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Dinsdale45 Jun 30, 2009 12:04 PM

Takeout orders suffer at some restaurants. What are the best bets for takeout in Chinatown in terms of cost (reasonable), portion (decent), variety (not the typical Americanized stuff in brown sauce) and, of course, quality? I'm not talking about delivery, just picking up for takeout.

  1. j
    jylze Jul 1, 2009 11:23 AM

    Dong Khanh is good for takeout.

    I also like Chinatown Cafe for takeout because their portions are the same whether eating in or taking out. Hong Kong Eatery gives you more meat when you eat in, but when you carry out, I've usually noticed it's a lot of rice and not as much veggies and meat.

    1. gansu girl Jul 1, 2009 03:43 AM

      Depending on what you're looking for, Vinh Sun's delicious meats are available to go. Just walk up to the front counter, tell him how much you want and he'll chop it up, throw it in a container and you're off.

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      1. re: gansu girl
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        Zatan Jul 1, 2009 02:31 PM

        Yes, try Vinh Sun or one of the other bbq places and something like the soy sauce chicken or steamed chicken or roast duck or pork, you're in for a treat. Been thinking about this a lot lately, the chicken at these places is prepared so well and likely so much fresher than the ones bought roasted whole at normal grocery stores, an oft-neglected treasure.....

      2. SuperFineSugar Jun 30, 2009 05:03 PM

        Xinh Xinh does a very good job on the to-go packaging for their soups. They keep the noodles, bean sprouts, etc. separate so they don't overcook in the hot broth. Was a pleasant surprise, and I've since gotten take-out from them frequently.

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        1. re: SuperFineSugar
          Food4Thought Jun 30, 2009 07:35 PM

          Second Xinh Xinh. Pho Hoa also does sprouts etc. separate, but I don't recall if the noodles were in the broth or not.

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          nasilemak Jun 30, 2009 03:08 PM

          Potluck cafe on Knapp St.

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            mwk Jun 30, 2009 02:15 PM

            The places where I've had the best luck for takeout, include Peach Farm, Best Little Restaurant and Winsor Dim Sum.

            There's a recent thread about a fantastic take out dish at the Great Taste restaurant, that's making me want to go there and try that too.
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/631859

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