If you are exploring the downtown area of Los Angeles, be sure to make your way to Chinatown. This historic part of Los Angeles is a great area to explore, especially the Chinatown Central Plaza. If you are looking for a place to eat in the Chinatown area but don’t no where to start, check out some of these local favorites in Chinatown.
For a relaxing lounge environment to enjoy with friends, stop by Melody Bar located at 939 N. Hill Street, located near the Chinatown Central Plaza. The bar offers excellent cocktails, an extensive beer selection and beautiful Chinese lanterns that decorate the ceiling of the bar. So whether you enjoy beer or are more into cocktails, this place is sure to impress. On most nights, there is also live music as well. Be sure to stop by on Sundays as they offer karaoke rom 9:30pm until closing every Sunday.
When you’re in the mood for classic fried chicken options, be sure to stop by Howlin’ Rays. Options include chicken and waffles, which is served with butter & maple syrup as well as The Sando, boneless breast, sauce, slaw, pickles and a butter bun sandwich. You can also try their wings, quarter bird, half bird or boneless breast. The real appeal to Howlin’ Rays is their hot sauces. Choose from country (no heat) to X-Hot. If you’re feeling brave, try their Howlin’ sauce that is ranked as 10++ on the heat scale, you’ve been warned!
For traditional chinese fare, look no further than Won Kok restaurant. While the outside looks like your typical hole in the wall, the food inside the restaurant is sure to impress. You can purchase dim sum, egg tarts, and rice cakes right at the counter or sit down for more of a traditional sit down dinner. Great options include the mongolian chicken, chow mein and the beef chow fun. Enjoy good portions, tasty food and low prices! You’ll find Won Kok Restaurant at 210 Alpine St in LA.