964 E Garvey Ave
Monterey Park, CA 91755-3045
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Kim Tar Restaurant

Neighborhoods: Garvey
Cuisine: Chinese, Lunch, Breakfast

Kim Tar Restaurant is a Chinese, Lunch, and Breakfast restaurant where most Menuism users came for a family meal, paid between $10 and $25, and tipped between 15% to 18%.

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Overall
88%
Food
100%
Service
75%
Ambiance
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  • 8/31/2017

    A dining patron from Seattle, WA tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, didn't like the service, and didn't like the ambiance.

  • 7/14/2017

    A Chinese chowhound from San Jose, CA tried it.

  • 4/03/2017

    A Chinese chowhound from US tried it and liked it.

  • 2/17/2017

    A Chinese chowhound from Los Angeles, CA tried it.

  • 2/06/2017

    A Chinese chowhound from South Gate, CA tried it.

  • 11/04/2016

    A diner from Los Angeles, CA tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and didn't like the ambiance.

  • 9/17/2016

    A diner from Monterey Park, CA tried it.

  • 6/10/2015

    A Chinese chowhound from Los Angeles, CA tried it and liked it.

  • 11/30/2014

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  • 11/26/2014

    A Chinese chowhound from San Jose, CA tried it.

Gayot
Rating:
13 / 20
Price:
$$$$$
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justin

 Los Angeles, CA
 

Very good live seafood

Instead of going to NBC today, we went to a less crowded restaurant but one that’s still very good. After the meal, I’ve concluded that living in Monterey Park would severly shorten my lifespan. There’s just so much good Chinese food and it’s so much cheaper than anywhere else. The seafood is so fresh and well prepared. It’s always fun when restaurants bring out the live lobster for you to see. The first one they brought out was huge! We had to ask them to find a smaller one.

Kim Tar has a good selection of fresh seafood and their House Special preparation is very tasty (although it’s fried so it’s a bit oily). My grandparents come here often, so the people knew them as soon as we walked in and we got very good service even though they had a couple missteps on the food.

If you don’t feel like fighting crowds at the other hot spots in the area but still want good live seafood, check it out.

Crab Meat and Fish Maw Soup - Crab Meat and Fish Maw Soup at Kim Tar Restaurant

Crab Meat and Fish Maw Soup

Tasty fresh crab meat with fish stomach (it’s tasteless) in a nice starter soup. Not bad.

Steamed Tilapia - Steamed Tilapia at Kim Tar Restaurant

Steamed Tilapia

Taste was good, but I think it was slightly undercooked in the middle so it didnt exactly flake off the bone.

House Special Scallops - House Special Scallops at Kim Tar Restaurant

House Special Scallops

Wow, these scallops were HUGE and TENDER. The house special sauce has a nice hint of sweetness. Phenomenal.

House Special Squid - House Special Squid at Kim Tar Restaurant

House Special Squid

Similar to the House Special Scallops, but with Squid. Same sweet sauce, but I think scallops are better than scallops. The squid was quite tender though.

Lobster with Scallion and Ginger - Lobster with Scallions and Ginger at Kim Tar Restaurant

Lobster with Scallions and Ginger

Chinese-style lobster is sooo good. The sauce is awesome and the meat was very fresh and tasty. Mmmm, lobster.

Salted Fish with Chicken Fried Rice - Salted Fish with Chicken Fried Rice at Kim Tar Restaurant

Salted Fish with Chicken Fried Rice

One of my favorite dishes, it wasn’t done too well this time. They rushed it so the salty flavor wasn’t evenly spread out across all the rice, but it was still good.

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