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Member Reviews (9)
- Green ZoneJan 31, 2014
Looking for something healthy in SGV, well, this would be the closest 'healthy' Chinese food you can find. Green Zone provides you the organic almost everything. Despite the parking, the wait maybe long as well. Green zone is known for their organic Hainan chicken with either white rice or brown rice (additional cost).
- clams sautéed in white wine & garlic broth + angel hair pasta
- Prawn tofu wraps are great starters
- Wonton noodle soup - no MSG
Overall, the most healthiest Chinese food you can find.
- Green ZoneMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 1Jan 27, 2014
I don't come up to LA often but when I do you know I certainly wouldn't waste an opportunity to have a delicious meal. My god-brother recommended this spot and I will admit the terms "Chinese" and "organic" didn't seem kosher to me; however, the positive reviews appealed my senses and I was eager to see what all the fuss was about.We did everything family-style, though any one of these items certainly could stand alone entree.
We started off with a pot of Blueberry Rooibos ($3.5), which was a delightfully fragrant beverage that was caffeine-free too! Sweet! But even better was the fact that there was unlimited hot water refills, so I'm pretty sure we drank our money's worth. After sipping our aromatic tea we decided on the following items..
Steamed Cabbage and Pork Gyoza ($7): Hand made organic cabbage gyoza, served with ginger vinaigrette & soya sauce. As a dumpling connoisseur I can attest to these delicious pockets of joy. The fillings were tender, not overly cooked and the varied dipping sauces added a hint of saltiness to the gyozas.
Hainan Chicken and Rice ($8) A poached organic boneless, skinless chicken over lemongrass flavored rice, served with ground ginger scallion paste, garlic chilli sauce & sweet soy sauce. The most popular item on the menu certainly did not disappoint. The chicken was smooth and the rice accompaniment was extremely tasty. I believe they used chicken stock to make it extremely flavorful.
Pork Chop Rice ($8): Pork chop marinated to perfection with lemongrass, Asian herbs and spices, then grilled and served with fresh vegetables and steamed white rice. The pork chop was amazing, though I wished the rice tasted more like the Hainan Chicken rice.
Satay Beef and Enoki Noodle Soup ($8.5): Cantonese style stir fried beef in satay sauce with enoki mushroom served in hot soup with noodles of your choice. This was my favorite item among the entrees and if you're going to order anything this item will not disappoint.
Wonton and Egg Noodle - Hong Kong Style ($7): MSG-free soup with pork & shrimp wonton is derived from 3 generations of family recipes. A solid dish that would appease any Cantonese patrons.
It's awful. The spaces are small and the drivers here are aggressive. I would recommend parking next door (supermaket plaza) and walk on over. You'll thank me later.
Overall, I had a fantastic time at this restaurant and would definitely come again. Order the Hainan Chicken, Pork Chop Rice, or Satay Beef and Enoki Noodle Soup and you're set, though... finding parking may be an adventure, but It's worth it!! Just do it!!!
- Green ZoneCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4First to ReviewOct 21, 2013
wonderful organic restaurant!!! an asian one too!! amazingly good service here. their flavored ice teas is a must. i like the appetizer sampler and i like their sukiyaki w/ rice.
- Green ZoneJul 01, 2013
Organic Chinese food... you can definitely taste the quality in the difference.
I came here with 3 other friends on a Sunday during lunch and it took us 30 mins to get a table, and another 30 minutes to get our food. We all have the hainan chicken rice which was served with 3 dipping sauces (hoisin, fish sauce, and a garlic sauce). The chicken tasted amazing with the garlic sauce and the portions were very filling. We also had the limitless passion fruit teas (a little bit too much tart for me and one cup is plenty). This cost us about $10 per person so it's decently priced.
Parking in the area sucks but is manageable. Overall, great tasting food, but horrendous wait time. You should give this place a try!
- Green ZoneDec 27, 2012
Came here late after a run at the Rose Bowl and the folks here were very accommodating despite having to close VERY soon. When you first come here, the place looks like a hole in a wall in a small Asian plaza. It's quite nice inside with a cinch of modern-esque feel that's clean. The menu isn't that extensive, but there are a variety of appetizers, and rice, pasta, and soup dishes. All produce is organic- nice!
For the appetizer we had the Salmon Triangles (3.5 stars). I was SO hungry before coming here that I didn't realize that the salmon triangles were fried in wrappers. Good, but I mentally had an image of sashimi in my mind so it wasn't as good as I hoped for. It came with a wasabi-like sauce. Yummy, but I just wished it was sashimi.
For my entree, I went with the Vegetarian Soba (organic buckwheat noodles in a mushroom broth with a fried egg, seaweed, and grilled tofu on the side)- 4 stars. Yum yum in my tum. It was tasty and I didn't leave thinking, "I'm so fat from all of those noodles." I also left with a bit of a burnt tongue since I consumed it too fast.
My friend told me to get the Passion Fruit tea since there's unlimited free refills (NICE!). It was yummy but a tinge too sweet for me (3.5 stars). Nevertheless, I would get it again.
Overall, I agree that this place is a definitely yummy and I def would go here again. Well, I guess I'd GO since it's "GREEN" zone =PRecommended for:Vegetarian
- Green ZoneMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Dec 01, 2012
Holy moly, it has been almost 4 years since I first tried Green Zone and it still deserves the 5-star rating. I ordered the Wonton Noodle Soup, Salmon Triangle, and Hainan Chicken dishes bc they sounded really delicious. Everything was delicious and left me and my friend, Shanon Y. very impressed. We were so full after our meal, but still had room for 2 glasses of Passion Fruit tea (free refills).
Service was really good. They were attentive, but didn't crowd us. When they saw that I finished my iced tea, they were quick to refill without being asked. I like that!
Parking was easy because we arrived at 5:30PM. When we left at 7PM, the lot was 90% full.
- Green ZoneOct 02, 2012
This place is all about organic foods. The food here is well done but not OMG. Salmon squares are very well done. The Hainan chicken is good because its organic and all the fat is peeled off but I still like the sauces at savoy. This place gets pretty packed.
- Green ZoneSep 11, 2012
I'm really not sure why I have never heard of this place before since I eat in the San Gabriel area quite often. Anyway thanks to my friend May W. she suggested this place for dinner and I am so glad she did! We arrived around 5:30pm so there was no wait and ample parking in the lot. We ordered the Passion Fruit tea, Hainan chicken rice, Salmon Triangles, and Wonton Noodle soup. I thought everything we ordered was absolutely delicious! The best part was that I didn't taste any msg in our food! Everything was organic and healthy! The prices are a little more than your average Chinese restaurant in the area but nothing outrageous. I can't wait to come back for the Passion Fruit tea again! It was so refreshing and yay to free refills!