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“Hole in the wall treat”

East Village Asian Diner
Ranked #39 of 314 Restaurants in Encinitas
Cuisines: Asian
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

We love this diner. Our favorite dish is the bowl. Piping hot bowl filled with delicious veggies, meat or tofu. You can hear it cooking! Plus their sauces are wonderful! They serve draft beer in icy cold mugs which is awesome on a hot day. Don't forget the apple wontons for desert!

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Thank philandliz
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

THis is such an unassuming place-you might miss it. Don't! This is asian comfort food--little (ok, BIG) bowls of rice and veggies with an egg on top-with your choice of protein. Our table tried chicken and salmon on ours (Four of us-two each). I will warn you -the portions are huge--so plan for take out or maybe even split a salad and then split a bowl if there are two of you. It is not a fancy place, and parking can sometimes be a problem--but search it it. You will come to crave it.

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Thank mookie61
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

We got here early on a Saturday evening and were so pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food, and the service. The food is Asian inspired, pot stickers are cooked to order, and terrific. Large portions, and nicely prepared. Servers were happy to explain the menu since we'd not been there before. They are open for lunch during the week, but only open for dinner on the weekend. This is a diner, pretty basic atmosphere, it's not a dress up place, and we loved that there were families enjoying the food too.

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Thank fooddr
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

What a busy hopping place and when you taste the food,you will know why! We appreciated the excellent service even when super busy and the food tasted fresh and well prepared. Would go back there anytime!

Thank Monique R
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

This funky little restaurant has been in my town for years now. I was craving Korean food after my first experience recently and concluded that East Village would be close to Korean. We ordered the Monk's Bowl. My husband got it with delicious thinly sliced marinated beef. Me with chicken. Both excellent. Portion sizes are good and if you don't have an appetite like me, you might even be able to share one. Great service. Wish I had dined here earlier.

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Thank chiefdomestique
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