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Jan 13, 2008 07:07 AM

Good chinese dim sum restaurants in or around washington DC

Hello, we are new to the area and have been looking for a good Chinese dim sum restaurant in or around Washington DC. Does anyone have any good recommendations?
Thank you

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  1. This is a hotly debated topic on this board but I like Hollywood East in Silver Spring.

    1. Do a search of this board. As the previous poster said, there has been much posted on this topic.

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      1. re: Ellen

        I've never been - but i've heard Hollywood East in Wheaton was the place to go.

      2. In the other geographic direction there's Mark's Duck House in Falls Church. Nothing worth while in Washington DC itself.

        1. I also enjoyed Hollywood East in Wheaton. My fam and I also go to New Fortune in Gaithersburg. It is one of the larger dim sum places in the area and also offers roast pork, duck, chicken...

          1. In MD, Hollywood East in Silver Spring. In VA, Marks Duck House (this is controversial to many on this board).

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            1. re: keithdcil

              Frankly, I wish you'd all stay away from Mark's Duck House so I can get a table without a long wait on the weekends.

              1. re: keithdcil

                Please do a search on the older threads - we've beaten this one to death many times.

                Do note that the Hollywood East in Wheaton is actually Hollywood East Cafe on the Boulevard - the original Hollywood East location is 2 blocks away and still open, but does not excite for dim sum.

                I vacillate between HECOTB and New Fortune in Gaithersburg as the best, with Oriental East a close second. None of the others, including Fortune, Lucky 3, Mark's, China Garden, Silver Fountain, etc. match up to me.

                1. re: DanielK

                  After a trip to HECOTB today, I think maybe I'm putting it back on top of New Fortune, but only by a hair, based on my trip to NF about a month ago.

                  Looking forward to going back to NF soon to see if they can regain the crown!