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Dec 10, 2008 11:20 PM

Good restaurants with great deals in tough times?

Looking for some good deals with the wallet getting thinner.
Tacos Baja has always had a great deal with their 99 cent fish taco Wednesdays. They just opened a third branch in Glendora and now am going there every Wednesday for lunch.
TAPS Brewery in Fullerton now has a $25 prix fixe menu that includes a glass of their award-winning beer, an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert.
O Dae San has prime kal bi and bulgogi for $16.99 (40% off regular price)
Are there any others out there that you know of?

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      1. It depends on what you are looking for. Are you looking for cheap but filling? Full-service? Fast food? Chinese? Vietnamese? Italian? etc.

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        1. re: raytamsgv

          Looking for anything that's good and filling, whether lowbrow or upscale
          from the casual mom-and-pop feel of Banh Cuon Tay Ho to Maison Akira.

          1. re: nomo_fan

            There are a lot of affordable Chinese restaurants in the SGV, and many of them have lunch specials, too. For example, at Tasty Garden (Hong Kong/Cantonese food) in Arcadia, they average around $6. It's hard to make recommendations because there are a lot of cheap places. Vietnamese restaurants are generally very affordable as well, such as Bahn Mi Che Cali or Golden Deli. Here's some more info that I've compiled:


            1. re: raytamsgv

              Thanks, Ray. I'm actually looking for something different that what you've suggested. I do go to Banh Mi che Cali for their banh cuon, and I enjoy Vietnam House more than Golden Deli. If I go to Tasty Garden, what do I order?

              1. re: nomo_fan

                They have lots of good items there. I like the beef stew in noodle soup (the wide, flat rice noodles). It's a comfort food for me. I also like the Hong Kong style waffle. Those are good with condensed milk, but you need to ask them for it. The dried scallops and egg white fried rice is also good.

              2. re: raytamsgv

                Agreed on the Vietnamese point. I just had a great, fulfilling, delicious meal over at Pho 999 in Van Nuys. $6.75 for a beautiful bowl of bun thit nuong with egg rolls (picture attached). $6.75!!!

                1. re: Queequeg

                  6.75 is kinda pricey for bun thit nuong? At Golden Deli it was like $5.25?


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            1. I posted yesterday about the sushi happy hour deals at Hirosuke in Encino: