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Mar 18, 2009 04:52 PM

Old Style Chinese in San Fernando Valley?

Does anyone have recommendations for a solid old-style Chinese restaurant in San Fernando Valley? The places I have tried have stunk! Help needed.

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  1. We have been happy with the food at A&W Seafood restaurant on Reseda Blvd. out near CSUN.

    A & W Seafood Restaurant
    9306 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324

    1. I am not sure what old style Chinese is but have you tried Sam Woo's on Sepuveda and Victory? Its next to 99 Ranch. i get positive feedback from the Chinese homeboys on its food. Bring cash. They do not accept plastic.

      1. Do you mean 50s or 60s style Chinese? While A & W and Sam Woo are pretty good for the Valley they're not out of that era. For that you'd need a restaurant with a long operating history since today's Chinese immigrant restauranteurs are totally unfamiliar with the old style Cantonese-American food. One possibility might be New Moon which has branches in Glendale and Valencia. While they have not been in continuous operation, the original New Moon goes back to the 1940s or 1950s and they still may be using some of their original recipes.

        1. I recommend Mandarin King on Devonshire a block or less west of Balboa. Old school, great food, very reasonable prices, and you can get food prepared to your order even if not on the menu.

          I have been going there for years and never have been disappointed.

          1. My family likes Pagoda Inn. It's in the Whole Foods shopping center on the south-east corner of Rinaldi and Tampa. One other place we like is Yang Chow, especially their Slippery Shrimp. It's on Topanga near the mall in Canoga Park.