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West LA Chinese Take-out?

luvgrub Mar 7, 2010 02:45 PM

We decided we want some yummy Chinese take-out while we watch the Oscars. We live in West LA (near the SM Airport). Any recs?

  1. Ciao Bob Mar 8, 2010 08:45 AM

    Manarin Kitchen at SMB and Westwood is capable of Chinatown (but not SGV) quality if you speak with them about what you like and want.

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    1. re: Ciao Bob
      maudies5 Mar 11, 2010 02:52 PM

      Was at Mandarin Kitchen yesterday and I agree it is definitely Chinatown quality.

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      luvgrub Mar 7, 2010 04:29 PM

      Thanks so much!!!

      1. westsidegal Mar 7, 2010 03:43 PM

        for chinese-inspired california food, i like mao's kitchen in venice.

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        1. re: westsidegal
          sillygoosedown Mar 7, 2010 05:19 PM

          I like Mao's Kitchen for California-inspired Chinese food. Ironically, I just ordered Mao's for delivery.

          These are the best bets at Mao's: Coconut curry, fried rice, curried rice noodles, onion pancake, dumplings of any sort. I like that they offer fish or smoked tofu in every dish.

          1. re: sillygoosedown
            westsidegal Mar 7, 2010 07:22 PM

            let me add MAO'S HOMETOWN to the list

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          bulavinaka Mar 7, 2010 02:52 PM

          Hop Woo on Olympic between Sepulveda and Cotner.


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          1. re: bulavinaka
            elnora Mar 8, 2010 09:23 AM

            i second hop woo. they have this addictive chicken with spicy sweet garlic sauce thats good. and i also like their eggplant. their congee is so-so (edible, definitely), their duck is a little fatty but also good if you need a fix, and their walnut shrimp is not bad.

            overall, i recommend it, its the best on the west side for sure.

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            Hackenbush Mar 7, 2010 02:51 PM

            Others will post that there's no decent Chinese food in West L.A. and that you have no taste if you think so; that to get good stuff, you have to go to Monterey Park or even New York. Some will probably tell you there's none outside of China or maybe even there.

            Leaving all that aside, I've generally been happy with the food from Fu's Palace, which is on Pico near Robertson. That may be a little far from you. As a second choice, I've had some good meals from Hop Li, over on Pico near Sepulveda.

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            1. re: Hackenbush
              Servorg Mar 7, 2010 04:28 PM

              Check with Hu's http://www.husrestaurant.com/ over in Palms about their delivery area to see if they will make it to your house. We also get delivery from Cheng Du on Pico (across the street from the SF Saloon) and Lin's on Pico at Barrington. You also might try take out (don't think they do delivery) from Little Hong Kong on Sawtelle just north of Olympic in the same mini mall with Hurry Curry and Restaurant 2117.

              Hu's Szechwan Restaurant
              10450 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

              Little Hong Kong Cafe
              2129 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

              Lin's Chinese Cuisine
              11668 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

              Cheng Du Restaurant
              11538 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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