Pine and Crane benefits from several things. For one, its Sunset Junction location couldn’t be better located if it tried. Secondly, the service is quick and the order-at-the-counter setup will get you in and out in a half hour if you want. But most importantly, this modern Taiwanese/Chinese spot serves food that’s delicious and affordable.
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Blossom is a vastly underrated pho spot in Silver Lake with a hidden basement area ideal for enjoying your meal in silence.
Wax Paper is a tiny sandwich counter in a shipping container by the LA river, and yes - it’s as cool as that sounds.
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Lu Din Gee (Duck House)
If you’re looking for authentic Peking duck, head to Duck House in Monterey Park. Just make sure to reserve your duck ahead of time.
This third location of Sichuan Impression in West LA has the same great Chinese food as the original, with a bigger space.
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Chengdu Taste serves some incredibly spicy food, but this Szechuan spot is one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles.
Lunasia Chinese Cuisine
Lunasia’s Alhambra location serves the best dim sum in Los Angeles, and is always worth the hours-long wait.
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