Find out what Chinese restaurants to try in El Monte. El Monte /ɛl ˈmɒntiː/ is a residential, industrial, and commercial city in Los Angeles County, California, the United States. The city lies in the San Gabriel Valley east of the city of Los Angeles.
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4 based on 154 reviews
We had to arrive at 4:30 pm to get a table for an early dinner on Motherâs Day. No reservations accepted. Parking is very crowded in the lot but they have valet parking. There is also parking on the streets if lucky to find one. We had a party of six and ordered the Family Dinner for $54 which included 5 dishes - House Seafood Soup or Sweet and Sour Soup, Clams with Hot Spicy Sauce, Kung Pao Chicken, Sauted Pea Sprout, and a Steamed Whole Fish (Tilapia). Our main dish was the Newport Special Lobster (market price). A medium lobster was sufficient for our party of six. Everything was fresh and delicious! The lobster was all gone but we took the spicy lobster sauce and leftover rice home to make a fried rice dish tomorrow. This was a very good value for a lobster dinner! In a per person basis, each person cost approximately $50, including tip.
ready cooked food put into a polystyrene a tray, not particularly warm, if you are desperate to save money ok but thats all.
This place used to serve delicious Chinese dishes but was very dissatisfied with the taste and the quality of the meat they served this time. Food were all tasteless. Quantity was quite good. Not recommended for as a good Chinese fast food place. Is not even cheap.
I felt as if I was at an aunt's house and she was making us Pho. It was pretty tasty and the owner was very friendly and accommodating. We have been here more than a few times and have not been disappointed. Definitely a charming little "hole in the wall" type of place. Worth a try for sure
A small Mom and Pop type of restaurant that has the best Chinese Food in the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles County. Beware, as this place only takes CASH! but, it is well worth it if you remember to bring your wallet. The place could use some sprucing up but, the service is very friendly and Happy to see you which makes you feel welcomed. We usually order to take it home so we will order when we get there. We ordered the chicken fried rice which has an excellent flavor and the best in town. Also, the Walnut Shrimp is out of this world and is hands down the best you will ever have. We also recommend the sweet & sour pork and the fried fish fillet (Tilapia) with black bean sauce which you may not find anywhere else. The egg rolls today were not as good as the rest of the food but, okay. Anyways, I highly recommend trying this place if you are in the neighborhood or close by.
We checked in to the Holiday Inn late so we went t this place for a quick meal. You pick the food from the trey and they put them in cartons. food was good, service was quick. Price is cheap. Free parking.
We love their food City of El Monte is lucky to have Kirin's for many, many years, great food good prices family environment
4 based on 15 reviews
My first time here and I enjoyed it. Not your typical Dim Sum restaurant where there the dim sum carts going around the dining area. Here its order style, place your order and will be brought to you. No waiting for the carts. Very cool, vibrant ambience. The restaurant dining area is clean. Good variety of Dim Sum to choose from, as well as many dishes made to order. Food is very good, and authentic tasting. Price is inexpensive, a good place to come to satisfy your dim sum cravings without breaking your budget. Service staff are friendly and attentive. Parking might be a problem during the peak hours.
4 based on 20 reviews
Very few buffets have impressed me on such a small scale like Ichiban. For being a local they have such a wide variety of interesting bites, a person can't help but find something good. These folks have all the fixings for a fresh Mongolian BBQ, standard Asian dishes like Black Pepper Beef and Chow Mien as well Crab Rangoon. Speaking of crab-on weekends we have gone in and had our full of lovely crab legs. Ichiban also has shrimp and even sea snails. On the side where the salads are sits a full sushi bar with a nice selection of seafood nibbles from California Rolls to Sashimi. The salad bar has standard fare as well as a bit of kimchi and soups. Pizza and sliders have shown up on my Dad's plate and the desserts are varied and tasty. The mango pudding is creamy and sweet. Nothing is ever stale or old and well worth going in for a visit.
4 based on 21 reviews
Very Disrespectful Service!!I am Chinese and being discriminated by the Chinese chief who does raw noddle cooking. He yelled at me for not handling him the plate for him to cook! There is no sign or rule that I have to physically submit the plate for him to cook. He also yelled at my kids for the same issue. The gentleman after me is not Chinese, but he said nothing to him.....The waitress did not come to clean the table as often as others. I mean.....I basically have to take the plates away myself. The food is ok but a bit unorganized........well I never have much expectation for this type buffet.....but the is beyond reasonable...................
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