Food

Taipei Tokyo

March 2004 Dirt Cheap Eats

Look past the shabby dining area. It's the food that counts at this "order and sit" Chinese and Japanese mainstay, where entrées above $10 are rare. Hunan chicken–like all of the chicken dishes–is lean, sliced white meat, smothered in a spicy brown sauce. Noodles float happily alongside everything from shredded pork and Szechuan cabbage to shrimp and black mushrooms. A sushi bar–some see it as the main attraction–sits opposite the Chinese counter. California and tuna rolls are $3.95 for six pieces during lunch.

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