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Valley Village Chinese?

Hypnotic23 Jun 15, 2012 07:25 PM

I just moved from Sherman Oaks to Valley Village, right on Chandler and want to discover some good Chinese.

Close by choices are:

China Lites, Golden Chopsticks on Laurel or Tang's Chinese.

Would love some input & dishes on what's your favorite to try?

Thank you,


  1. nakni Jun 15, 2012 11:41 PM

    Granted I haven't lived in the area in five years, but China Lites was the best out of a fairly weak bunch. The whole fish in black bean sauce was the standout dish for me.

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    1. re: nakni
      mucho gordo Jun 16, 2012 10:29 AM

      China Lites was the best many years ago until they decided to change to a "healthy" menu. Another good one, if they're still there, is China Chef Wong on Lankershim. Their soft shell crab is superb.

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      Helper Monkey Jun 15, 2012 10:50 PM

      It's not in Valley Village, but Green Apple Chines Bistro on Ventura is terrific and might deliver to you.

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      1. re: Helper Monkey
        Galen Jun 15, 2012 11:44 PM

        My friend loves Green Apple. I've got to try it sometime.

        1. re: Helper Monkey
          Hypnotic23 Jun 16, 2012 08:18 AM

          I"m not a fan of Green Apple at all, I did have it delivered and it wasn't that tasty, plus small portions. My favorite is still a dive on Burbank Blvd called Emperor's Express Chinese. If I decide to take a drive to Van Nuys, hands down Sam Woo's is my favorite. If stuck for Chinese on Ventura Blvd I would go to Chi Dynasty. Tonight I'm going to give TANG a chance on Magnolia, will report back...

          1. re: Hypnotic23
            Servorg Jun 16, 2012 08:37 AM

            We got take out once from Chinese Delight when we were out in that area on a delivery for my wife's store and thought it was pretty good: http://www.chinesedelight.net/

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