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A&W Seafood: chinese place in van nuys

fish_n_rice Jan 15, 2013 02:18 PM

what is the fresh seafood (from the tank) there like ? how does it compare to say downtown chinatown places? live in westwood and am thinking whether it's worth the drive there to try it out, when i don't feel like going all the way to SGV

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    MarkC Jan 16, 2013 10:46 AM

    On the subject of A&W, I've noticed that the one in Reseda (and on Reseda) has roast ducks hanging in the window, presumably available for take-out. Has anyone ever had these?

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      carter Jan 15, 2013 07:54 PM

      Westwood residents should never travel to the SFV for chinese food of any kind.
      They should travel east to the SGV, period!

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        ipsedixit Jan 15, 2013 08:01 PM

        Substitute "Westwood" with "Southern California" in your sentence and it would be both accurate and complete.

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          Chandavkl Jan 15, 2013 08:08 PM

          Or, to quote myself, "100 of the top 100 Chinese restaurants in Los Angeles county are in the San Gabriel Valley. Or maybe 200. Or maybe 300."

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            ipsedixit Jan 15, 2013 08:41 PM


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              fish_n_rice Jan 16, 2013 10:04 AM

              thank you guys! you saved me some gas & driving time

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        Chandavkl Jan 15, 2013 03:37 PM

        A & W is not a destination restaurant. Fine if you live in the Valley but not worth a drive over the hill.

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          granadafan Jan 15, 2013 07:08 PM

          I live near the A&W in Granada Hills. Not worth the drive unless you live close by and have a real hankering for American-Chinese food.

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            Tripeler Jan 15, 2013 08:01 PM

            The name A&W gives me a hankering for root beer for some strange reason.

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          ilysla Jan 15, 2013 03:25 PM

          I've not eaten at A&W Seafood, but I used to work right near there. It's in Northridge, which is a good 15 minutes out from Van Nuys in the wrong direction (away from Westwood), and the drive time one direction can easily be 35-40 min (I do drive on the slow side).

          Depending on which day/night you're planning to go, it's not that much further time-wise to get to the SGV....

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