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Hop Louie

950 Mei Ling Way, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1759 (Central L.A)
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Ranked #2,055 of 8,471 restaurants in Los Angeles
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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75% Recommend
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Waitress was rude. Another party asked her to take a picture for them and although she was busy which is understood she didnt have to make them feel like they were asking for the impossible and yelling she was busy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Stumbled onto Hop Louie attracted by Chinese architecture. We decided to go in for a meal. Restaurant is upstairs, a bar downstairs. Red carpet on stairs needs replacing but fine when you get to restaurant area. Done out in typical Chinese style looks good. We ordered the "family meal special for 2"......cost $18.55 all inclusive....soup, entree, 4 mains. Meal and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

I stopped in late evening, ordered take out and waited for its preparation in the bar downstairs..The bartender was cool; one of those grouchy-cares about you more than shows-by the time you leave you want to spend all day with-types. I'd heard about Hop Louies from friends and finally went to find it a classic, (albiet very 'cool') Chinese restaurant... More

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Westchester, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

It's hard to find good, old fashioned Cantonese food anymore. After Nixon's visit to China, other cuisines have become more popular. If you miss the mainstay Chinese food of the '60s and earlier, here is a place that stills serves it. The first clue was the egg flower soup. Most places serve a variation noticeably thickened with cornstarch or have... More

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Valencia, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2011

Decided to take the Goldline from Pasadena to Chinatown & have lunch & cocktails here on a Sat. Read some reviews before we had gone & decided to go & see for ourselves. When we walked in the place it wreaked of cigarettes, that should have been our 1st clue not to stay. Went upstairs to the dining room &... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2008

There are a lot of good Chinese places in chinatown of course, but most people rank this one at or near the top of the list for quality and a true chinatown experience. Located in the tallest pagoda in chinatown, it's building itself is a landmark and cool to check out even if you don't eat there. The bar down... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2008

It's not "real" Chinese, but it's still fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2008

only for drinks

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