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Dec 13, 2007 08:45 AM

Dim Sum in Southbay?

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

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

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        1. re: New Trial

          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.

          1. re: notmartha

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

            1. re: New Trial

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

              Just want to set the OP's expectation.

        2. 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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          1. re: Nicole

            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.

            1. re: Feed_me

              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.

          2. 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..