My wife and I are planning on taking a Westside friend for her first visit to Monterey Park, Alhambra or San Gabriel for a Chinese dinner. We go fairly often, but our choices are usually limited to Islamic Chinese in the Great Mall or Mei Long Village. We've been to Harbor Seafood as well. What were looking for is something more than a hole in the wall, with interesting atmosphere and food-- a special experience for her to take back west across the 405. Suggestions would be appreciated. TIA.