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Feb 4, 2009 03:38 PM

Dim Sum in Millbrae--any place that is great but also quiet?

Looking for a good dim sum place that might not be as loud as the cacophonous usual dim sum palaces? Any of the ones in Millbrae a bit quieter? Thanks!

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  1. Quiet and great dim sum may be oxymoronic.

    1. Go on a week day or go early on the weekend, e.g., Zen Peninsula in Millbrae opens at 9am on Sundays. During the first hour, the place was less than half full and that was mostly the wedding party.

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      1. re: Melanie Wong

        I agree on Zen Peninsula - the last few times I've been there, I've gone at around 10am on Saturday, and they were mostly empty. Service was attentive, the variety was good (both off the cart and the checklist) and it was definitely more quiet than other dim sum places.

        1. re: kcchan

          Yep, Zen Peninsula early in the morning might do it. Other places in the area that are on average well regarded for dim sum (though I'm not sure how early they open) include Fook Yuen, HKFL, Asian Pearl, and The Kitchen, so you might want to look into them as well.