I'm a college student near LA and looking to go to somewhere really cheap for my birthday this weekend. I'd be up for somewhere with awesome, out-of-this-world soup dumplings or an authentic Vietnamese place with a good variety of dishes (not just pho). I'm totally ok going somewhere dingy/hole-in-the wall. Preferably they could take reservations as its probably going to be a large group. Help me out chowhounders!!!