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May 2, 2007 03:51 PM

Good Dimsum or buffet in El Monte or nearby?


My family is trekking up North to visit my cousin in El Monte this Sun and would like to take his family out. Any recommendation for a great dimsum in either El Monte or any nearby neighborhood is greatly appreciated. Chinese Buffet is a good choice, too.



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  1. full house in arcadia for dimsum.

    1. El Monte is nearby LA's Mecca for Dim Sum: Do some searches for either the San Gabriel Valley, Arcadia or Monterey Park. There are numerous posts. You can't go wrong with any of the highly recommended places.

      1. Full House for dim sum
        Din Tai Fung in Arcadia for soup dumplings, but go early (before 11:00 a.m.)

        1. El Monte is close to all the good dim sum places in the SGV because it's right next to the 10 freeway. There are many postings about this. Look for dim sum places in Rosemead, Monterey Park, San Gabriel, Alhambra, and Arcadia. Some of the usual suspects (in no particular order):

          888 Sea Food (Rosemead)
          NBC (Monterey Park)
          Sea Harbour (Rosemead)
          Empress Harbor (Monterey Park)
          MPV (Alhambra)
          Ocean Star (Monterey Park)
          Full House (Arcadia)

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          1. re: raytamsgv

            "raytamsgv" is probably too humble, but his website is a great place to start when trying to figure out good eats in and around SGV, including El Monte.

          2. 888 in San Gabriel for DimDum. It is on Valley Blvd, about 5 mins local driving. Go early though. The wait is crazy on weekends.

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            1. re: Liz

              hi, the best place in the area is new capital seafood restaurant. go there, but don't go in if the health rating is a, only go if the health rating is b or worse. david