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A-1 Restaurant in Montebello is now Star A-1 Restaurant

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Mentioning this primarily because we don't talk much about Chinese food in Montebello any more. Go back 30 years and north Montebello was on the cutting edge of authentic Chinese food in the San Gabriel Valley, with restaurants like. Kay Hong Garden and Kings Garden, and early branches of A&J and Happy Family. Star A-1 continues to serve Chinese and Vietnamese food under new ownership at what was once the site of a branch of Sam Woo.

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  1. I used to go to sam woo (or whatever was at that location) when I was younger and there was still a 99 ranch, lots of memories in that area.

    Went there last year and ate their bbq for a gathering, it wasn't bad, but the crowds have moved (literally) to the sg/alhambra/mpk area. Hope this new one does well.