Any good Covina area restaurants?
My wife has started working in Covina, and I seem to end up visiting her there a few times a month (and we always seem to be hungry). Can anyone recommend some good non-chain restaurants in the Covina / West Covina / Azusa / East Valley area? I know it's a broad question - sorry - but we're just looking for a place to eat under fifteen bucks a plate that's not Applebee's or the Sizzler. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Try Taste of Texas on Azusa, which has the only remotely authentic Tex-Mex in L.A.; Gallo Pinto, also on Azusa, which is the best Nicaraguan restaurant in L.A.; Edward's Steakhouse in West Covina, which doesn't suck; or Green Fields in Covina, which is a humungous branch of the Queens Brazilian barbecue place.
There used to a be a few good Indonesian places in the area, but my favorites seem to have disappeared. Let los chowhounds know if you find anything.
A couple of good Chinese seafood restaurants are House of Louie, 128 N. Grand in West Covina (immediately off the 10 fwy) and Town Sent, 1069 San Bernardino Road in Covina.
One of the best authentic sushi places in L.A. is in Covina. It's a small place in a non descript strip mall called Hayakawa. The sushi is exquisite, the selection is expansive and the prices are very reasonable for the quality.