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Dim Sum for New Year in Seattle area

roxie Feb 6, 2008 01:16 PM

SF hounds heading to Seattle and Redmond for long weekend. We'd love to find great dim sum. Any suggestions?

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    HungWeiLo Feb 6, 2008 01:27 PM

    There are 2 in Redmond - Jeem's and King's. Neither are mind-blowing, but will suffice.

    Jade Garden in Chinatown is pretty good.

    On the way up to Seattle, Imperial Garden in Renton is nice too.

    If you happen to be driving that far up to Seattle instead of flying, another 2-3 hours north will land you in Vancouver, if you must have the best dimsum. Seattle is "good enough" (at least compared to that Chinese culinary wasteland known as Portland), but it will disappoint compared to the Bay Area.

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    1. re: HungWeiLo
      smalt Feb 8, 2008 04:59 AM

      HWL: what's Jeem's like now that the named owner has left? I haven't been there since before he sold out, had heard he opened a place in the Renton Highlands area, but believe he's left that one already, too. Thanks, might make it worth a trip over there again some weekend.....

      1. re: smalt
        HungWeiLo Feb 8, 2008 08:32 AM

        Actually, I haven't been to Jeems in a very long time. I remembered that it wasn't that good when I last visited...I was just hoping they would have turned around by now.

        1. re: HungWeiLo
          barleywino Feb 8, 2008 09:17 AM

          fwiw the last time i was at Jeems I was also not inspired to go back. but this was a couple years ago.

          1. re: barleywino
            smalt Feb 9, 2008 05:57 AM

            It's probably been 3 years since I've been there - and I noticed that when the boss was on the floor, things ran much more smoothly than when he wasn't.

      2. re: HungWeiLo
        sasha1 Feb 8, 2008 11:41 AM

        I second on the Jade Garden rec. Have been there about a dozen times and not too many misses. But we didn't like Imperial Garden the one time we tried it, and it didn't compare favorably. They did have a kitchen fire or flood, and were serving food in a different restaurant in the same mini mall, so that might have had an impact on the taste.

      3. barleywino Feb 6, 2008 08:45 PM

        Other places to consider would be Noble Court in Bellevue and O'Asian in Seattle. Doesn't come close to Yank Sing in SF, though.

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