Moving this topic out of the WSGV update thread, San Gabriel Hui Tou Xiang opened Friday at 1643 N. Cahuenga Bl in space which has been occupied by like 10 different Chinese restaurants in 30 years, none of them any good. (I know. I tried them all.). So it’s stunning to see a San Gabriel gem open up here. They’ve got their signature Hui Tou dumplings
Well, it is just around the corner from the LA branch of Tao. Indeed I thought I wouldn’t make it to Hui Tou Xiang because some kind of event at Tao was causing a massive traffic tie up and ate up all the street parking.
Really great sesame noodles and spicy wontons.
Such a surprising location - really hope they make it.
Lots of beer taps - not serving yet.
Hate to sound completely nihilistic but the rent must be a bitch, parking - fuggedaboutit, and neighborhood interest probably near nonexistent (unless they can figure out how to serve cannabinoidpotstickers).
Had dinner here tonight. Can’t make sense of the location they chose. It’s not a pleasant area, parking is non existant, and the space itself isn’t that inviting. But having a Chinese restaurant of this caliber near me is pretty awesome.
The stand out dishes were the braised beef Noodle soup and pork hui tou. The noodles had an awesome chew. Not sure if it’s made in house but it was some of the best noodles I’ve had.
XLB was good but the wrapper was on the thicker side. I prefer thinner wraps but I guess that’s a personal preference. The flavor of the filling and soup was excellent. My 8 year old said she prefers DTF.
I was extremely pleased to find them when i needed something quick in Hollywood the other day. Ducked in at 3pm and was able to park right in front. That part of Hollywood at night should be avoided entirely.