If you are looking for quality Chinese cuisine in La Mesa that serves all your favorite Chinese food, the search is over! Tasty Inn Express is here to serve you every Asian food you’re craving, fresh and hot. We are a Chinese restaurant that enjoys good people with good taste. Our menu is filled with tantalizing flavors of famous Chinese dishes that are made with the freshest ingredients.
Do you want to enjoy the flavors of our Chinese cuisine in the comfort of your home? No problem! Tasty Inn Express offers efficient Chinese takeout service; so that you can enjoy our delicious pork, chicken, noodle, and seafood dishes anywhere you want to eat. Tasty Inn Express offers delectable sweet and sour dishes for you to enjoy!
If you are on the lookout for a place to eat with your family or friends, Tasty Inn Express is the place. Whether you are looking to sit down, or just grab some food on the way home, we have a whole variety of options for you. From delicious orange chicken, to scrumptuous noodles and soup, we know you will love whatever you get! Don't forget to ask about our Thai food options!
Tasty Inn Express is the place to drop by when you need the finest Chinese food options as soon as possible. Enjoy our Chinese food takeout in our restaurant, or at home. Spice up your night with the finest Chinese food options around!
This is a hidden gem in the middle of Grossmont Center. I'm thankful to have a reliable Chinese place in East County, and I wish them many years of successful business.
Don't be fooled by the fact that this is in a food court in a mall.
Don't be fooled by the fact that your food comes in styrofoam containers.
Tasty Inn is head and shoulders above what you'd expect from a mall food court. And it's for damn sure better than the Panda Express up by the front of the mall.
Everything is made fresh to order. This isn't the kind of Chinese place with food sitting in warming trays cafeteria style. You can taste the difference.
It's a husband and wife team. The husband cooks, and the wife runs the counter. She has great customer service. She treats you like she wants you to come back. That's rare these days. And like most of you, I'd rather give my money to a mom and pop place than a chain.
- The Singapore style rice noodles are super addicting. Nice amount of spice. Hint of curry flavor. I'd highly recommend if you're looking for a noodle dish, but perhaps have become tired of getting lo mein all the time.
- The eggplant and shrimp in a black bean sauce is full of rich, deep flavor. I think everyone should try this.
- The lemon chicken is lightly fried and is coated in a sauce that is just money.
- Their egg drop soup seems simple, but it's often the simple dishes that get you. It's low key addicting. And I love that they serve it piping hot.
- The honey walnut shrimp looks kind of sad in a styrofoam take out box, but the flavor is all there. Just imagine it on a fancy ceramic dish.
Finally somewhere with solid beef chow fun (they call it Hong Kong noodles here) just a few minutes drive from home. That's all I've had here thus far, but I can say although it's in the mall, it's legit Chinese food.
Very good meal: fresh taste, very good blend of flavors, sweet staff, quick service. If lived closer would return. Tried it due to location off highway as we traveled by, very glad we did. Recommend the Singapore Noodles - huge portion, well-balanced seasonings.
Love coming here about once a week on my lunch break. The staff is always so friendly and welcoming. Everything I have tried here is delicious. I'm always impressed with their made to order service!!!! If you like seafood try the Broccoli Shrimp Bowl. AMAZING!!!
Great little Chinese food place in Grossmont center. The food was very fresh and the owners can even take care of you if there's something you want that isn't on the menu. This is probably taking over as my local go-to restaurant for Chinese food so I can try more items from the menu.
This is a very pleasant surprise, in the Food Court at Grossmont Center mall in La Mesa. Easy in, easy out, plenty of parking, in a pleasant and popular mall in the Eastern suburbs, and Chinese food head and shoulders better than anything you'd expect from a franchise at malls, airports, etc. Instead, a small family restaurant, hiding in plain sight at Grossmont's Food Court.
Also, the Food Court at Grossmont Center (near Macy's) is oddly pleasant, with lots of natural light from above but none in your face due to unusually good architectural design and planning. A great place to meet friends for lunch, or an early supper, with unlimited seating for small groups or large. There is also a very pleasant outdoor dining area just off the main dining room of the Food Court, just a few steps with your food, near a modernist waterfall, in an open but well-protected outdoor space -- again, a beneficiary of unusually good architectural design. And unlike, say, UTC in La Jolla, plenty of free parking at Grossmont Center. Right off I-8 in La Mesa. Grossmont Mall also has a very good multiplex cinema near the food court, if you're so inclined and have the time.
The owner of Tasty Inn greets you out front and takes your order, while her very capable husband is cooking your food in the back. Simple as that, everything is fresh and of high quality, and cooked to order just for you. These people couldn't be nicer, and their food prepared with love and care. You can't ask for more in a Food Court in a popular mall. And that's what makes this so interesting, and worthwhile. We often go, and have never been disappointed.
If you like authentic Hong Kong style Chinese food, I would highly recommend going to the food court at Grossmont Center. Tasty Inn Express is what Panda Express aspires to be. One bite of their honey walnut shrimp and you'll have a foodgasm! The owners are the employees too. They are a sweet couple that have a talent for making amazing dishes. The foods is fresh and made to order. It is a great addition to Grossmont Mall.
Newly discovered food court Chinese food taste like authentic Hong Kong dishes. Make sure you order from the menu instead of ready made combo.
This is a great addition to the Grossmont Mall food court! Taste good, and portion is big. Singapore noodle, Beef Chow Fun, Walnut shrimp, and Thai curry was wonderful. They even have delivery services!
Taste delicious and fresh. Literally food is out of the hot wok and serve to you when order main dish. Food is not salty and flavor is amazingly good. I would recommend to come and eat there. The server is nice and polite. Atmosphere is family oriented with arcade and great tasty chinese/Thai foods.
The Singapore & udon noodles are to die for!! The cream cheese wontons are crispy and delicious. Plus fast and friendly costumer service. Highly recommended!!!
Delicious, quality, FRESH food! Friendly and accommodating service. Highly recommend!!
I just had the Thai House Special Fried Rice and the Spicy Thai Chicken Noodles and it was wonderful. Really fresh ingredients and seasoned to perfection. Best part not oily or greasy at all. The lovely lady at the counter was so helpful in explaining their menu. Definitely going back!!
Chow fun and Singapore noodles in a mall food court? Yep!
The cashier is very friendly too.
I strongly recommend the Hong Kong style beef noodles. It is the best in town! Singapore noodles is good too!
If you want great Chinese food then come here! Great food with great people. The owner of this place has a heart of gold and she truly cares for everyone and her food!
I always get the salt pepper chicken and it never gets old. Always prepared fresh with only the best ingredients.
I am very picky with my food but I can truly say I enjoy everything on Tasty Inn's menu!
Give it a try, I know you'll love it as much as I do!
Great food at a great price. There is also a wide variety of food options. Staff is very attentive and brought us waters while we waited for our food.
Love this place! The offerings are 5 star quality with great prices. I highly recommend this for anyone looking for good and authentic Chinese food.
I had an early dinner at this express Chinese eatery located at the Grossmont Mall food court. I had the Honk Kong Noodles with BBQ Pork for $8 and some change.
The dish came with flat noodles which I am a fan of. The noodles were good. They were tender with a ever so bit of a chew. They tasted god and picked up a subtle smoky flavor from the wok. The noodles came with a mixture of bean sprouts, green onions, flat snow peas, and touch of lemon grass. All were good, but I felt that the meal needed a little more green onions and lemon grass.
The BBQ Pork was good. It was tender but offered a good chew. It's seasoning was good and the Chinese BBQ flavor was very nice. I liked that they sliced it up in good bite size pieces.
The lady who took my order and served me was very welcoming and friendly.
Very good noodles ! Great curry! Very impress! And yes a very nice lady! So happy for you guys! Hope the best for you.
If you want really good Chinese food, Curry, Thai Spicy Noodles. This is your place. Its in the food court at Grossmont Center. Winnie from Chopstix Inn opened her own place and its as delicious or even better. So so good!!! Park between Macys and Hoolleys and walk through the back. Easy, convenient, and so delicious..and if you want chinese and your partner doesn't.. there's other options, Greek, mexican, burgers.
The food here was Amazing! It was fresh and very tasty. The lady at the counter was very nice! I appreciate great customer service. I will be back, Thanks.
We have been coming here once a week for the last 4 months. So glad to see the new faces. The people here are great! They take such great care of us. Authentic Chinese food cooked to order with the correct traditional ingredients.
They have different styles of noodles to choose from which is great if you want to change up your usual.
Thx again !!!
UPDATE: Called ahead on a Sunday afternoon take out order. Ready in 20 minutes, as advised. Cooked to our order with special requests. Since orders are made to your requests, be sure to ask if your special preferences can be cheerfully accommodated.
WHITE FISH WITH YELLOW CURRY: very lightly breaded white fish in yellow curry. Good range of tastes, very mild. Curry is not as thick as some restaurants, but nicely done.
WHITE FISH WITH BROCCOLI: Special order no sauce, add broccoli and brown rice. Good taste for the milder taste preferences.
TERIYAKI CHICKEN RICE BOWL: Special order sauce on the side, brown rice and broccoli (see a pattern here ;-). Nice white meat, good sauce.
SOUPS: Hot and spicy, and egg drop soups are flavorful, in their own way. Seems like less solidifying as soups cool, which we like.
SIDES: Cream cheese wonton, egg rolls and crispy chicken wings exactly what we expect.
TIP OF THE DAY: Plan ahead, call ahead.
The food tastes fresh and Extremely flavorful! It was not a long wait time at all! Winnie, the cashier, was very kind, pleasant and helpful! Theprices are reasonable and there's something to fit with every budget and still feel satisfied! I highly recommend this establishment! Go hungry and leave with a full stomach and a smile!
I tried for the first time today. I had a Singapore rice noodle. It was sooo good that I bought more food for my family.
Made fresh when you order. So friendly. They have the best yellow curry. I could eat it a couple of times a week (I sometimes do!)
Came here for lunch. Lots of combos to choose from. Took me awhile to choose because I couldn't make up my mind. Food came out quick even though it was made to order. I ordered the orange chicken and sweet and soar chicken. Both came with tasty unique sauces. Not too oily.
Very, friendly customer service! =] This place looks family run. Decent prices for a decent amount of food. I did have a little leftover to take home.
We ordered 6 different party trays for a speical luncheon for 40 people in the morning last week. They opened up early that day just so that they could get all the food ready for us on time. We ordered Kung Pao Chicken, Shrimp with Mixed Vegetables, Beef and Broccoli, Lemon Chicken, House Special Fried Rice with Chicken, BBQ Pork, Beef and Shrimp, and Mixed Vegetables Chow Mein. Everything was packed and wrapped in party trays and the food was delicious making the function a big success. Now we know where to go for party food. Thank you Winnie for helping us for this party.
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