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Sep 30, 2006 09:26 PM

Dim Sum in Columbus, OH

Can anyone recommend a place to get good dim sum in Columbus?

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  1. Guangdong Restaurant on Bush Boulevard is great. It is off 161 towards the Continent and the lighted sign still says "New House of Mandarin". They don't have the carts, but you order the menu items off a paper menu. I think it is the best dim sum in Columbus. My mother-in-law and hairdresser, both from Hong Kong, agree.

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    1. re: Lauren in OH

      Thanks! I will definitely go there. Haven't had dim sum for three years since moving here from New York!

      1. re: Lauren in OH

        how is the food at Guangdong other than the dim sum? What do they offer at dinnertime?

        1. re: jen kalb

          I think it is a pretty standard Chinese menu, lots of noodles and meat/veggie dishes. They have a big fish tank with lobsters and fresh fish and the prices look pretty good on the fresh seafood. It is not a place for Americanized Chinese food, but the dinner menu looks very good and has received good reviews. I've only had dim sum there. I think they have a few limited dim sum items at dinner, too.

          1. re: jen kalb

            If you are looking for good Chinese food in Columbus, try the Panda Inn on Bethel and ask for the Chinese menu (which is in Chinese and English).

            1. re: kura kura

              thanks - I am personally interested in something good within a mile or two of my family's house, which Guangdong is. Is this the same restaurant location that offered a buffet previously? the sweet buffet food is the stuff my parents prefer, unfortunately. We did go, several years ago, to a Chinese Restaurant on Granville Rd. east of 71 which was quite good (salt baked squid and other real stuff) Is that one still there, too??

              1. re: jen kalb

                This Guangdong has been open for about 2 years or less, I think. It is not the typical sweet Chinese buffet food - it's pretty authentic. It might be the place that offered a buffet before - it was called New House of Mandarin but I never went there. It is right across the street from the Continent.

                1. re: Lauren in OH

                  ok, thanks - it would have been more than two years ago that I "enjoyed" a buffet meal there - my parents have since decamped to a more extensive buffet operation over toward Dublin. Ill hope to be able to experience Guangdong.

        2. There is also a place at Olentangy River Road and Ackerman in the University Shopping Center called Fortune - they have the carts, but I think Guangdong is better. There is a third, called Shangri-La, that is down off Cleveland Avenue in a pretty bad part of Columbus. The place is pretty run-down. Those are the only 3 I know of. Do not go to Lee Garden in Dublin for dim sum - the menu is pretty limited and they served me shrimp dumplings one time with the shrimp uncooked! Hope you enjoy checking the places out.

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          1. re: Lauren in OH

            I don't think Fortune's is good at all. The food is just never as tasty as it should be! I'd recommend Guangdong.

            1. re: Lauren in OH

              Oy vey. Shangri La is horrible. We literally left $30 of food on the table. Oil was so old -- had to have been the scene of at least 100 previous stirfry crimes. Please don't go there.

            2. I've been to Lee Garden and one other place whose name I can't remember and so, I agree, Guangdong is the best. Service can be a bit spotty, seems like, because they're quite busy and are probably still settling into things. But the food is good and there's more variety than at other places I've been to.

              1. DH and I finally checked out Guangdong for lunch today. We ordered only one thing we were familiar with and decided to be adventurous with the rest. It was good. We will go back to try more things on the menu.

                We were impressed by the fact that almost every guest in the restaurant was Chinese. Truly a good sign when looking for authentic foods.

                Thanks for the tip -- just thought you'd like to get a report back!

                1. what day do they serve dim sum?

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                  1. re: yammers

                    The have it in Saturdays and Sundays (full menu) and limited items during the week at dinner. I have heard the regular menu is good there, too, but I always get dim sum. Sunday lunch seems to be the busiest time.