice cake, and other dishes.

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            WHills RE: Zanzibar May 6, 2007 11:36 AM

            Sea Harbour if you are willing to fork up the dough...

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