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Foods of the Orient Central California

 

Tokyo Garden Restaurant
Fresno, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Looking for some good Japanese food as a change of place from the roadside burger or dog (hot)? Then follow this sign to Tokyo Garden. Can't vouch for the food, but the signs are nice, especially at night.

 

 

New China Cafe
Merced, CA
Photo courtesy Jimmy Bowman

The New China Cafe in Merced features a marquee that fits the old roadside.

 

 

Mee Heng Low
San Luis Obispo, CA
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

An interesting sign with an interesting name, the Mee Heng Low Restaurant advertises its chop suey dish to the passing public.

 

 

 

Rice Bowl Marquee
Merced, CA
Photo courtesy Jimmy Bowman

Check out the Rice Bowl located in Merced. This place features both a cool old sign and a nice building. The marquee can be seen at the near right.

 

 

Far East Cafe
Bakersfield, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Far East Cafe in Bakersfield features a sign that's a cross between a standard blade sign and a pagoda cutout. In either case, the Far East is a welcome respite from the cookie cutter signage of today.

Here's a shot of the Far East Cafe from a few years ago.

 

Far East Cafe
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

 

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