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jh75 Feb 21, 2008 09:05 AM

I need some ideas on good restaurants to try in West Plano. I'd prefer it to be family friendly (not fancy, but good). We just need some new places to eat out. I'd especially love to find a good chinese, vietnamese (pho), and thai place close.

We're partial to Covino's for Italian. We've found tons of burger/American places - Snuffers, The Counter, Red's, etc. So far, we've liked Luna de Nocha & Christina's for Mexican.

Bring on the suggestions!

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    planojim Feb 21, 2008 09:26 AM

    I've had several good Chinese meals at Joy Luck BBQ on the NE corner of Coit and Park.

    I've not been, but the Guide raved about Yao Fuzi a couple of months ago. It's between Coit and Preston off of Park.

    For Thai, I go to either Mango, Jasmine, or Samui when I'm in West Plano.

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      soulslinger Feb 21, 2008 12:44 PM

      Chinese - Central
      The best Chinese places are going to be in Central Plano along Coit Rd: Joy Luck BBQ (Cantonese), Mr Shabu Shabu (Taiwanese?), Sichuanese (Sichuan), First Chinese BBQ (Cantonese). Yao Fuzi - Park & Preston (Shanghainese)
      http://www.joyluckbbq.com/
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/491525 - Mr Shabu Shabu
      http://sichuaneserestaurant.com/greeting.aspx
      http://www.firstchinesebbq.com/
      http://www.yaofuzi.com/

      Chinese - East Side
      or close to Legacy & 75: New San Dor (Cantonese), Little Sichuan (Sichuan) and Umeko (Tawainese/Japanese
      )http://donnaaries.wordpress.com/2007/03/08/a-new-name-for-cantonese-cuisine-in-town-new-san-dor/
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/452778 - Little Sichuan

      Vietnamese
      I only know of a handful of Vietnamese places: Pho Mac - Independence & Parker, Pho Que Huong - 15th & Independence (wouldn't wish this place on my worst enemy), Pho Newbay (Preston-btwn McCallum & Frankford), Zander's House - 75 & Park....there is not really any places for Vietnamese in Plano.....try Garland (large population), Carrollton, Irving or Arlington (large population
      )http://www.allmenus.com/menus/44025/Mac
      http://www.zandershouse.com/

      Thai
      I have heard great things about Jasmine Thai - Spring Creek & Custer, Mango - Park & Preston, Samui - Legacy & Tollway

      http://www.restaurantrow.com/ShowPics.cfm?Type=Menu&nCode=822916&code=822916&Byte=u&Number=1&Ext=gif&Name=Thai%20Kitchen&Word=menu&Count=5&state=TX - Jasmine Thai menu
      http://mangoplano.com/mangomain.html - Same owners as Chow Thai/Chow Thai Pacific Rim
      http://www.mangoplano.com/pacificmain.html
      http://www.samuithai.com/

      1. irodguy Feb 21, 2008 01:33 PM

        I would go to Jasmine on Parker and Alma. It's been better lately than the one of Custer and Spring Creek. They are owned by the same family.

        First Chinese BBQ is always good.

        For a change of pace how about Korean at either ASSI market on Custer & Spring Creek the restaurant is in the super market or by May Chien super markert on Park & Coit the restaurant is to the side of the market. Just hook a left when you go in the door. A nice dress up Korean place is Naan in the same area as The Counter.

        Have you been to Aparicio's? http://www.guidelive.com/portal/page?_pageid=33,97400&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&item_id=24450 It's probably the best mexican Plano.

        Another good Mexican choice is El Norte
        http://www.guidelive.com/portal/page?_pageid=33,97400&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&item_id=2598

        And for dressdown Texmex at a really ..... good price
        El Pueblito http://www.guidelive.com/portal/page?_pageid=33,97400&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&item_id=2094. A family of four can dine there easily for $25 or less.

        I would also highly suggest Zorba the Greek http://www.guidelive.com/portal/page?...

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