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dim sum in L.A.

We want to take our friends for Dim Sum in Chinatown. Do you have any recommendations? I read that the Empress Pavilion has gone downhill.

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  1. I haven't heard anything good lately about Chinatown dim sum in general - it has transitioned to a majority Vietnamese/Cambodian population over the past few decades, and SGV has flourished during the same time - maybe that has something to do with it. I'd drive the extra fifteen minutes to SGV - the payoff will be enormous...

    1. Sorry - what is SGV for the newbie here?! I live downtown and I've been making do with Ocean Seafood so someplace new is appealing! Thanks. :-)

      1. SGV = San Gabriel Valley

        1. If you live downtown you ought to try Empress and CBS and decide for yourself if they suck!

          1. Regarding the original post, if your set on Chinatown, I would try CBS. Otherwise I agree with the first post and drive the extra few minutes out to Monterey Park. My favorite these days is Capital Seafood.