The moment you visit the Chinatown neighborhood of Los Angeles, you’ll be met with lovely visions of traditional lanterns and pagoda-style buildings. The cultural ambiance of Chinatown will intertwine nicely with a wide array of traditional dim sum houses, Chinese restaurants, shops, and specialty grocery stores.
Authentic Chinese cuisine is around every corner in Chinatown. If you are searching for a food-filled adventure, this Los Angeles neighborhood is where you’ll find it. The shops also offer a unique experience with the products you need and others you can’t resist. In between dining and shopping, you’ll marvel at the unique and awe-inspiring architecture which fills the streets of Chinatown. If you have yet to visit Chinatown, or are ready for a return visit, now is the time to do so.
The boundaries of Chinatown are Beaudry Avenue, Stadium Way, and North Broadway to the north; the Los Angeles River to the east; and, Cesar Chavez Avenue to the southwest.
Majordomo is your go-to spot for upscale dining options in Chinatown. Open for dinner and weekend lunch: this David Chang eatery offers enticing menu items, including stuffed shishito peppers in a tempura breading, tapioca lo mein noodles, crispy pork belly, fried skate, and more.
New Dragon Seafood Restaurant offers an extensive menu of authentic Chinese cuisine at a reasonable price. In addition to all of your Chinese food favorites, you’ll also find an expansive family dinner special menu, perfect for feeding families and large groups.
Howlin’ Ray’s in Chinatown isn’t known for Chinese cuisine but Nashville-style hot chicken. This popular restaurant always has a line and for a good reason…the menu offerings are unique and delicious! When you visit, be sure to try The Sando, a boneless breast of hot chicken, slaw, comeback sauce, and pickles on a decadent buttered bun.
Lao Tao specializes in Taiwanese street food and offers a menu filled with small bites and entrees. Some of the must-try items include the street-style popcorn chicken, beef ban mien, and pork belly with rice.
As the home of the original French dipped sandwich, you’re going to want to try this menu offering when dining at Philippe The Original. Other offerings to add to your dining roster at Philippe’s include the soup of the day, chili, and beef stew.
Yang Chow specializes in Mandarin and Szechuan cuisine and offers its famous slippery shrimp menu item, featuring shrimp lightly coated in cornstarch, wok-fried and then coated in a decadent sticky sauce. Other menu offerings include Szechuan chicken, kung pao beef, General Tseng’s chicken, and more.
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