9488 Valley Boulevard
Rosemead, CA 91770
Phone: (626) 228-0528
Fax: (626) 228-0522
Herald as one of the best dim sum joints in all of California, its easy to see why this Chinese eatery is so popular. Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant is tucked away in the Rosemead suburb of Los Angeles and offers a staggering amount of specialty dishes and delectable dim sum options. Standard pork buns step aside here to make room for more inventive versions like their flaky, sweet, yellow exterior with barbecue pork and steamed spinach on the insides or their famed pineapple pork buns. Rather than ordering off a cart, like most traditional dim sum places, patrons look at the extensive menu (with pictures of course) and circle the correlating number on a piece of paper to be handed to their server. Whether you come for dinner or lunch, prepare yourself for a marathon of eating!
Large, fast and tasty—that's what one can say to describe Pho Pasteur. 19 variations of the signature dish are served up speedily. For the uninitiated, pho is a traditional Vietnamese meal, consisting of noodles in chicken or beef broth and garnished with juicy chunks of meat, herbs and spices. Other recommendations include egg and shrimp rolls and Hue Tieu, a hearty pork-and-seafood noodle soup. Don't miss out on the bamboo décor as you click your chopsticks and smack your lips over a steaming bowl. At dessert, a tall glass of tropical fruit shake—avocado, jackfruit or the stinky, yet delicious durian—winds things up nicely. The place is inexpensive, which contributes to the bustling crowds that come here, especially on weekends. Call ahead for restaurant hours.
Innovative recipes and a focus on authentic Mexican flavors have earned rich accolades for Babita Mexicuisine. Mexico-born chef Roberto Berrelleza offers an innovative menu of Southern Mexican specialties. Traditional favorites and contemporary creations appear in equal measure throughout the menu, and you can even try dishes you might never have heard of before. Menu specialties include Chileson Nogada, Lamb Shank Mixiote and Chile Relleno Oaxaqueno. The extensive wine list offers something from almost all the major wine producing regions and has some interesting pairing options. The dining room, with its flowing drapes, richly carpeted floor and wooden accents is an elegant affair. Established in 1999, Babita Mexicuisine is widely regarded as one of the best in the region attracting patrons from as far as central Los Angeles.
While the food is good, you'll probably leave here remembering that you've just visited a place that really may stock more types of beers than any other restaurant in the U.S. The owner, Sam Samaniego, is a beer connoisseur and can tell you which beer to order with just about every menu entree. Furthermore, he personally prepares all of the food and is especially proud of his soups, ribs, spaghetti sauce, and peanut & butter sandwiches. You'll find all of the favorite American sandwiches on the menu, including a Grilled Cheese, Bacon-Lettuce-and-Tomato Wonder and Turkey. Each sandwich is stuffed full, hence the name of the restaurant.
Dine on all things wacky at this eclectic restaurant, located around 15 minutes east of downtown Los Angeles. From aardvark, ostrich and fox meat to snake salad, alligator curry, and sautéed kangaroo, they seem to have it all. Healthy doses of condiments such as veggies, spices, pickles and sauces add to the flavors. The faint-hearted may order the more staid clams in black bean sauce, shrimp, and the salt and pepper crab. Phong Dinh calls itself the "home of the original famous Hau Giang baked fish". What kind are they talking about? Taste and see!
A name meaning 'family' in Japanese, No. 1 Kazoku welcomes you into an abode where you can relish the exotic flavors of Japan. But No. 1 Kazoku offers you Japanese cuisine with a difference; the preparations blend in American culinary traditions to create a fusion of Japanese and American flavors. Try the house special rolls like Kazoku Roll, red and Green Caterpillar, The Meaty Child and Baked Langostino Roll that amalgamate the essence of the east and west. Choose from their list of sakes to enhance your dining experience at No. 1 Kazoku.
Din Tai Fung is a must visit restaurant in LA, a little piece of Asia in the neighborhood. Since it is was rated as one of the top ten restaurants in the world by the "New York Times" it has attracted celebrities, politicians and of course, the main crowds. A big tip is to arrive 15 minutes early before the restaurants opens to avoid the wait of 45 minutes. The juicy pork dumplings are flavorful and tasty, like a bite of heaven, and make sure you try the xiao long bao, it is just irresistible. This modern restaurant has a buzzing atmosphere, the service is excellent and quick, the staff is nice and polite. This crowd pleaser establishment has high standards when it comes to food and customers. If it is Chinese/Taiwanese that you are craving for, Din Tai Fung is the right place to go.
Clearman's North Woods Inn of San Gabriel is known for their succulent steaks, fresh seafood and signature cheese bread and red cabbage salad. Set in a log cabin ambience with Tiffany style lamps, the food is served in large portions. When you enter you will be greeted by the sight of their sign perched on a slab cut from a thousand year old grand redwood tree. Enjoy the hearty food and relish the happy hour at the bar.
The Greek scenes painted on the walls, coupled with the restaurant's pretty white tablecloths, create a pleasant atmosphere in this little place called Wahib's Middle East Restaurant. Whether you want to drop in for a Mediterranean-style breakfast or a meal served later on in the day, you won't be disappointed. Consider ordering one of the excellent lamb entrees or vegetarian dishes. Some diners come here just for the Lebanese sushi or the sauteed frog legs. You will also see people who like the sauteed lamb brain and other Middle Eastern specialties. This restaurant also serves lamb liver raw or sauteed.
Famous for its pastrami, this fast food joint is a Los Angeles favorite with nine other locations. The Hat is a charming 1950's diner featuring kitschy decor and a simple, straight forward menu. Pastrami dip sandwiches, are of course, the highlight of the menu and served on a French roll with mustards and pickles. Burgers, cold sandwiches, hot dogs and sides like fries, onion rings, and potato salad round out the offerings. Call ahead to order and bypass the usual lines found here!
The pork dishes and seafood entrees at Lake Spring Cuisine keep many people coming back so often that many of the regulars know each other rather well. If you want to appear like you really know the place, order the Grass Green Jade Shrimp and see what you've been missing. You can dip each piece in one of several delicious sauces. Be sure to come in a bit early for most meals since this is a very popular restaurant. You'll be pleased to discover that there's plenty of room to park out in the restaurant's own lot.
Steamed buns prepared in the Chinese flair are the major draw at Mama's Lu Dumpling House. The spacious restaurant exudes an unpretentious ambience so that the exotic flavors of the food are highlighted. Dumplings and noodles dominate the menu, with pork dumplings being the most popular. The pork chops are a delight too. What makes Mama's Lu a favorite with her loyal patrons, are the huge servings and reasonably priced meals. Mama's Lu Dumpling House does not accept credit cards, so carry ample cash wile visiting.