With the almost endless amount of Monterey Park restaurants that show up when you search for something to eat in the area, it can feel like an overwhelming task to find the right restaurant to satisfy your cravings.
But have no fear, we are going to make your life a little bit easier. Our local guide has handpicked the 14 best restaurants that Monterey Park has to offer.
The 12 Best Monterey Park Restaurants
There are many ramen joints that could make our list of the best restaurants in Monterey Park, but Daikokuya is by far our number one pick.
There will most likely be a line, but the ramen here is so completely worth it that you will totally forget about the little annoyance once you get to slurp the broth that has been meticulously labored over for hours and hours.
Don’t forget to order their gyoza, which is made fresh daily and is the perfect way to wet your appetite. If you are feeling particularly hungry, order their ramen combination and get the fried rice or the pork cutlet bowl. Thank me later when you are stuffed and feeling completely satisfied with the brilliant meal that you just consumed.
111 N Atlantic Blvd Ste 241 Monterey Park, CA 91754
Ravello Osteria is arguably one of the best Italian restaurants in Monterey Park.
Authenticity is the focus here, and it shows. All the pasta here is made in-house and made by hand and they only uses the finest ingredients to craft their wonderfully flavored food.
Ravello’s excellent reputation among locals and food fans has been cemented thanks to their classic dishes like spaghetti carbonara, mushroom ravioli, lobster linguini, pork wings and of course their pizza, which is constructed using their massive brick oven pizza.
2315 S Garfield Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91754
Mandarin Noodle House
Mandarin Noodle House is a restaurant that has stood the test of time and has been in business for over 4 generations, proudly serving the community some of the best Taiwanese food in the area.
The locations is quaint and small and has a homey feel to it. The menu is loaded with many tempting selection, and while everything here is delicious, we have our favorites.
Start with the cold pickle cucumber salad and order as many dumpling as you have an appetite for. The beef noodle soup is a must order and the fried pork chops and the beef roll will knock your socks off. Everything here is made with incredible flavor and imbued with passion.
Mandarin Noodle house is definitely one of our favorite places to eat in Monterey Park.
701 W Garvey Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91754
Kaiba Japanese Restaurant
Kaiba serves some of the best sushi in Monterey park and that’s made abundantly clear by the fact that it’s always packed with adoring patrons.
Another thing we love most about this popular Japanese restaurant is they also serve ramen and udon and its really good too. It’s on par with some of the best in the city.
If you are looking for a Monterey Park restaurant that that serves up consistently reliable Japanese food in a friendly and inviting environment and with great service, look no further than Kaiba.
816 S Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754
Tokyo Fried Chicken
Tokyo Fried Chicken is serving up some of the best fried chicken in a 20 mile radius. Nothing else compares.
The fried chicken here is perfect. Crispy on the outside, juicy, tender and full of full of flavor on the inside. Order the 3-piece box. It comes with chicken rice, pickled ginger cabbage, your choice of a side and their savory ponzu sauce.
I’ve eaten here countless times, stuffed myself to the gills and I never get sick of it. It’s absolutely addicting and definitely one of the best Monterey Park restaurants that you can reliably count on for delicious food.
122 S Atlantic Blvd Monterey Park, CA 91754
Aloha Food Factory
When you are in the mood for flavors of the Island, look no further than Aloha Food Factory. They are the best Hawaiian restaurant in Monterey Park and second is not even close.
You can find all your Hawaiian favorites on the menu including: loco moco, spam musubi, kalua pig, kalbi chicken katsu, teriyaki chicken and much much more! Get a 2-item combo plate if you are hungry. They are super generous with the portions and will stuff your plate with a nap-inducing amount of food.
If you are there for breakfast, you must get their macadamia nut pancakes. It will change your perspective on life! –
2990 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91803
Banh Mi My Tho
Banh Mi My Tho easily places on our list of best Monterey Park restaurants.
There is no where else in the city where you can get a delicious and filling gourmet sandwich for under $6. Yes, you read that right UNDER $6!
If you never had a Vietnamese banh mi sandwich, I suggest you stop reading this, get in your car and head to Banh Mi My Tho now. You can thank me later when you bite into the crispy baguette and experience an explosion of flavors from the cold cuts and the pickled vegetables and the pate and the cilantro.
But wait, there’s more! They also have a nice selection of broken rice dishes and appetizers and sweets and of course they are all super easy on the wallet.
304 W Valley Blvd Alhambra, CA 91803
It only takes one visit to see why locals are crazy about Cook’s Torta and why it makes our list of the best restaurants in Monterey Park.
They have a massive selection of tortas with all sorts of unique and wonderful combinations. And while there is no wrong order here, we have our favorites. The Cubana is a wonderful marriage of flavors between the chicken, ham, bacon, mozzarella cheese and the garlic spread and the Al Pastor delights the taste buds with the marinated pork, pineapple, avocado and chipotle sauce.
1944 S Atlantic Blvd Monterey Park, CA 91754
Thai Paradise is one of the best rated restaurants in Monterey Park and for good reason. They are serving up the most delicious Thai food in the San Gabriel Valley and anyone who’s ever been here will back up this statement
It’s one of those places where you can take a Thai grandma and she would be pleasantly surprised by the authenticity of the cooking here.
Whether you order the pad thai, curries, rice dishes or noodle dishes, there is no way to be disappointed, everything is phenomenal. My go to orders are the Pad Prik King, Ong Choy, Pappaya Salad, Thai Omelette or the Thai BBQ pork.
141 N Atlantic Blvd #113, Monterey Park, CA 91754
When you want the best Hainan chicken outside of Singapore, you go to Savoy Kitchen. They’ve been opened for 30 years and they have really perfected this dish.
Hainan chicken is the national dish of Singapore and is a straightforward dish that consists of poached chicken served with rice and a few dipping sauces.
The chicken is super tender and moist and almost melts in your mouth. The rice is steeped in chicken fat and comes out imbued with this wonderful and aromatic flavor and the consistency is soft and fluffy. Add in the dipping sauce and you have a harmonic medley of flavors that makes you want to come back time and time again.
Savoy is absolutely one of our favorite Monterey Park restaurants.
138 E Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91801
Mama Lu Dumpling House
Don’t let it’s small and modest location fool you, Mama Lu Dumpling House may be a hole-in-the-wall restaurant, but it is serving some of the best Chinese/Taiwanese food in Monterey Park.
When you come here you must order the xiao long bao, they are on par with some of the best in the city. Suck out some of the juice and then pop one of those bad boys in your mouth and you will see instantly see what all the hype is about.
You need to strategically choose when to come, as there is a persistent line out the door and they don’t take reservations.
Mama Lu serves up some of the best food the San Gabriel Valley and easily gets a top spot on our list of best Monterey Park restaurants.
153 E Garvey Ave Monterey Park, CA 91755
Brew Kitchen Bar
Brew Kitchen is the perfect place for those time when you want some good food and some good beer.
The beer selection is vast and has something for everyone. They have hoppy IPAs, fruity and sours, lagers, ales and if you aren’t in the mood for beer they have soju cocktails and wine.
When it comes to food you can’t go wrong with one of their signature burgers, their fish and chips or their buffalo ranch chicken sandwich.
They have a nice outdoor patio with great ambiance and is the perfect way to spend a couple hours in the afternoon or evening with friends or loved ones.
2328 S Garfield Ave A, Monterey Park, CA 91754
Borneo Kalimantan Cuisine
If you are ever interested in trying Malaysian food, look no further than Borneo Kalimantan. The food here is spectacular and is the best representation of Malay food in Los Angeles and probably all of Southern California.
If you are new to Malay food, get the Laska. It’s a soup noodle dish that consists of a curry coconut soup base and is sprinkled with shrimp, fish cake, fried tofu, marinated egg, bean sprouts and fried shallots. The roti is another can’t miss dish. It’s basically a pan grilled pancake that comes with a flavorful dipping sauce and it’s really, really tasty!
19 South Garfield Ave Unit A Alhambra, CA 91801
What list of Monterey Park restaurants would be complete without a Dim Sum restaurant in it?
Although there is quite a few notable Dim Sum restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley, the one that we come back to time and time again is Lunasia.
The quality of the dim sum is some of the best in Los Angeles and the service is fast and attentive. There are no carts and you just order through the QR code.
At peak Dim Sum hours (weekend mornings and holidays) expect a long line, but you can utilize Yelp’s wait-list feature to help time your arrival.
Lunasia is no doubt one of Monterey Parks best restaurants.
500 W Main St Alhambra, CA 91801