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Feb 17, 2009 09:00 AM

Dim Sum Go Go - crowds?

Am going to Dim Sum Go Go this weekend (not sure if we're going Sat or Sun), group of 4 adults and one kid. The earliest we could get there is around noon. To avoid the long waits, would we be best to go on the later side (3 pm?)? Any advice would be appreciated!

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  1. 11:00 - 2:00 is prime time for any dim sum place in Chinatown. My experience is anytime after Noon is not a good idea for not having to wait. Dim sum Go Go is a small place, but at least the selections are not a concern like the cart house, as you are ordering off a menu. In this case, after 3 PM would be a better idea in my opinion if it does not interfere with your plans

    1. I just tried Dim Sum Go Go for the first time yesterday, quite good. Though it was a holiday it was not at all crowded. Probably more so on a weekend, but I noted they do take reservations so you may want to consider making one.

      1. I was there around 3 Sunday and had to wait, but only maybe 10 minutes. Either the early side (before 11) or the late side (after 2:30) is a good idea. You could see if they'd give you a reservation; I'm not sure how big a group has to be before they'd give reservations. Looks like City Kid suggested the same thing, with more assurance.

        1. Agreed with others. Since Dim Sum Go Go isn't using cart, your dim sum should still be fresh even if you go after 3pm. However, some items may run out, so that's something you should keep in mind.

          Avoid cart service dim sum if you are going on late hours. Not only are the dim sum over-steamed at that point, most likely there will be very very limited selection for you.

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          1. re: kobetobiko

            Agree with the above and you will likely wait at DSGG if you go at 12 although ive never waited more than 20 mins

            1. re: Lau

              Really? When i went there over weekends at prime time (12-ish or 1-ish) the wait was often more than 45 mins if not an hour!

              1. re: kobetobiko

                Just want to re-state, they do seem to take reservations. When I was there on Monday I saw 2 tables with reservation signs on them.

            2. re: kobetobiko

              Have you ever been told they were out of items? That has yet to happen to me.

              1. re: Pan

                Yes, desserts. One time they were out of desserts (though I don't remember what kind...)

                1. re: kobetobiko

                  Ooh, I would HATE it if they ran out of the tapioca/coconut custard dumplings! Come to think of it, that might have happened to me once.

                2. re: Pan

                  Went on Sunday two weeks ago and they were out of two entire categories (dont recall which ..) when we arrived at 4 pm. Otherwise a nice meal though

              2. Just to let you know, I believe you can order dim sum at Dim Sum Go Go during dinner time as well. If you are arriving a little late, you can try to eat an early dinner there and order dim sum at that time. (I understand that, culturally, dim sum is a breakfast/brunch item but if you really like them and they are available at dinner time, why not?) I was there a while ago during dinner time on a Sunday and it wasn't as crowded as lunch time. There wasn't a wait.

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                1. re: bearmi

                  Yes, they'll serve dim sum at dinner, though each item costs somewhat more. As I recall, the price changes at 4 P.M.