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Dim sum & weekday Indian lunch buffet?

Visiting Los Angeles and Pasadena area this coming week.

I want to compile a short list from your favorite dim sum spots in Chinatown and Monterey Park/San Gabriel/Alhambra. I am still fond of carts but willing to change.

Need recommendations for Southern Indian style buffet lunch. Will have a car and will consider going as far west as West Hollywood/Westwood.

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  1. I don't know for certain that it is offered on weekdays, but Annapurna in Culver City offers a nice South Indian buffet.

    For dim sum, I like Ocean Star.

    1. Dim Sum with carts: (both are moderately priced)
      888
      Capital Seafood on Garvey/Atlantic

      Sea Harbour for non-cart style (expensive)

      1. Could you go as far as chatsworth for Woodlands?

        1. for Dim Sum- the Golden Dragon in Chinatown....mmmm...delicious...

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          1. re: Mersidots123

            I second Woodlands, I was there for the lunch buffet week before last. The people were really nice too, we were early, the first ones there and they still gave us good attention, and by the time we left they were getting pretty busy.

            Note I'm not so pleased with SGV area for Indian food so far . . . used to live SW of Little India, with many better choices. (Maybe you should consider driving to Artesia, it's straight east of the airport near the 605/91 interchange, I think I've seen prior threads on that area and the choices.) Enjoy your visit.

          2. I like Nizam for Indian buffet (northern buffet with tandoor chicken and naan served to the table). It's on Pico in West LA, just east of the 405 freeway.
            Nizam Indian Cuisine
            (310) 470-1441

            Downtown LA dim sum (cart style), CBS Seafood, 700 Spring St. It's easy to reach on the DASH bus also.