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May 7, 2008 03:22 PM

Goodbye Dinner for 6+ in SGV/Los Angeles Area

One of my friends is leaving soon to go to school in New York so we wanted to have a nice dinner for her before she leaves. I'm not sure how big our party is going to be but I know there will be at least 6 of us. I was hoping to get some recommendations for a nice restaurant that's not too pricey in the SGV or nearby Los Angeles area. Some ideas that were put out were La Luna Negra, Crepevine, and Azeen's in Old Town Pasadena and La Parisenne in Monrovia. Thank you in advance for all your suggestions!

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  1. How about Mojitos in Pasadena?

    If you want to do wine and jazz, Red White & Bluezz would be fun.

    1. Hey crystaw,

      One other thing to consider is what kind of food she'll be missing once she leaves LA. Given that, I thought Azeen's was good, as well as Tibet Nepal House (Pasadena), or go all out with some live Seafood done HK/Cantonese style or Vietnamese style like Elite, Sea Harbour or Newport Seafood.

      Or there's also Shin Sen Gumi Yakitori & Shabu Shabu (Monterey Park). I've also heard good things about La Parisienne as well.

      Tibet Nepal House
      36 E. Holly Street, Pasadena, CA 91103

      Azeen's Afghani Restaurant
      110 E Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103

      Elite Restaurant
      700 S Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754

      Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant
      3939 N. Rosemead Blvd., Rosemead, CA 91770, USA

      Shin Sen Gumi Yakitori-Shabu Shabu
      111 N Atlantic Blvd 248, Monterey Park, CA 91754

      1. I guess it depends on what you mean by not too pricey.

        Crepevine is a good choice.

        Shinshingemi is good also, but it will cost around $30 per person if you order only yakitoris and eat more than a few sticks.

        Elite and Sea Harbour may get pricey, especially if you get any kind of live seafood.

        1. La Parisenne has been replaced by a restaurant called "3 C's" or something similar. If you want Cantonese, I'd recommend Empress Harbor or Elite in Monterey Park.