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Dinning in King of Prussia

twlaz May 11, 2011 01:35 PM

I've lived in the KOP area my entire life and i'm honestly getting pretty tired of the usual places. I know of many great places that are about 15-20 minutes away but I'm looking for some places right in my back yard! With that said, would anyone happen to know of any great Japanese, Chinese, American, French, Vietnamese, Thai, Mexican, South American/ Latin American, or Indian restaurants in the KOP, Norristown, Collegville area? Any restaurants that are actually worth frequenting often?

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    mkertello May 27, 2011 07:03 PM

    After tonight's meal, I'd like to add August Moon in Norristown for great Korean!

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    1. re: mkertello
      cgarner May 31, 2011 07:52 AM

      mkertello, I'm so glad to hear that they're back and that the food's good! I've been dying for them to reopen (wondering if they're doing lunch yet)

    2. mddletown May 20, 2011 10:09 AM

      Wild Rice on 202 for Pan-Asian including sushi.

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        cwdonald May 20, 2011 11:36 AM

        I have had a few lunches at Wild Rice... including sushi.. sashimi.. combinations. I would put the sushi right there with super market sushi. Nothing exciting, rice not done correctly but quite fast. I would not go here for dinner. I still go here for lunch as I work in the area, especially if someone else is buying.

        I find the chinese food to be americanized chinese.. which is to say uninspired underseasoned and greasy.

        They have thai dishes on the menu that I have not had. All in all mediocre and fast.

        1. re: cwdonald
          cgarner May 31, 2011 07:51 AM

          I think you’re right on about Wild Rice. Since I’m practically around the corner from there I will ‘fall back’ on them for time and convenience, but their food is average. Tried the pho a couple of times and that was also a so-so experience. I’ve never had their Chinese style dishes, but I’ll take your word on it.

          I’ll second Kebab café, and La Michoacana, pretty much anything on the menu of those places is gold!

          Wild Rice
          414 Main St, Metuchen, NJ 08840

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        shellbellc May 16, 2011 01:54 PM

        Definitely try Han Dynasty, best Chinese I've ever eaten. If you like spice, this is your place, don't even think about ordering extra hot!! (Not that everything is spicy, but if it says it is, believe it.) The only Chinese restaurant I've been to lately that is usually packed with Chinese people! Han has an Americanized menu and tradition Chinese menu. Just wonderful!
        For Italian if you don't mind a little longer ride say on a Friday night, everyone should check out Anthony's Trattoria up near Mt Penn (this side of Reading a few minutes off of 422). I've not found an Italian restaurant in SE, PA that comes remotely close. The cream of garlic soup is the best you will have any where in the world!!! http://anthonystrattoriareading.com/i...
        Definitely worth the drive!

        Anthony's Trattoria
        540 Milltown Rd, North Brunswick, NJ 08902

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          twlaz May 12, 2011 06:35 PM

          Thank you all for the recommendations.
          To 94Bravo, is L'Elephant the newly opened Thai bistro in Phoenixville where there once was a crepe shop? If so i've been wanting to check the place out and I think I will now do so.

          To VTRP, I have actually been to Osteria a few times, I found their food to be good but a bit over priced. I must say that their muscles are great and that their veal piccata is also good. I have also heard good things about Taqueria La Michoacana and i'm very eager to try the Beef Tongue Tacos that you speak of! For Chinese I typically venture out to Chesterbrook to Royal Asian Cuisine(Formerly royal Mandarin). The place has great, cheap Chinese food. But i'll definitely be sure to check out Han Dynasty since it won best of philly this year.

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            cwdonald May 13, 2011 09:13 AM

            Pho Thai Nam has moved to East Norriton so you can get their Vietnamese food (Bun, Pho, spring rolls etc.) along with some decent Thai (but not in the same category as Thai L'Elephant.) Personally prefer some of the other ones in the burbs, (such as Vietnam Cafe... ) but it will give you a Vietnamese food fix.

            Not quite as good as Taquiera La Michoacana but worth visiting is El Limon in Conshohocken. No lengua, or al pastor, but good authentic tacos made with pork, chicken, beef or chorizo. These days the hardest thing to do is to get to Conshy what with Route 23 being worked on.

            Japanese, only decent place anywhere near by if you havent been is Blue Fin.

            If you want to try a little dive of a diner with german food try Andy's Place in Bridgeport. Great Schnitzel and sauerbrauten.

            1. re: cwdonald
              twlaz May 13, 2011 02:16 PM

              I have found that if you're looking for good sushi in the area, Ooka out in Montgomeryville does a great job. As for traditional Japanese food besides sushi, I think i'll just have to go down into the city for that.

              cwdonald, would you happen to know of anywhere in the area where I can get a good, authentic Ban Minh sandwich? Also, would you happen to know of any places that are good for Japanese Ramen/ Chinese hot pot? City included.

              1. re: cwdonald
                mkertello May 13, 2011 05:30 PM

                Pho Thai Nam is really excellent for their Pho. I've had several other dishes, but seem to always go back for the Pho.

                Great call on Andy's Place. Andy himself is a machine, basically runs the whole place by himself and his prices are incredible.

            2. VTRP May 12, 2011 06:36 AM

              Taqueria La Michoacana in Norristown. - Beef Tounge Tacos
              Osteria at Evansburg in Collegeville. - Mussels
              Probably two places you wouldn't go without a recommendation.
              Can't forget to zip up 422 to Han Dynasty off the Royersford exit. - Dan Dan Noodles.
              I frequent all three of these often and above are my favorites.

              1. 94Bravo May 11, 2011 07:48 PM

                Thai L'Elephant on Bridge St in Phoenixville has great Thai food, I love their Green Curry and Pad Thai.


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                  ilovesummer May 11, 2011 05:13 PM

                  how about kabob cafe in gateway shopping center.....

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