Good Chinese restaurant NOT in SGV?
I know SGV is much better but I am planning a graduation dinner for a Friday night and traffic will be awful from UCLA. So I'm trying to find something a little closer to the westside, such as in Chinatown. I couldn't find much on the boards about non-SGV options so here goes:
My family is Chinese (and picky!) so it has to be authentic, not americanized Chinese (or at least, places that offer plenty of authentic dishes, and whole fish). Within a 15 mile radius from Westwood. Preferably not too divey since its for a graduation, but as long as its reasonably clean that's fine. Decent parking is always a plus. 4-6 people.
I would appreciate suggestions for places or comments on these places that I looked up. Thanks!
Sam Woo - Van Nuys (have only had Sam Woo in SGV and its just ok)
Chinatown: (the only place I've been to in Chinatown was empress pavilion for an event and it was just ok. Definitely looking for something better)
I'd go with Master Chef in CTown. Previously I would have easily said Golden City, but the owners (also own Full House), turned it into an HK cafe, replaced the waitstaff with a bunch of youngsters, and the food was really disappointing.
Full House is god awful, even though it still gets a lot of business.