One wonderful thing here about the Southland is that there are affordable eateries that serve authentic regional cuisine from so many different areas of China. Cantonese, Sichuan, and Hunan food are just the tip of the iceberg!
The downtown Chinatown
has some decent restaurants ( Yang Chow
and Plum Tree Inn
start out this list) but the real motherlode as far as Chinese food is concerned in Monterey Park and the San Gabriel Valley. My advice is to go east, where Chinese cuisine reigns supreme at places like Chung King Restaurant
and the Triumphal Palace
This list does cover places spread across the L.A. region. The Little Hong Kong Cafe
is a low key and popular Westside spot. Kung Pao Bistro
harks from the San Fernando Valley.
Two more very affordable spots in the downtown Chinatown include Sam Woo BBQ
and Won Kok
. Won Kok has the added bonus of being open until 3am at night!
819 North Broadway
At Alpine St., Chinatown
913 North Broadway
526 Alpine Street
700 South Atlantic
803 N Broadway
6380 A East Pacific Coast Highway