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Any Good Restaurants in ALHAMBRA?

handycrafter77 Sep 15, 2007 02:11 PM

My Sister just moved to Alhambra from NY. She drives to Pasadena for outings. I live in Pasadena so I've been showing her around. So far she loves Souplantation, the one by Cost Co, but she's looking for some good places in the area. Like Italian, sushi and Thai places in the area. ANyone know of any good Alhambra spots. I go visit on Sundays and we've been trying out the neighborhood spots, but nothing has stood out so far.

  1. raytamsgv Sep 17, 2007 01:54 PM

    Why limit the search only to Alhambra? San Gabriel and Monterey Park are close by. Here are my reviews of some restaurants in the SGV: http://www.geocities.com/raytamsgv

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      bsquared2 Sep 16, 2007 08:54 AM

      I keep hearing about Bollini's Pizza. Tried to go there last night and traffic was too crazy on the 101. Was going to go there today but they are closed on Sunday.

      I'll second Fossellman's. Maybe grab a Boba at Lollicup on Valley Blvd. or a Banh Mi at Banh Mi Che Cali? That seems like a very "Alhambra" thing to do.

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        JeetJet Sep 15, 2007 11:02 PM

        This is what comes to mind for Alhambra to Pasadena

        Fosselman's Ice Cream Co.
        1824 W. Main St.
        Alhambra, CA 91801
        (626) 282-6533
        http://www.fosselmans.com/

        Genovese's Pizza (Must try the Lunch Specials --, Itallian Food)
        2900 W Main St
        Alhambra, CA 91801-1663
        (626) 289-5667
        Corner of Main St. And S. Palatine, Just East of Fremont

        Petrillo's Pizza Restaurant (Maybe the best pizza in LA – request thin crust)
        833 E Valley Blvd
        San Gabriel, CA 91776
        (626) 280-7332

        Tony's Pizza (Maybe the best pizza in L.A.)
        2555 Huntington Drive (NE Corner at Del Mar)
        San Marino, CA 91108
        (626) 793-4114

        Wahib's Middle East Restaurant & Bakery
        910 E Main St
        Alhambra, CA 91801-4134
        (626) 281-1006

        Lovebirds (great sandwiches made with quality breads and meats)
        10 S. First St.
        Alhambra, CA 91801
        (626) 281-9999
        http://www.lovebirdscafe.com/
        Mon-Fri: 6:00am- 6:00pm
        Sat: 6:00am - 4:00pm

        Shakas (Must try -- take the time and look at the menu, Bacon Fried Rice, Plate lunch, Real Shave ice)
        101 W. Main St. #C (Enter from First Street behind Starbucks Coffee)
        Alhambra, CA
        (626) 293-5520

        Julienne (Breakfast / lunch, Several types of French Toast with Pure Maple Syrup, $8.95, Tuna sandwich, $$)
        2651 Mission Street (½ block East of Los Robles)
        San Marino, California 91108
        (626) 441 2299
        http://www.juliennetogo.com/

        Pie 'n Burger (Breakfast & lunch, Pancakes, burgers & pie $$)
        913 E. California Blvd.
        Pasadena, CA 91106
        (626) 795-1123
        http://www.pienburger.com/

        Green Street Restaurant (Great Salads, Try the salad called, The Dianne, Sandwiches and dinner entrees)
        146 Shoppers Ln
        Pasadena, CA 91101
        (626) 577-7170
        http://www.greenstreetrestaurant.com/
        South of Green St. From So. Lake Ave. Green Street Restaurant is directly behind the Williams Sonoma store. From So. Lake Ave.Go East on Cordova St. ½ block then turn North (Left) on Shoppers Ln. Green Street Restaurant is located at the ground floor of the parking structure on the right.

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          bulavinaka Sep 15, 2007 03:51 PM

          Yazmin on Main for Malaysian

          Fosselman's on Main as well for just about everything that is ice cream

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            bsquared2 Sep 15, 2007 03:51 PM

            Alhambra, Monterey Park and the SGV is a food mecca. Some of the best Chinese food in the country is that area. A personal favorite Vietnamese place is Nem Nuong Kanh Hoa on Valley Blvd. I went there today and had Bun Bo Hue and Spring Rolls.

            Great grocery shopping at the 99 Ranch Markets in the area as well.

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              monkey Sep 15, 2007 03:47 PM

              Several come to mind,
              Wahib on Main for Lebanese food
              Shakas off main for Hawaiin
              Boiling Crab on Valley for cheap eat with your hands shrimp and crawfish
              Hop woo on main and garfield
              triumphal palace on Main next to library
              Ba le on valley for Vietnamese sandwichs
              Lee Kum Kee on Valley for vitnamese chinese cuisine
              jus tto name a few

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                benoswald Sep 15, 2007 02:49 PM

                Good Thai food on Valley:
                http://www.green-papaya.net/

                Note the Chang Beer is either $2 or $3 (!)

                1. ipsedixit Sep 15, 2007 02:23 PM

                  Toros Sushi
                  500 W. Main St.
                  Alhambra
                  (626) 281-6889

                  Briganti for Italian (South Pasadena). www.brigantisouthpas.com

                  Fosselman's for ice cream (Alhambra). www.fosselmans.com

                  1. SauceSupreme Sep 15, 2007 02:21 PM

                    Off the top of my head, I'll recommend Z Sushi.

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                    Z Sushi
                    1132 N Garfield Ave, Alhambra, CA 91801

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