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staying at the ontario sheraton without a car - am i totally out of luck for good restaurants?

vulber Jul 15, 2013 07:20 PM

right now in and out burger is looking like my best choice (although yelp mentions a lebanese restaurant, but having grown up in a middle eastern family, that doesn't interest me)

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  1. Porthos RE: vulber Jul 15, 2013 08:02 PM

    There is a place called China Point close enough to cab. It's typical Chinese American fare but there is a dish there that is as good as any version I've found in the SGV. It's called chao ma mien, a spicy seafood noodle dish with hand pulled noodles filled with shrimp, slivers of pork, wood ear mushrooms, cabbage. Delicious.

    If you like it spicy ask for it spicy. They fry the red chiles in oil which gives it a delicious smokey flavor but also makes it spicy as heck. If you ask for it medium, they do regular chile powder and chiles but don't fry them. Still good but lacks that extra dimension. It's hard to believe but the versions in SGV pale in comparison to this version.

    Otherwise double double animal style? ;-)


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      Jack Flash RE: vulber Jul 15, 2013 08:08 PM

      The steakhouse at the Doubletree, which I can't imagine is very far, is pretty good if you like steak.

      I think it's called Porter's.

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        Servorg RE: Jack Flash Jul 15, 2013 08:13 PM

        Google says that's a 3 minute walk from the Sheraton. Stuck without a car in Ontario? This sounds like a clear winner.

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          NAspy RE: Servorg Jul 15, 2013 08:48 PM

          I stayed at the Doubletree recently for a conference and ate there with colleagues. It was "fine." Decent wine selection, wedge salad terribly overdressed, steak pretty good. Nice service. There is not much in Ontario with or without a car.

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        vulber RE: vulber Jul 15, 2013 08:24 PM

        to be clear - i'm open to delivery options too :)

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          New Trial RE: vulber Jul 16, 2013 12:53 AM

          Rosa's (walkable) is not bad for Italian if somewhat overpriced.

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            Ogawak RE: vulber Jul 16, 2013 08:46 AM

            I can't vouch for anything out there personally. Donohoo's for fried chicken is about 1 mile away. They made an Eater top ten list for the LA area, which piqued my own curiosity. They don't seem to deliver.

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              JAB RE: Ogawak Jul 16, 2013 08:49 AM

              Is there an Ontario location? I was only familiar with the Pomona location.

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                Ogawak RE: JAB Jul 16, 2013 08:59 AM

                Yes, also Riverside. I'd sure like to have a good reason to go out there and try it.

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                  A5 KOBE RE: Ogawak Jul 16, 2013 09:07 AM

                  I have been to the pomona location. It is no better than KFC and I actually prefer Popeyes over it. Chicken comes in a box with the fries and salad. I have no idea why they put the salad in with the chicken because the lettuce gets all limp. The chicken is decent though, nothing to write home about. I actually prefer there chicken fingers and fried gizzards over there regular fried chicken.

                  I don't think it is worth the walk though. Especially walking in that neighborhood, it gets pretty rough.

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                    Ogawak RE: A5 KOBE Jul 16, 2013 09:18 AM

                    Thanks for the heads up. And the place is 1 mile as the crow flies, but 1.5 miles walking.

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                      JAB RE: A5 KOBE Jul 16, 2013 09:22 AM

                      As many times as I've been to the Pomona location, I've never actually had their bone in chicken. It's either the gizzards or strips.

                      Which neighborhood were you referring to as rough?

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                        A5 KOBE RE: JAB Jul 16, 2013 09:33 AM

                        Ontario. Not bad if you have a car by any means, but walking from the hotel to there is not the safest option.

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                      JAB RE: Ogawak Jul 16, 2013 09:20 AM

                      Thanks, yes, I was also aware of the Riverside location but, not the Ontario one.

                2. A5 KOBE RE: vulber Jul 16, 2013 09:13 AM

                  Your best option right there is Mexican since Ontario is inundated with not just Mexicans but Hispanics in general. Head west on Holt to Los Amigos. The foods is good and there tortilla chips are amazing. Some of the best home made tortilla chips ever. Not too thin yet not too thick and they keep them warm in a oven so they stay perfect. That is my go to spot for tortilla chips for the Superbowl.

                  Also Taqueria Tamazulena has very good tacos and burritos.

                  1. Mr. Roboto RE: vulber Jul 16, 2013 01:08 PM

                    Many airport hotels, in addition to having a free shuttle to/from the airport (like the Ontario Sheraton), also offer free transport within a 3 or 5 miles radius of the hotel.

                    Have you asked the front desk if they have this service?

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