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jessejames Jan 14, 2011 10:36 AM

Lot's of info on this site, some older -- what's the best spot for a dinner of about 6 hungry guys? yang chow? we are staying downtown so not going east....many thank yous.

  1. maxzook Jan 15, 2011 08:46 AM

    Catching up on links ...

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    Full House Seafood Restaurant
    963 N Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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

    Yang Chow Restaurant
    819 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Hop Li Seafood
    526 Alpine St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    JR Bistro
    750 N Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Queee Sushi
    643 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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      jessejames Jan 17, 2011 08:04 AM

      Well we didn't get enough chinese so went for dim sum next morning at cbs -- good stuff. the har gow had maybe a small pinch of curry inside to make it extra good, fried crab claw things were extra big with many chunks of crab, lots of other seafood and roast pork delicacies...we chowed down for about 40 bux.

      Thanks again for all your tips!

    2. ipsedixit Jan 14, 2011 02:01 PM

      Why not give Queee a try? http://queeesushi.com/

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        estone888 Jan 15, 2011 03:50 PM

        Unless things have changed, which they haven't on the website, Queee isn't open for dinner. It's a shame.

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          ipsedixit Jan 15, 2011 05:16 PM

          Right you are.

          But they do have their special Chef's dinners (by advanced reservations only).

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            estone888 Jan 15, 2011 10:54 PM

            Have you been to one? I would love to go to the next one.

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              ipsedixit Jan 16, 2011 09:36 AM

              No, but I ditto the sentiment of wanting to go to one.

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        reality check Jan 14, 2011 11:33 AM

        Master Chef, JR's Bistro, and Full House Seafood are my go to places.

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        Master Chef Restaurant
        937 N Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

        1. justanotherpenguin Jan 14, 2011 11:27 AM

          this is how my inquiry (slightly different from yours) was handled last month:

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7531...

          1. JAB Jan 14, 2011 11:18 AM

            Hop Li

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              mc michael Jan 14, 2011 10:47 AM

              I'd go with CBS.

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                jessejames Jan 14, 2011 10:51 AM

                Mc Michael, thank you. I saw online they have good lobster and noodles...any other favorites?

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                  mc michael Jan 14, 2011 01:08 PM

                  Lots of folks are praising JR's Bistro (haven't been yet).
                  CBS has good dim sum too.

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                    Chandavkl Jan 14, 2011 01:09 PM

                    Yes, JR Bistro is the only Chinatown restaurant I frequent with any regularity.

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                      jessejames Jan 15, 2011 08:30 AM

                      we had a great dinner at jr and a good deal too....2 lobsters and ginger, 2 orders potstickers (awesome), peking duck they made em up for us at table with shrimp toast and skin for extra crispiness, sizzling beef cubes, xo shrimp, dried scallop fried rice, a few more dishes and dozens of beers all for less than 200 bucks. This was a terrific recommendation and the folks than ran the place were very nice, helpful with the menu and ended up putting together our food for us, like with the peking duck...much better than the other chinese ive had in town here; id come back again, but i think the guys from out of town want to go to cbs for dimsum...thanks again

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