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Reno restaurants we've tried and liked

bill2975 | Jul 24, 2004 01:13 PM

Disclaimer: Your mileage may vary...

Here's a list of restaurants in the Reno area that we like. The list is based on our experiences since moving here two years ago.

A few side comments before putting up the list:
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The best restaurant meal I've had in Reno (twice!) is at the White Orchid in the Peppermill casino. While it costs a fortune, it will be in the 2005 Reno/Tahoe Entertainment Book, available in late August, 2004, so you can pay for the book ($20) just by going to the White Orchid.

One of my favorites is Pho 777 for Vietnamese. Great chicken soup and "bun" dishes for very cheap (cash) prices.

Casa de Oro (behind Big O Tires at Kietzke and Gentry) for the wonderful, inexpensive carnitas burritos they turn out from their tiny kitchen.

Rickshaw's Asian Bistro on South Virginia - two very good meals there - perhaps we've been unlucky, but good Chinese food seems hard to find here in Reno. (And, no, I haven't had any luck at Palais de Jade - better was Szechuan Garden across the street, but it's not great, either)

Wish list - somebody please, please open a really good Persian restaurant here!

A list of (IMHO) decent Reno area restaurants, finally:
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Vietnamese:
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Pho 777 - 201 E. Second St.
Golden Flower - 205 W. Fifth St.
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Mexican:
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Casa de Oro takeout - Kietzke & Gentry Way
El Adobe - Arroyo
Murrieta's - Neil & Peckham
Lupita's - 668 E. Prater Way, Sparks - 355-1770
El Borracho - S. Virginia
Superior Taqueria - Sparks
Bertha Miranda's - Lake St.
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Thai:
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Cafe de Thai - Longley Lane
Bangkok Thai - Mt. Rose & S. Virginia - 322-0299
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BBQ:
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BJ's BBQ - 754 N McCarran - 355-1010
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Chinese:
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Rickshaw's Asian Bistro - 4944 S. Virginia St. - 828-2335
P.F. Chang's China Bistro - 5180 Kietzke Lane - 825-9800
Golden Fortune - 345 N. Virginia St., inside Eldorado
Dynasty - 1185 California - 786-5768
Szechuan Garden - 903 W. Moana - 827-6333
Shanghai - 1269 Baring - Sparks - 358-1122
Beijing Palace - 4250 Cochise St., Carson City
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Italian
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Viaggio
La Vecchia - 3501 S. Virginia St. - 825-1113
Johnny's - 4245 W. Fourth St., 747-4511
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Pizza:
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Blind Onion Pizza - 3605 King's Row - 747-7744
Blue Moon Pizza - 6135 Lakeside - 825-1120
Sparky's - 18603 Wedge Parkway - 851-3999
JJ's Pie Co.
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Other:
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White Orchid - Peppermill
Beaujolais Bistro - 130 West St. - 323-2227
Rapscallion Seafood House and Bar
Brunch - Atlantis or Peppermill
Sage Creek Grille (breakfast) - S. Virginia
Lu Lou's - S. Virginia
Placido's
Nugget Diner - the AwfulAwful - Inside the Nugget casino, 233 N. Virginia St., (775) 323-0716
India Garden - 1565 S. Virginia Street - 337-8002
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Breakfast
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Peg's Glorified Ham & Eggs
Dish Cafe - 855 Mill St. - 348-8264
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Truckee:
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Dragonfly (Asian Cuisine) - 10118 Donner Pass Road,
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Gardnerville
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J.T. Basque Bar & Dining Room

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