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La Mirada, La Habra, East Whittier???

Ringo Gato Mar 31, 2012 08:44 PM

I find myself in unfamiliar territory on occasion and little on this board that relates to these areas, perhaps for good reason.

Anything worth considering, particularly for lunch?

Imperial Hwy at Beach Blvd is a good starting point.

  1. soniabegonia Apr 6, 2012 09:18 PM

    Ye Dang
    1351 S Beach Blvd, just south of Imperial
    Legit Korean

    1. TonyC Apr 3, 2012 09:24 AM

      Ha Dong Kwan on Idaho/Imperial. It's back of the Boston Donut, and it's 1/4 mi away from Imperial Hwy/Beach.

      Solid Korean fare offered at slight discounts during lunch. It's not fancy, but it beats the AYCE sushi place around the corner.

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        JeffSD Apr 2, 2012 10:04 PM

        G Burger is an option, trendy gourmet burgers at 421 E. La Habra Blvd. Probably the best thing happening in this area for lunch.


        We've tried to like Moro's Cuban, but on two occasions food has been spotty to good and service has had problems.

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          js76wisco Apr 2, 2012 01:03 PM

          Moro's Cuban - on Harbour just north of Imperial in mini mall. Great reasonably priced lunch buffet where you can taste a couple of things.

          My personal favorites are chicken empenadas (I know not Cuban per say but excellent), the lechon asada, arroz con pollo and Cuban sandwich. The Cuban sandwich comes off toasty and grilled with a good portion of the lechon asada, ham and this amazing dripping cheese.

          Another lunch time option is Ye Dang. It's a Korean place across the street from the Costco on Beach. They have a great assortment of dishes. Lunch is also usually $1 to $2 cheaper per item. I would highly recommend the sujabe (dough flakes), galbi tang and bo ssam. The bo ssam is best split between a few people but won't disappoint. It's pork belly with kimchi and raw oysters that you wrap in lettuce. They have a very good assortment of banchan - not quite the 20+ at Genwa but a very good assortment.

          1. A5 KOBE Apr 1, 2012 09:22 AM

            Mario's Peruvian

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            1. re: A5 KOBE
              attran99 Apr 2, 2012 09:30 AM

              Mario's Peruvian is great! That green sauce is amazing.

            2. Servorg Apr 1, 2012 09:09 AM

              For a very casual dining experience there is always Arturo's - Home of the Puffy Taco... http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/478213

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              1. re: Servorg
                A5 KOBE Apr 1, 2012 09:26 AM

                Not too fond of Arturo's version of the puffy taco, of course this is my only run in with it. : /

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                  Servorg Apr 2, 2012 01:17 PM

                  I have to say I am in complete agreement with attran99's CH review: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/4782...

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                    A5 KOBE Apr 2, 2012 04:37 PM

                    Discerning palates I guess. While I did like the puffy taco vessle, what they put in it is what turned me off.

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                snoraehj Apr 1, 2012 07:28 AM

                Mexican taco/ Taqurie de Anda on La Habra Blvd west of Harbor. Taco Nazo on Beach south of La Habra Blvd. Imperial Burger, we sure do miss working near Imperial Burger...

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