late dinner tomorrow night in chinatown
Hi, we're coming from la and are hoping to find a good place to eat that stays open until 9pm or so. We like everything and definitely don't require a nice ambiance. I see alot on this boar!d about dim sum but, since we'll be a late dinner, that won't apply. So, I'm all ears. Thanks in advance for your recommendations!
I second Great Eastern. Nice, clean atmosphere & good service. Went this summer with my sister & family for dim sum and ordered a bunch of items based on CH research. They were all good AND reasonably priced. My younger daughter & I are allergic to shellfish so I felt the menu was limited for us but what we did order, we enjoyed (especially the beef in rice noodle). My sister & older daughter said their shrimp dishes were delicious. We ordered a veg. fried rice from the main menu & we enjoyed that too...not greasy like in many places.
I went out to dinner with my fam last week. We attempted to go to R & G Lounge but with a group of 6, the wait was 1.5 hours. Walked over to Great Eastern and were seated right away upstairs even though it was also very busy. I believe Great Eastern serves until midnight or 1am. Everything was very fresh and the crab we had was great. Service was better than the usual Chinese places and they swapped out our plates for new ones half way through the meal. My only complaint is that they didn't bring towels or finger bowls with the crab. I imagine the wait for 2 wouldn't be bad at either place.
R & G Lounge stays open until 9:30, usually the go to place in Chinatown, nice ambiance (very nice upstairs). Most things are very good...do a search.
If ambiance isn't an issue, there's Yuet Lee (open until 3 a.m.) known for seafood. Hole-in-the-wall-ish but very good rep. Use to be a place where chefs hung out, but haven't been there for a long time.
Hing Lung, a little ways down from Yuet Lee is good as well, for more down home things like congee/jook and chow fun, etc...little ambiance but newer construction.