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Nov 6, 2007 02:50 PM

ISO Chinese take-out in the Mid-Wilshire/Koreatown area

I know the hounds say to go east to the SGV for Chinese but if you need quick takeout in the Mid-Wilshire/Koreatown area, are there any spots that you've enjoyed?

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  1. The only Chinese restaurants I can think of in the area are Korean style, which is something I'm not particularly fond of except for the Jia Jiang Mein, and which differs from what most non-Koreans (either Chinese or non-Chinese) think of as Chinese food. Also, many of these restaurants are quite pricey to boot.

    1. There is a Chinese Bar-B-Que on Melrose west of Normandie. I haven't eaten there, but I have eaten at the place with the same name (related?) in N. Hollywood that is pretty good. Maybe other Chow-ders can supply more info on quality and whether it's still there.

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      1. re: hpcat

        That's BBQ Unlimited and it's quite good. I'm not sure if that's Koreatown/Mid Wilshire, though.

        1. re: hpcat

          That's BBQ Unlimited and it is quite good--best Chinese restaurant between Chinatown and the westside. Not sure if it qualifies as Mid Wilshire/Koreatown, though.

        2. I think its called Chyn King. Its on 3rd street near La Brea. I really enjoy this place. They have really tasty hot and sour soup, their vegetable dishes are very fresh, and they have healthy items on the menu. They deliver too but I always order take out. they also have steamed fish with soy sauce. So good!

          Warning- Stay away from the pad thai. Then again, its my fault for ordering pad thai at a Chinese restaurant.

          Chyn King
          5770 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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          1. re: kek is khmer

            Nope, different place. The one I'm referring to is east of Western and closer to Koreatown, although any suggestion for Chinese food is always appreciated.

            1. re: hpcat

              Oh sorry, I was trying to recall the name of Chyn King not the Chinese BBQ place.

          2. A little west: Hunan Taste on Olympic and San Vicente.

            1. Second Hunan Taste, great food and they will make what you want.