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Current Tops for Dim Sum in Detroit?

mrfood1965 Dec 30, 2006 03:01 PM

I searched the boards and found a thin thread dating back over a year ago so I wanted to know where the best places for dim sum are in the metro Detroit area (preferably excluding Windsor and Ann Arbor since those have been pretty well covered in past posts).

Thanks for your help!

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    Wooderson RE: mrfood1965 Dec 31, 2006 06:21 AM

    The only dim sum I know of is at Shangri-La on Orchard Lake just north of Maple. It is tucked into a corner of a strip mall. I ate there for the first time last week and really enjoyed it.


    6407 Orchard Lake Road
    West Bloomfield, MI

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      mrfood1965 RE: mrfood1965 Dec 31, 2006 04:46 PM

      Thanks Wooderson. Gotta try it. I haven't been to dim sum in the area for years. I used to go to Windsor and when in NYC I tend to make at least one dim sum stop.

      1. Phaedrus RE: mrfood1965 Jan 1, 2007 01:53 AM

        I just went there a few weeks ago, I live in Ann Arbor, and Shangri La beats anything we have here. The food is just a little more authentic and more refined. I think they are also open for dim sum really late on weekend nights, for the post clubbing crowd.

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          nkole RE: mrfood1965 Feb 11, 2007 06:56 AM

          Golden Harvest in Warren. Some of the best dim sum I've had outside of Oceans in LA.

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            chococat RE: mrfood1965 Feb 11, 2007 11:36 AM

            Kim's Garden in Novi is now serving dim sum--it's really close to Twelve Oaks Mall. The dim sum is mediocre, the variety is decent but everything tastes the same and arrives lukewarm. I think it's run by the same folks as Great Lakes.

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              Phaedrus RE: chococat Feb 11, 2007 12:09 PM

              I think its brothers who are operating Kim's Garden and Great Lakes.

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              plainjayne RE: mrfood1965 Dec 23, 2008 07:53 AM

              The place to go is May Wah Inn in Windsor on University Street. It used to be Wah Court Inn. Of course, you'll need a passport. But it's worth it.

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                toro RE: mrfood1965 Dec 28, 2008 06:25 PM

                I will second, Golden Harvest in Warren, really the only edible Dim Sum besides Jade Court in Windsor (up the street from wah court). Everything is fresh, not frozen like most places. Of course its only a short drive to Toronto and La Wah Heen the second best dim sum in America IMO. Best is Koi Palace in San Francisco, and overall Lin Heung in Hong Kong.

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                  donbui82 RE: toro Jan 17, 2009 07:57 PM

                  Living in Troy, we're equidistant between three above average places.

                  1) Shangri-la
                  2) Long Lake
                  3) Golden Harvest.

                  The problem is, each make something well. Golden Harvest has terrible har-kow. They don't even use real shrimp! Its like a shrimp paste. Shangri-La's pastries are decent, but their shu-mai is awful. Long Lake has bad turnip cakes and only so-so chicken feet.

                  Its sort of a wash. We end up eating wherever is the most convenient and shortest lines.

                  LA has awesome dimsum. If you ever get a chance check out a restaurant called 888 in san gabriel valley. Fantastic everything chinese food.

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