SGV Chinese w/ Outdoor Dining

It’d be nice to have a list here. I can’t think of too many places that have enough space to do it.
I noted a pretty big outdoor setup at Ho Kee San Gabriel.
What else is there?

NBC pretty much took over the entire section of the parking lot in front of their doors. Couldn’t see in to determine spacing or what dividers, if any, there are. I was across the street at Action Sales.

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This was taken from the midpoint of tent.

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killer noodle AKA tsujita light and another (i believe hot pot specialist but i could be wrong) restaurant have outdoor seating in the parking lot in the san gabriel hilton plaza. there’s also some big HK cafe style place on valley at the end of the mall just east of the BOFA. generally, it’s going to be places in malls/plazas with off the street parking are going to be the only places that might offer outdoor seating.

it’s vietnamese but 5 stars hue in alhambra deserves a mention as they offer some central vietnamese offerings not commonly found. they were fortunate to have a location on the end of a building and they more or less annexed the empty space on the side to set up tables outdoors.


A few places have fairly extensive outdoor dining areas besides NBC, such as Tang Gong Seafood, Baccali Cafe, U2 Cafe and I believe EAT Bistro. These are all restaurants in freestanding buildings, except Tang Gong which is located in a center where all the other places on their floor are out of business. Restaurants located in shopping centers often have a limited small tent outdoor seating area equal to the parking slots directly in front of their restaurant. The large Grand Harbor in Temple City has a couple of small tents, as does NC Peking Duck in Industry. Some strip centers have one or two small tents for each of their tenants.

Also the commonly owned Atlantic Seafood and OK Cafe in Atlantic Times Square

Capital Seafood in Arcadia has covered patio seating. Menu is somewhat abbreviated. The previously large staff has been reduced, but wait time is not excessive. Dim sum is still good.


Capital Seafood in Monterey Park has a huge tent in the parking lot.
Dim Sum served. But there was only one cart when I went during weekday lunch.

Not Chinese, but my friend said that Oo-Kook has outdoor seating (not sure if many places in K-Town are doing that, so thought this might be useful info).

Wow. Thank you!