If you like great Chinese food the way old fashion way this is the place to go. The Peking Restaurant is family owned and operated for over 30 years. Every day of the week they have fabulous lunch specials that can't be beat. You have to go and see why they have been so successful all these years. For a special treat go during Chinese New Year which is during the month of February. It is a sell out every year. The Lucky Lion dancers come to perform inside the restaurant with their drum, gong and cymbals making a lot of noise to bring you good luck. All this at no extra cost. If you want to see the the celebration inside the restaurant, the best tip is to call on Feb. 1 and RSVP.
This is my all time favorite Vietnamese restaurant in San Diego. They have an extensive menu as well as a huge selection of vegetarian entrees. Some of my favorite dishes are the Roasted Catfish (can't find anything like it in SD), the 7 Courses of Beef (big enough for 2), and the Vietnamese Crepe. I love all the fresh veggies and herbs that accompanied these dishes. Winners of the vegetarian entrees include the Lemongrass Tofu (crispy on the outside, ooey gooey inside) and Vegetarian Stir-Fried Udon. The staff are very helpful if you need help with the menu (they speak English) and they're always packed (which is a good sign, especially in this economy).
I've been going to Phuong Trang for years & have recommended this place to all my friends, family, and colleagues. The food is absolutely amazing. Definite favorites include spring rolls, egg rolls, roasted catfish, special sauce lobster, and the sizzling beef cubed steak. They also have a page dedicated to vegetarians which my best friend is grateful for. The atmosphere is nice and cozy, the service is quick and efficent, and the prices are a dream!!!