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Best Places To Eat For The Chinese New Year

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Celebrate Chinese New Year 2015, the Year of the Sheep, at one of these great Los Angeles restaurants featuring special menu offerings, tastings, and events for the lunar new year holiday. From weekend only specials to eight-course exclusive menus offered throughout the entire month, celebrate with your family, friends, and food this Chinese New Year.

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Little Sister
1131 Manhattan Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-2096

Little Sister in Manhattan Beach is always serving great offerings to dine on. To celebrate the Chinese new year, the restaurant will be offering tasty selections on their menu including imperial rolls with your choice of shrimp, crap, and pork, as well as shaky shaky beef, Vietnamese crepes, noodle and rice dishes and more. One thing is for sure: the Asian influenced dishes here are incredible.

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American Tea Room
909 S. Santa Fe Ave
Los Angeles CA 90021
(213) 239-9100

For those wanting to celebrate the Chinese New Year, stop by the American Tea Room to try their delicious teas. Typically enjoyed during the celebration, tea plays a central role in the holiday as traditionally on the first day the eldest generation sits together in the living room as the next generation offer tea utilizing proper tea etiquette. Teas ranging from their Long Jing Green Tea, grown on the slopes of the Tieh Mu Mountains, to the Antique Pu Er and their Ambrosia Organic White Tea, a sweeter tea with flavors and organic pieces of mango and apple will be on hand.

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208 Rodeo
208 Via Rodeo Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 275-2428
Date: February 8, 2016

Celebrate the year of the Monkey at 208 Rodeo. Now through Monday, February 8, enjoy festive dining specials for lunch and dinner at the quintessential Beverly Hills dining terrace at 208 Rodeo like Sesame Shrimp with tangerine reduction, sweet chili, sesame, and toasted coconut; a Chinese Chicken Salad ($21) with grilled chicken breast, Napa & red cabbage, kale, ginger, Fresno chilis, the infamous crispy wontons, and a sesame soy vinaigrette; and Hoisin Glazed Duck Breast ($32) with stir fried vegetables, udon noodles, mandarin, mango, and sesame. Appropriate for the New Year is the housemade Lychee Martini ($14), as lychee is thought to suggest the start of something new, and symbolize togetherness.

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900 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 743-8824
Date: February 9, 2016

Looking to celebrate Chinese New Year in style? Stop by WP24 by Wolfgang Puck, who will be debuting the first ever Traveling Night Market on February 9, 2016. The night will feature and include a traditional lion's dance, live stations featuring Chinese delicacies, and a three-course dinner inspired by the Year of the Monkey. In addition, there will also be a Chinese New Year menu available from February 10 to February and a Wishing Tree for guests to pick red envelopes filled with prizes and well wishes for the new year.

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141 S Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-3331
Dates: February 7, 2016 - February 13, 2016

For the Chinese New Year this year, Executive Chef Paul Lee welcomes luck and good fortune with terrific tasting menus which will showcase his bold cuisine made with the highest culinary standards. In addition to the three and five course tasting menus available, the restaurant will also treat diners to small red sachets, each with $8 bounce-back vouchers, redeemable for one month from 8pm to closing time. In fact, a few lucky bags will contain an $88 bounce-back voucher, too! Menu highlights include: drunken quail with roasted chicken consommé, and caviar, as well as barramundi with fermented black beans, and bok choy, and Shao Hsing braised pork belly with truffled steam bun, and cabbage.

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Komodo Pico
8809 W Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 246-5153

You can bet Komodo on Pico will be a great place to celebrate the new year with a variety of special Chinese dishes, including their Chinese Chicken Salad, and other Asian-style dishes that have Chinese influence written all over them.

Katie Bodell is the Blog Editor for Trekaroo, the largest family travel website in the U.S. She is also a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. See more on: Trekaroo | CheapOair | Google+ | Twitter.
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