NBC Seafood is the best dim sum spot out of the three that share names with television stations (the other two being ABC and CBS - and no, we don’t know why it’s a thing). The enormous dining room fills up quickly on weekends, so be prepared to wait an hour or two for your shui mai. This is traditional dim sum, with carts of food rolling around for you to choose from. The food is all solid, especially the dumpling dishes and egg tarts. Just bring a granola bar to snack on while you wait.
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Alice’s Kitchen is an HK-style cafe in Monterey Park with good food and a great space for big groups.
Medan Kitchen is a great, affordable Indonesian spot in Rosemead. Get something that comes wrapped in a banana leaf.
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Sorra is everything you want in a Hollywood bar - great rooftop views, a full dinner menu, strong drinks, and strangely, it’s never too crowded.
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Bistro Na’s is a fancy restaurant in Temple City doing Imperial Chinese food, which means it’s perfect for a special occasion meal.
Mason’s Dumpling Shop
Mason’s Dumplings Shop in Highland Park is home to some of the best dumplings you’ll find outside of the San Gabriel Valley.
Coni’seafood in Marina Del Rey is the second location of one of our favorite seafood restaurants.
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