So my brother and his family (small child included), and my parents, are currently in LA visiting Disneyland, am wondering if you have any good eating places to recommend them while they're int he area. I think so far they've been stuck at a bunch of tourist traps and the food isn't very good.
You get bonus points if you manage to recommend a Chinese food place for my dad who has this chronic problem of going to western/european countries and looking for Chinese restaurants.
Some places a bit closer to them than LA County:
And some places in/around Los Angeles:
- In-N-Out is very iconic fast food and they should have it if they've never been to California. These are everywhere.
- Garden Grove is close to Disneyland and a very Vietnamese area with lots of restaurants. Brodard Restaurant is a place I've been to and liked a lot.
- Mitsuwa is a Japanese market -- I believe there's one in Costa Mesa -- and they have a "food court" type of deal with all different kinds of Japanese food.
- Seabirds Kitchen is a cool vegan place also in Costa Mesa. Pretty diverse food options and a number of different teas/kombuchas.
- The Scratch Room is a very tasty breakfast/brunch place in Anaheim with diverse portions. They have this giant breakfast thing that's served on a big cutting board.
If there's anything other specific cuisine interests I can probably help some more.
- Grand Central Market in LA has like 10+ different restaurants and you can walk around and get a beer from a (used to be) local brewery while you're there.
- Tender Greens has a bunch of locations around LA. The food comes out fast but it's not fast food at all. Great if they're short on time.
- If they're interested in vegan food there's Real Food Daily, Cafe Gratitude, Sage...all of which have a creative menu and are very tasty.
- For Chinese Food, Monterey Park is near LA and has some great spots. I'm a big fan of Mama Lu's Dumpling House and Delicious Food Corner.
- Most of the "authentic" Mexican food comes from little holes in the wall and taco trucks. Can't give any specific recommendations that won't be super far away from them, but I would avoid anything that looks fancy or expensive.
Texan here, but I assume this advice should be universal across most of the border states: If it looks like the building used to be a gas station, none of the chairs inside match each other, and it has a name like "Taqueria Huenitan/Jalisco #413", then it's probably the exact kind of hole in the wall you are looking for.
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Din tai fung in costa mesa or or dumplings and noodles
Newport seafood for lobster and crab
Lawrys in beverly hills (best one in the chain)
Chengdu taste for sichuan food
Quarters in koreatown for kbbq
Pretty much any thai restaurant in thaitown/weho
Max's in glendale for filipino foos
Yojie for shabu shabu
Gen Kbbq for ayce kbbq
Daikoyouda for ramen in little tokyo, hakata ramen is nearby as well
Zafran Pot in culver city for indian
Bludsos for good american bbq
Trejos for tacos (owned by actor danny trejo)
Tons of places for shabu sbabu, chinese hot pot, dim sum, niu rou mian, dan dan mian, xlb
There is 626 night market event in orange county
There's some amazing NY pizza outside of NY. I'm not 18 anymore so I can't just eat pizza without feeling guilty (or fat af) anymore but I can't resist a good slice (Secret Pizza at the Cosmopolitan hotel in Vegas is really good)
Never been a fan of chicago deep dish, I had BJ's a month ago and almost fell into a coma after a slice or whatever tf you call one of those things.
Tecton-Today at 6:17 PM