Archive for July, 2006

China Gate

365 S. Mountain Avenue
Upland, CA 91786

A Chinese restaurant in the nearby area of HMC, down Mountain Ave., in the plaza that has Trader Joes.  One person mentioned that it was more Schezuan style, which they liked.  I ordered a spicy chicken dish off of the Chef’s Specials part of the menu, and was very satisfied — spicy and delicious.  The others whom I went with this time ordered: A beef soup, a sizzling beef dish, and a spicy beef dish.  All were very satisfied with their food orders, and all were fairly quick to come after our ordering them (except the soup which was very fast to arrive at the table).  We ate quickly through the rice (average); the tea was average as well.

A bit more expensive than restaurants such as China Star, but perhaps so because we each ordered a dish and only shared a tiny bit — which left plenty of leftovers.  A delicious meal overall.

Atmosphere: Oriental, but not too much decoration
Price: 6
Taste: 8
Service: 8
Food Amount: 10
Average Rating: 8


July 22, 2006 at 1:32 am 4 comments

Sakana: Teppan Steak & Sushi Bar

820 W. Foothill Blvd.,
Upland , CA 91786

Although I’m not a sushi eater at heart, we went to this restaurant for lunch, where they have half off sushi during lunch. We ordered the sushi boat (which serves two and includes chicken teryaki, beef teryaki, california rolls, tempura shrimp and vegetables, and fried potatoes) and four sushi plates. The one I did try (besides the food from the boat) was called sweet egg and I thought it was very good. They all seemed to love the sushi, so I would count on them knowing and saying it was fabulous. I thought the restaurant to be very clean, and the service was slow, but it was busy for the lunch hour considering. Besides the dining room (where we ate) they also have hibachi grills where they make the fancy show of cooking your food in front of you in another room.

Atmosphere: Oriental with 80s music playing in the background
Price: 8 for lunch, probably 6 for dinner
Taste: 9
Service: 6
Food Amount: 7
Average Rating: 8

July 22, 2006 at 1:16 am Leave a comment

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