Phoenix Inn Chinese Cuisine
Location: Chinatown, 301 Ord St, Los Angeles | Number: 213-629-2812 | Hours: 11 am-1 am
Had the Szechuan Beef and Kung Pau chicken dishes, which were absolutely delicious, along with a generous portion of rice packed tightly in a separate container. Service is polite, fast and attentive. Ambiance offers an intimate dining experience with KOST FM playing softly in the background, although perhaps traditional Chinese music would be preferable to add that certain cultural content for enhanced total environment dining.
The building really comes alive at night, with neon aglow, drawing the eye to satisfy the appetite. Open until 1am, it is very convenient for nyctophiles.
Just like if you want genuine Mexican or Italian cuisine, go to the appropriate neighborhoods to get the authentic experience. Likewise, if you want authentic Chinese cuisine, go to a Chinese neighborhood, and this establishment is right in the middle of Chinatown. The "mom & pop" places are the best, being as close to the country of origin as possible. ∞