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ISO family-style KID-FRIENDLY restaurant in SGV

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My niece is turning 4 on Thursday and we'd like to take her out for a family-style kid-friendly restaurant. We also have family members that are on a diet so there's gotta be some sort of good selections. There's a party of ten.

We're into American, Italian, and Japanese cuisine. The kid will eat things like cheeseburger, grilled cheese sandwich, udon (Japanese noodle), other kiddy stuff.

Got any suggestions in the San Gabriel Valley? Somewhere in the area of: Monterey Park, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Temple City, Arcadia, Pasadena is a consideration. Buffet might be considered, but considering there's old people that don't eat much - and not cheap on a week-night

We've outruled Denny's - too much of that. But any considerations would be nice. Any suggestions out there?

Thanks in advance.

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  1. To be honest, the choices of restaurants in SGV that are kid-friendly are pretty wide open. We almost always go as a family with at least an eight- and six-year old in tow, and have never felt out of place. But if you're looking for something that might be different and interesting to kids, you might try Bahooka Family Restaurant in Rosemead. I can't guarantee it will fit all of your criteria, but I think it comes close. My only concern is whether or not your niece might get spooked by the tikis. Some think they're cool, others freak out...

    http://www.geocities.com/bahookaresta...

    1. Perhaps some place in the Westfield Shopping Center in Arcadia? Kids love the double decker carousel.

      www.westfield.com/santaanita/dining