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Apr 27, 2013 01:23 PM

Suggestions for Chinese. Shanghai or Szechuan

or any other good authetic chinese. I'll be in SD for quite awhile and want to explore.

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      1. Whatever happened to the LA Sichuan place that moved to Convoy area?

        Actually, I was there last several years ago (circa 2008?) and truth be told, the meal was not very good. But I did have a great meal there prior to that visit, and had some very good meals in the LA incarnation. Wish I could remember the names of both.

        Mr Taster

        1. re: Mr Taster

          Answering my own question... the SD restaurant was called Ba Ren, and it closed.

          Anyone remember the name of the LA restaurant?

          Mr Taster

          1. re: Mr Taster

            You're think about Spicy House.

            There's now a Spicy City in San Diego as well, which (get this!) has migrated up north and opened up a SGV branch right in the smack of Valley Bvld ... In the Focus Plaza no less!

            What's next? Vito's expanding from LA to NYC?

        2. Chef Chin on Convoy is probably the most acceptable of generally bad options

          1. Pick another ethnic cuisine, please!

            1. China Max and Dumpling Inn (both on Convey) are decent (per my friends who do business in China) -- although neither would be classified as Shanghai or Szechuan.

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              1. re: wanker

                +1 on both.

                Your best bet is a combination weapon of a Chinese companion and a secret menu.

                1. re: wanker

                  China Max is Cantonese. Dumpling Inn is Northern style food, hence the jiaoxie.

                  Szechuan---Joo Goo in Vegas, near UNLV, is excellent.

                  1. re: daantaat

                    Why drive to Vegas for Sichuanese when Shufeng Garden in Rowland Heights is 3 hours closer?

                    Mr Taster

                    1. re: Mr Taster

                      For anyone interested in looking it up, the Vegas restaurant is spelled "Jugoo".

                      Mr Taster

                      1. re: Mr Taster

                        b/c we go to Vegas on a regular basis via SWA. And hit up the other good Taiwanese, Shaanxi, Hunan, Cantonese and dim sum places while we're there. :-)

                    2. re: daantaat

                      Craving me some pan fried veggie tofu dumplings from Dumpling Inn...stat!
                      Side of sambal with that brown sauce for dipping..