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Oct 19, 2010 02:45 PM

Tampa Garden - Still Good!

I took a coworker to Tampa Garden for lunch today as I was craving some dumplings and she had never been. I'm happy to report that the food was just a good as I remembered. We ordered the beef chow fun, the pork and chive dumplings and the onion pancake. The chow fun was delicious -- we couldn't stop eating it, and the onion pancake was the perfect mix of crispy and chewy. The dumplings were good, although I would have preferred a little less chive. We were the only ones there initially (around 12:30) so our chow fun came out within a few minutes and the pancake and dumplings ame out a few minutes after that. My coworker loved the food too which was good. Total bill for the noodles, dumplings and pancake was $18.00.

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  1. I went there 3 times in a week in sept and it was great..the dumplings and the cats ears noodles, hand made and quite chewy as i like it...and the onion pancake was tasty too...not greasy...will be back there later in te week...yum! really nice people, too.

    1. Since this restaurant has an awfully generic name and is not yet on many Chowhound radar screens, as a public service I'm adding a location link for this joint.

      Mr Taster

      Tampa Garden
      8241 Tampa Ave, Reseda, CA 91335

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      1. re: Mr Taster

        The beef chow fun is yummy. And their bacon fried rice.

        1. re: Mr Taster

          It's complete name is Tampa Garden Chinese Delight for Google purposes.

          Chinese Delight
          5952 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

          Tampa Garden
          8241 Tampa Ave, Reseda, CA 91335

          1. re: Mr Taster

            MrT, while it's within the city limits of LA, calling it Reseda would be a bit more descriptive/helpful.

          2. My Dear Wife goes out to that part of the valley frequently - it's one of her regular lunch stops. You can do "omakase" there if you want. The matron will bring out what she feels is her best in the kitchen at that time...

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            1. re: bulavinaka

              Thank you, bulavinaka...I love the "omakase" idea here!

            2. i was just there on sunday. those onion pancakes are so good. i really like the chive dumplings. just a good place overall.

              it's one of those places that you want to have a lot of business so they survive but want it to be relatively slow when you go.

              1. I too was there for lunch on Sunday. My girlfriend has cold sesame noodles and we shared shrimp dumplings. I told the daughter-in-law that I must be gluten free. She served me a dish of flat rice noodles with seafood and baby bokchoy. Mighty tasty! And, so kind to accommodate my dietary needs. LOVE THIS PLACE!