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Mar 11, 2010 12:17 PM

Any good Chinese or Indian restaurants in Long Beach?

Are there any good, fairly authentic Chinese to be had in Long Beach (near the Westin), not the PF Chang type which is way too Americanized.

Also, is it possible to find a good Indian restaurant in this area as well? I loved those in Artesia but it's too far as I'm only in Long Beach for a fortnight on business & we usually end late.

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    1. re: Chandavkl

      Thanks! Okay, so there's really no good Chinese in LB! I'd heard about Torrance's offerings from a local colleague here, so may chance there one of these evenings.

      1. re: klyeoh

        Depending on where you are in Long Beach, it may be just as easy, or even easier and faster to go to Cerritos/Artesia for Chinese instead of Torrance as well. The Torrance PCH Chinese places aren't anything special with the best probably being Sues Kitchen on Crenshaw (if you are alooking for noodles esp). Otherwise, I would head to Cerritos.

    2. Kamal Palace in Marina Pacifica is very good for dinner, although it lacks atmosphre.

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      1. re: lawdog262

        I wouldn't recommend Kamal Palace. Ate there twice, got food poisening twice. Wife ate there once, she spent the next day in the bathroom. Both times we were thirsty for days due to the high levels of salt as well. But, the times eaten there were at lunch, so maybe they execute dinner better.

      2. I think the basic answer is "no". But there are some Thai-Chinese holes in the wall that aren't bad, none super close to the Westin that I know of.

        Thai Corner in Lakewood/N. Long Beach is my favorite. Another option might be the one at Redondo and Anaheim, which is closer. It has some nonedescript name that I can never remember. Next to McDs.

        Thai Corner Restaurant
        2615 Carson St, Lakewood, CA 90712

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        1. re: mlgb

          Thanks for the tip! I'll also have to check out the Little Phnom Penh/Cambodiatown area in Long Beach one of these days. Cambodian food, as I remembered from my days in San Francisco, are "fairly close" to Thai (especially Isaan) food.

        2. yeah chinese and indian are two things long beach doesn't do well. if you're feeling like branching out into cambodian though, there's nowhere better (other than cambodia, of course). siem reap is a fantastic cambodian restaurant on anaheim and cherry i wanna say?

          1. As stated, there are not any good Chinese or Indian places to be had in LBC. But, if you want Thai/Cambodian then you have a plethora of choices. I haven't gone yet, but there is a new place on PCH near CSULB called Thiptara that I have heard good things about. They are also open until 12 on Fri and Sat. I haven't been to Kamal Palace in a year, but I have never had any problems there. They also own a restaurant in Artesia, iirc. I also like Sophy's on PCH for Cambodian/Thai.

            Sophy's (moved)
            3720 E Anaheim St # 102, Long Beach, CA