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Any hope of good Dim Sum on the Westside?

gdrace Feb 26, 2008 12:38 AM

So tired of driving to the San Gabriel Valley for good dim sum. Is there anything on the westside?

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    Burger Boy RE: gdrace Feb 26, 2008 06:04 AM

    Unfortunately nothing on the west side compares. There are places in Chinatown. I know this subject has been covered many times, a search might also help you on your journey.

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      PeterL RE: Burger Boy Feb 26, 2008 07:38 AM

      Judging from the number of posts asking for this, it seems like a vast untapped market waiting just for that enterprising person to break away from the SGV monopoly.

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        Chandavkl RE: PeterL Feb 26, 2008 07:49 AM

        Except that Ocean Star started a sister restaurant in Santa Monica that served quality dim sum and it went out of business. Also about 10 years ago it was rumored that Harbor Village was opening a location on Pico, but that never came to pass.

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      nosh RE: gdrace Feb 26, 2008 07:45 AM

      According to my culinary ventures and following this board, it appears that the only dim sum remaining on the westside is at VIP Seafood, on the upper level of the minimall on the N/W corner of Wilshire and Barrington. While many 'hounds will howl that any Chinese food west of the SGV is swill and Americanized pablum, I've found the dim sum at VIP to be a pleasant experience. And if you arrive close to noon on a Sunday morn, expect a wait.

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        fdb RE: nosh Feb 26, 2008 07:59 AM

        If you are not in the mood to drive to SGV, VIP is your only option on the westside for dim sum. They are not too bad at all!

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