Chinese

Sugar Spice Cafe

227 W. Valley Blvd., Ste. 168A, Los Angeles, CA, 91776

626-308-3777

The menu received a complete overhaul in November, and now the cozy restaurant serves what might be the best Shanghai soup dumplings in the city…

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Tasty Garden

288 W. Valley Blvd., Ste. 110, Los Angeles, CA, 91801

626-300-8262

There’s something of the coffee shop about this minichain, which has three locations in Southern California. All are brightly lit; all are animated; heck, they even serve tea in diner mugs…

Website: http://www.tastygarden.net/

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Tasty Noodle House

827 W. Las Tunas Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 91776

626-284-8898

The menu’s first three pages of northern Chinese soups, dumplings, potstickers, and steamed buns are merely a prelude.

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WP24

900 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90015

213-743-8800

Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant is not glitch free. Yet there is something thrilling about looking down on a knot of freeways from a dining room situated 24 stories above downtown’s L.A. Live.

Website: http://www.wolfgangpuck.com/restaurants/fine-dining/57129

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Xiang Wei Lou

227 W. Valley Blvd., Ste. 118A, Los Angeles, CA, 91776

Mao Zedong’s native province of Hunan is famous for its use of superspicy chilies. This spot offers classic peasant dishes such as…

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Yung Ho Tou Chiang

533 W Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA, 91778

626-570-0860

For those whose idea of dim sum is limited to Cantonese delights, Yung Ho Tou Chiang is an eye-opener.

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Yunnan Garden

545 W. Las Tunas Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 91776

626-308-1896

Offering dishes from China’s three spiciest cuisines (Hunan, Szechuan, and Yunnan), this is capsaicin heaven…

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