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Our Favorite Chinatown Haunts

We asked the Vegas Seven staff: What is your favorite Chinatown haunt, Chinese or otherwise?

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It is like a mini-vacation to a South Seas Disneyland with booze and an O.G. ska soundtrack. I love disappearing inside on a weekday afternoon with a bag of burgers, grabbing a seat near the fountain and drifting off to another place. –James P. Reza, Ask a Native columnist

Kushiyaki Inyo

One might expect the line for tables at this Japanese tapas restaurant to be out the door, considering it’s a Chinatown haunt, but it’s actually pretty spacious inside and ideal for those late-night, drunken grubfests with friends. The Brussels sprouts doused in delicious tosazu sauce, bulgogi fries and chicken wings are all must-trys. –Amber Sampson, web editor

Big Wong

Located inside the plaza that houses Raku, this joint serves excellent noodle soups, Hainan chicken and mild curry dishes, many for $5–$8. But the play is the chicken wings with jalapeños—eight for $5.95. Place an order and get a beer in Kilroy’s across the parking lot while you wait. –Anthony Curtis, The Deal columnist

Pho Kim Long

The name alone elicits giggles and knee slaps from dining companions. Also, hot, steaming pho at 3 a.m.? You can’t beat that. (Full disclosure: I’ve never gone there at 3 a.m., because that’s hours past my bedtime, but it’s comforting to know that I have that option.) –Genevie Durano, managing editor

Sweets Raku

This dessert spot is No. 1. And then there’s Kung Fu Tea when I can’t afford Sweets Raku. –Krystal Ramirez, staff photographer

China Mama

The soup dumplings are so perfectly served and full of personality they could win a slam poetry contest. –Ryan Doherty, chief experience officer

District One

It’s not officially a coworking space, but for the price of chef Khai Vu’s delicious soups, noodle and rice dishes and seafood, those wide tables and booths are about the best place to take back-to-back meetings, hold a working lunch or pretty much just post up amid the industry-friendly staff and let that sweet, sweet Vietnamese coffee power you through your next project. –Xania Woodman, senior editor, dining, beverage and nightlife

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