Category Archives: restaurants

Sagami

Sagami is a good place for quick Japanese food.  They’ve got various types of rice bowls and sushi.  It’s only takeout but there are tables outside if it’s a nice day.   It gets pretty crowed at lunch.  There’s also about 6 other takeout places there if you’ve got a hunger for Japanese food and […]

Picnic Garden

This is a Korean Style BBQ and it’s all you can eat.  At lunch time on a weekday it’s only 8$ and that includes soft drinks.  At a Korean BBQ you cook the food on a grill at your table.  Since this is all you can eat they’ve got bars (similar to salad bars) except […]

Ocean Star

In Monterey Park, this is one of the most popular Dim Sum places.  I’m sure you could wait an hour even on a weekday.  The place is huge too.  If you really want the Dim Sum experience this is the place to go. Also, Monterey Park and the areas nearby are heavily populated by Chinese […]

Noodle Planet

There are two or three for these.  The one pictured above is in Westwood on Westwood Blvd.  There is another on Valley Blvd in Monterey Park just west of Garfield.  They have a ton of noodle dishes (and several non-noodle dishes) from lots of different Asian cultures.  My favorite is the Noodle Planet Pho.  It’s […]

99ramen

A great ramen place to try is in Ebisu. I think it’s called 99 ramen (or quew jew quew).  To get there, exit Ebisu station through the West exit and then walk to the main road and turn right back under the train tracks.  Continue down that road a couple of blocks until you get […]

Claim Jumper

Claim Jumper’s claim to fame is their huge portions.  I seriously doubt most people could finish a meal there or even just dessert.  The food’s usually not bad though it’s definitely not great either.  There is almost always a wait for dinner though. Directions: There are quite a few of these around.  Here’s one. Take […]

Houston’s

Houston’s is a national chain.  The have a very small menu.  Their two specialties are (1) Their Spinach Dip which they claim was named one of the 10 best things to eat in L.A.  I agree. (2) Their ribs which they call knife and fork ribs.   These ribs are so tender you usually don’t […]

Filipino place on South

You’re going to have to ask my friend Rose about this one.  It’s good, it’s authentic, but I haven’t the slightest idea what to order nor do I remember exactly how to get there.  Assuming there is only one Tower Records in Cerritos you could look that up because it’s in the same shopping center.  […]

Canters

What can I tell you about Canters?  It’s BIG, It’s open 24 hours.  It’s much better than Jerry’s Deli.  It’s got Jewish deli like food.  Not a bad choice for that late night dining.