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dim sum in dc?

zuko77 Sep 18, 2008 01:09 PM

seriously, in all of chinatown is there 1 dim sum restaurant??? maybe in va?

thanks for your help!

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    Ericandblueboy RE: zuko77 Sep 18, 2008 02:00 PM

    I haven't been in DC for dim sum in years. As far as I know, only Tony Cheng's does the push carts. They had a decent selection, including most traditional dishes as well as some non-tradtional dim sum dishes.

    1. DanielK RE: zuko77 Sep 19, 2008 06:12 AM

      Please search the board - there must be a dozen threads on dim sum in the last year.

      There's nothing worth spending money at in DC proper, but there are good places in NoVa and GREAT places in Mont Co.

      1. Lydia R RE: zuko77 Sep 19, 2008 06:53 AM

        Zuko, here's a similar request from this summer with several good replies:


        Oriental East is a couple of blocks from the Silver Spring Metro station.

        Your best bet in NoVA are two places in Seven Corners: Mark's Duck House and Fortune. Mark's has a website with a good photo gallery of their dim sum:


        1. Chandavkl RE: zuko77 Sep 19, 2008 04:37 PM

          Availability of dim sum restaurants is roughly tied to the size of the local Chinese-American community. Not a lot of us in DC Chinatown anymore, hence the slim pickings. Largest concentrations of residents are Falls Church, VA and Rockville-Wheaton-Gaithersburg, MD, so that's where you find the dim sum.

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