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Dim Sum in Detroit area

jsmcafee Jul 24, 2008 08:05 AM

Who’s got the best Dim Sum available in the Metro Detroit area? Any restaurants serving from a dim sum cart? Saw a posting from last year, but wanted to know about any recommendations for Shangri-La in W. Bloomfield.

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    Jim M RE: jsmcafee Jul 24, 2008 12:58 PM

    Here's a short thread about a couple of places in Ann Arbor, "close by each" as they say in Poletown:


    Lai Lai has been there a long time and has consistently drawn a Chinese clientele. I've never personally tried the dim sum.

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      mgebs RE: jsmcafee Jul 25, 2008 03:26 PM

      Have not been to Shangri-La for a couple of years but they always have a crowd. Cart service like we got in Windsor, Canada. Give them a try at Maple and Orchard Lake Rd!!

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        boomousse RE: mgebs Jul 27, 2008 12:42 PM

        they are the best...still there and delicious. yo know it is good because is it always full of chinese diners. no chinese food in metro detroit is even close!

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          JanPrimus RE: mgebs Sep 9, 2009 04:16 PM

          Good News....Shangri-La will be opening a new location in Midtown Detroit.

          Apparently in the place Twingo's used to be...

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            ilexwhite RE: JanPrimus Dec 10, 2009 03:27 PM

            Shangri-La Midtown makes the best dim sum I've had in years. Last time I had such memorable and perfectly cooked dim sum, I was in Manhattan. No need to drive down to Windsor for the just-OK stuff when Detroit does it so well. Highly recommended. (4710 Cass Ave, between Hancock and Forest)

            (Chow message board wranglers, please add Shangri-La Midtown to your restaurant list!)

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          Ravenjon RE: jsmcafee Sep 10, 2009 03:03 AM

          If you are able to get to East Lansing, Golden Wok on Grand River, east of campus, has dim sum, "a la cart", every weekend. Their dim sum adds up.

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            donbui82 RE: jsmcafee Sep 10, 2009 10:50 AM

            Shangri-la, East Lake, and Golden Harvest are all very edible. IMHO, Windsor's stuff isn't worth the extra hassle\time. The three restaurants have their own "strong suit". All pretty authentic though with carts and real Chinese people eating there.


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