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Nov 29, 2007 09:13 PM

Any good Chinese restaurants in SF. Valley?

tried A&W's on reseda AND on san fernando. they don't rock my world.
i love dim sum, but are these two my only choices here in the valley?
just want some good chinese food already!

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  1. Sorry, the answer is no. Dim sum at A&W is awful. Suck it up and drive to the San Gabriel Valley. It's worth the drive.

    The only places that I might remotely consider eating Chinese food at in the Valley are Sam Woo and sometimes Hong Kong Seafood in Woodland Hills but only when I'm pretty desperate.

    There are a bunch of non-authentic stuff (i.e. sweet and sour pork and slippery shrimp) with "fusion" dishes, but no authentic stuff.

    1. I like Mandarin Deli for their spicy beef noodle soup, scallion pancakes etc.

      Mandarin Deli
      9305 Reseda Blvd.
      Northridge, CA 91324

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      1. re: sel

        Yes, I forgot. Mandarin Deli is pretty decent but still not as good as the SGV stuff. However, no dim sum here.

        1. re: sel

          haven't tried mandarin deli, but i've passed by it many times. anything else good here?

          1. re: fatnoodles

            Beef noodle soup, scallion pancakes and potstickers are the must gets.

            1. re: fatnoodles

              Mandarin Deli is good for the Beef noodle soup, scallion pancakes and potstickers as WHills said, but there really isnt ANYTHING else in the SFV , I can make my usual trek to Mei Long Village in the SGV in about 20 mins from Mission Hills. it is worth the drive trust me.

          2. No Dim Sum besides A&W.

            Edible chinese can be had in some dishes at Yang Chow, lots of the Dishes at Vegetarian Delight, Some dishes at Hong Kong 88 and Sushi (very odd, I know) , Sam Woo BBQ The 99 Ranch amarkt cold shelves and Deli and that's about it.

            1. BBQ Unlimited on Sherman Way near Coldwater (in same center as Sanamluang and Bangluck Market). I used to live on the duck noodle won ton soup. Food is decent. I haven't eaten there in awhile, but it was always pretty consistent and the most authentic place in the valley, IMHO.

              1. Did you go to the one on Reseda and Prairie or on Reseda and Sherman Way? The one on Prairie is bigger, and has higher turnover I think.

                What kind of chinese food (region, dishes) are you looking for? What restaurants do you like? That might give us a better idea of what you're looking for.

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                1. re: boogiebaby

                  prairie. it's dirty...

                  i like mandarin and schezwan. when i used to live in the westside, we went to Hop Li's quite a bit. looking for equivalent or even settle 4 slightly less tasty.

                  1. re: fatnoodles

                    Real Chinese places are seldom sparkling clean.

                    Yang Chow (the one in the Valley is better than the one in Chinatown, but they're really only known for their slippery shrimp and their vegetables).

                    BBQ Unlimited has a very limited selection of dim sum.

                    Honestly, if you're east of the 405, it's a quick drive to the SGV for much, much better food.

                    1. re: Das Ubergeek

                      thanks! will have to try the slippery shrimp at Yang Chow.