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Jun 1, 2009 04:31 PM

Excellent Take Out Chinese Near Silver Lake?

Definitely need a GO-TO spot close. Suggestions?

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  1. Nada. You're out of luck. You'll have to go to Chinatown.

    1. there is none. a couple ones in chinatown are acceptable, if that's close enough.

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      1. re: echoparkdirt

        It is a bummer...atwater definitely needs a spot. We have all the Pho/NeuPho (did I just coin that or what?!) we can handle in silver lake and/or atwater

        1. re: hotpinkpanda

          It's just too close to Chinatown. Just like Pasadena is too close to Monterey Park to have its own good Chinese food.

          1. re: Chelmoon

            I am more adventurous with Chinese, etc. but I have guests and relatives that aren't. What are a couple of spots in Chinatown that are on point?

            1. re: hotpinkpanda

              Someone will flame me, but CBS Seafood has a pretty good take out hot table and its very reasonable. Most stuff is charged by the size of the container (small or large). Good to go there because they have their own parking lot so its easy in and out most of the time.

              I notice that Chinese place on Glendale Ave next to KFC (Ralphs shopping center) seems to do a brisk hot table take out business.

              CBS Seafood
              700 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

              1. re: monku

                Actually that would be my first thought, too. Also maybe Hoy King or Golden City.

          2. re: hotpinkpanda

            There's the Sun Hai Inn in Atwater Village, as well as Coral Reef. Sun Hai Inn has decent (not "excellent") Americanized Chinese food for take-out or eat-in. I tried Coral Reef many years ago and it was OK, but recent reviews have not been very kind.

            1. re: chinchi

              Coral Reef is dreadful. Try the two Chinese places on hillhurst - Chi Dynasty or Palace in the former Chi location.
              Or just go to Gingergrass and pretend it tastes similar to Chinese food!!!

              1. re: carter

                i have to agree with "carter"... Coral Reef is a true menace. just shocked that the place is still open. also agree that if you don't want to hoof it to chinatown or MP, then Chi Dynasty and Palace are certainly passable, if not over-priced for what you get.

                1. re: carter

                  There is one thing at Coral Reef that I really like, and that's their fried chicken wings. They're not on their regular menu, but are on the table card of "specials." (The emphasis pointing to the unchanging nature of the specials.)

                  The table card of specials also has a wonton noodle soup listed, that I've had, and enjoy. But not like those chicken wings.

                  Worth a drive? No. I live in the neighborhood, and that's the thing to get. The only thing to get, because the rest of the food is verging on inedible, and I can eat almost anything.

            2. re: echoparkdirt

              echoparkdirt... you mention "a coouple ones in chinatown are acceptable"... do youhave any specific references of chinatown spots worth trying?

            3. There are very few to chose from. But decent Chinese-American at Chi Dynasty on Hillhurst.


              1. Well, the same distance the other way will get you to BBQ Unlimited #2...

                BBQ Unlimited
                4806 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029