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traumachef Mar 6, 2009 03:47 AM

Looking to go to chinatown in search of some dim sum and just good food, not take out junk, I want some good food, any suggestions? I can eat at more than one spot in a day. I like to aadventure.

  1. monku Mar 6, 2009 03:52 AM

    People will say you should go further east to the SGV for much better dim sum than you'll get in Chinatown.

    Only two dim sum (not take out) places in LA Chinatown I would recommend are Empress Pavillion & CBS Seafood....only dim sum adventure is going from one end of Chinatown to the other.

    CBS Seafood
    700 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Empress Pavilion Restaurant
    988 N Hill St # 201, Los Angeles, CA

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      Burger Boy Mar 6, 2009 04:58 AM

      Chinese Friends has good food, not sure if they have dim sum.

      1. wienermobile Mar 6, 2009 08:56 AM

        I like Ocean Seafood on Hill Street. They have cart service and it's much better then Empress Pavilion.

        1. Hughlipton Mar 6, 2009 11:39 AM

          Not having been there in years I was taken to lunch by a colleague at an old standby called the Golden Dragon on Broadway virtually across the streeet from the Empress Pavillion. I had eaten there for years until I felt that the quality ahd fallen off terribly. I was pleasantly surprised not only as to the quality but the varieties that were being served. I think it's worth another try and that you might enjoy it as well.

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          1. re: Hughlipton
            Chandavkl Mar 6, 2009 01:10 PM

            Yes, there have been similar posts recently and I'd agree it's back from the dead.

            1. re: Chandavkl
              traumachef Mar 6, 2009 05:22 PM

              thanks for suggestions, I now have some places to try

          2. Hughlipton Mar 7, 2009 06:12 AM

            If you do try Golden Dragon report back with a posting. Thanks.

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            1. re: Hughlipton
              monku Mar 7, 2009 06:28 AM

              The dim sum at Golden Dragon is about the same quality dim sum you'd get at New Won Kok, nothing inovative or exotic to go out of your way for.

              1. re: monku
                JAB Mar 7, 2009 09:18 AM

                I actually would go out of the way for New Won Kok's baked bao.

                1. re: JAB
                  monku Mar 7, 2009 09:31 AM

                  OP said no take out and for baked bao NWK is good and so is Family Pastry (65 cents-good amount of filling). But, OP could pick some up to go.

                  Won Kok Restaurant
                  210 Alpine St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

                  Longs Family Pastry
                  715 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA

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