2012

Newport Tan Cang Restaurant Review, San Gabriel

Posted by Foodnut.com

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Newport Tan Cang

518 W. Las Tunas Dr.

San Gabriel, CA 91776

626-289-5998

Newport Tan Cang Website

Newport Tan Cang San Gabriel exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Newport Tan Cang is a Vietnamese-Chinese restaurant located in San Gabriel. This restaurant is highly rated on Yelp and is listed on the top Chinese restaurant of the USA list. We were recently in southern California and wanted to try some of the better restaurants and had this place on our short list.

Insider Tip – Order Vietnamese dishes

Cuisine – Vietnamese, Chinese
Location – San Gabriel
Opened – 1989

Newport Tan Cang San Gabriel interior decor

Service – Newport Tan Cang had reasonable service, but not anything exceptional. There were an ample number of servers running around and the waitress made some good recommendations.
Verdict – Newport Tan Cang strikes us as more of a Vietnamese restaurant that also serves Chinese food than the converse. The food is very good here but not exceptional. The decor is very nice, outclassing most Asian restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. The area towards the back, with Asian dividers is particularly nice. Next time, we’re going to visit a more traditional Cantonese-Chinese restaurant down here for dinner, like Sea Harbor.

Newport Tan Cang Signature Dishes – Newport Special Lobster (bring 4 adults), Newport Special Crab, Clams with Spicy Hot Sauce, Beef Luc Lac.

Newport Tan Cang’s Menu has over 130 items, everything from seafood to meats, to 13 different soups. We decided stick to the famous Vietnamese dishes.

Website Newport Tan Cang Menu

Newport Tan Cang Food Picks:

Newport Tan Cang San Gabriel catfish with hot and sour soup

Cat Fish with Hot & Sour Soup – ($11.95) was a huge soup full of colorful ingredients. Pineapple, fish, tomatoes, Jalapenos, celery, and more. This soup was very sweet and sour, but needed a lot more heat. If you order it, ask for an extra spicy version.

Newport Tan Cang San Gabriel clams hot sauce

Clam with Spicy Hot Sauce – ($11.95) featured heavy basil flavors with some very fresh and pure clams. A recommended dish.

Sauteed Peasprout – ($9.95) were very good, not very greasy, and fairly garlicky.

Newport Tan Cang San Gabriel beef luc lac

Beef Luc Lac on Rice – ($8.75) We did not want a large platter of beef and decided to order this rice plate version of their signature dish. That being said, this was still huge. Nice tender meat, slightly sweet sauce.

Boba milk tea drinks were surprisingly good here.

OK: (Order if you like this dish)
None

Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
None

Tan Cang Newport Seafood on Urbanspoon

Newport Tan Cang Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
Value Rating: (Very Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Attire:Casual
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes
Posted on April 27th, 2012
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