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Dim Sum in Southbay?

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Nicole Dec 13, 2007 08:45 AM

Is good dim sum available at any restaurants in southbay? I know that there are a lot of Chinese restaurants in Lomita and therabouts, and I'm wondering if any place offers good dim sum.

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    Wonginator RE: Nicole Dec 13, 2007 09:08 AM

    Only one in that area is Regal Palace, which has good but not great dim sum. Selection of items is relatively limited, although they do expand the menu on weekends. Prices are a bit more expensive, as they charge $3.50/$4 for most things, as opposed to the typical $2/$3/$4 price structure at most dim sum places in SGV.

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      Wonginator RE: Nicole Dec 13, 2007 09:09 AM

      Forgot to add a link.

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      Regal Palace Seafood Co
      2164 Pacific Coast Hwy, Lomita, CA 90717

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        New Trial RE: Nicole Dec 13, 2007 10:00 AM

        Sea Empress in Gardena on Redondo has its ups and downs but can be quite good.

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          notmartha RE: New Trial Dec 14, 2007 01:39 PM

          Depends on OP's definition of 'good'. It's OK for cart style. Can't compare to the top 2 in SGV such as Elite or Sea Harbour, but it's decent.

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            New Trial RE: notmartha Dec 14, 2007 04:38 PM

            Neither of which is in the Southbay, as requested by the OP.

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              notmartha RE: New Trial Dec 14, 2007 07:24 PM

              Yes, I do know my geography as I work in the south bay area.

              Just want to set the OP's expectation.

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          Nicole RE: Nicole Dec 13, 2007 03:31 PM

          Thanks, I will try Regal Palace and Sea Empress. It's surprising how little dim sum there is in Southbay, given how many Chinese restaurants there are!

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            Feed_me RE: Nicole Dec 13, 2007 10:18 PM

            I had to check, but I did find a mention elsewhere that Tasty Kitchen in Gardena serves dim sum on Saturdays and Sundays. Unfortunately, they don't have a website but their contact info comes up with a google search. They are located in the shopping center on the southeast corner of Artesia and Normandie. I've only eaten dinners there and it's pretty good. As for regular food, I do prefer their stuff over Sea Empress but it's all subjective and I've never eaten the dim sum at either place.

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              Clinton RE: Feed_me Dec 15, 2007 09:02 AM

              The dim sum at Tasty Kitchen is second rate next to Sea Empress. The prices are high and the quality is so so. Even though the owners were from Sea Empress, the quality is not the same. Tasty Kitchen only serves dim sum on weekends and the selection is very limited. You can buy it from the counter as well as dining off the cart that a server pushes around. I was disappointed at the baos which are very tiny and expensive. Three small baos for $1.39? Best bet is to go to either Sea Empress on Redondo Beach Blvd, Regal or Szechwan on PCH for better dim sum.
              I finally tried Seashore Restaurant on PCH and Echelman and highly recommend it. I don't believe they serve dim sum but the food is better than most Chinese places in the south bay.

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            foodhuntress RE: Nicole Dec 14, 2007 04:35 PM

            My favorite place is Szechuan Restaurant (2107 PCH) in Lomita. We used to go to Regal Palace, but their quality has gone down over the years..

            1. mstinawu RE: Nicole Dec 14, 2007 05:27 PM

              Unfortunately, there is not. I'd say skip the whole Chinese food genre as a whole when you're in the South Bay and get some good sushi or anything Japanese instead.

              I've been to both Regal Palace and Sea Empress in Gardena and both are just "so so" at best. I'd rather just not eat dim sum in the South Bay. But if you're having a serious dim sum craving and too lazy to venture out of the South Bay, I suppose I'd go w/ Regal Palace.

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