10 Best Restaurants in LA's Chinatown

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Even if Chinatown isn't the epicenter for the Chinese community in LA, which has shifted to cities like Alhambra and San Gabriel in the San Gabriel Valley, Chinatown is still a wonderful place to explore for food, art and more. While you can find high-ranking dim sum and Peking duck in the Downtown-adjacent neighborhood, some of the best eats come from a multi-cultural list: according to the 2013 Los Angeles Restaurants guide, Zagat surveyors included French dips and one cafe that supports high-risk women with chilaquiles and chile relleno grilled cheese. Take a look at the slide show for the 11 spots with the most votes - you may be surprised to see who took the number one slot - and let us know your favorite Chinatown finds in the comments.

6 comments:

  1. King Taco, is NOT in Chinatown. Get this shit RIGHT. Thanks.

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  2. Tried to eat there years ago. Waited 30 minutes for carts to stop at our table, even while waving to get attention. Got up and left. Never returned again.

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    1. This comment was regarding Empress Pavilion.

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  3. Since when is there a King Taco in Chinatown?

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  4. Sorry about the King Taco inclusion. That was a big glaring error in the book. King Taco is definitely not in Chinatown. We've adjusted the results here. Thanks everyone!!

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    1. That's right, King Taco is definitely not in L.A. Chinatown, but it used to be.

      A King Taco Restaurant used to be located on North Broadway, a little bit South of Golden Dragon Rstrnt, across the street from Central Plaza.

      That particular King Taco went out of business, but I'd suggest people go to the Lincoln Heights location. If you don't like Baja Fresh, Qdoba, Chipotle, and others, go to KT or Olvera St(or La Salsa, if you can still find it. I don't know what happened to LS).

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