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

Kmanlove Feb 4, 2009 03:38 PM

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!

  1. wolfe Feb 4, 2009 04:23 PM

    Quiet and great dim sum may be oxymoronic.

    1. Melanie Wong Feb 4, 2009 04:35 PM

      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
        kcchan Feb 4, 2009 05:05 PM

        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
          hong_kong_foodie Feb 4, 2009 07:00 PM

          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.

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