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Mar 17, 2009 11:47 AM

Dim Sum in Burbank / Glendale area?

Looking for great Dim Sum in the Burbank/Glendale area. Suggestions?


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    1. I don't think there's even rotten dim sum in Burbank/Glendale. But certainly you're out of luck.

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      1. re: Chandavkl

        That's because it's too close to Chinatown. Another 10-15 minutes, you have maybe 3 good Dim sum places to choose from.

        1. re: selfportrait93

          Yeah. That's why there's never been any authentic Chinese food in Glendale or Burbank except for the long departed Chang Woo BBQ.

        2. re: Chandavkl

          Tsk tsk. Ye of little faith, Chandavkl.

          You certainly CAN get rotten dim sum in the Burbank/Glendale area.

          Just try New Moon, which has an appetizer selection dotted with things like spareribs, pot stickers, shu-mai, and even char-sui buns.

          1. re: ipsedixit

            Didn't see any dim sum on their online menu so maybe they got rid of it. I haven't been to a New Moon location in many many years so I really should stop by the Glendale branch to see what it looks like.

            1. re: Chandavkl

              No, please don't. I was only being facetious about New Moon (in case you couldn't tell).

              You're much too precious to this Board to lose you to a bad meal at New Moon.

              1. re: ipsedixit

                Actually I grew up eating their food on San Pedro St. and we had my son's baby party there, so I'm immunized.

        3. It's less than a thirty-minute drive east for dim sum nirvana in the SGV.

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          1. re: JeMange

            Okay then. As I suspected - no good Dim Sum in Burbank / Glendale. And frankly, that sucks. I haven't had it in a while and was really craving it. I am by no means a connoisseur, but I like to eat good food - whether it's "authentic" or not.

            So let's open it up a bit. I'd rather not go downtown, but I've got no reservations about other parts of the SFV/Pasadena/even the SGV.

            So how about those area. Any new suggestions?


            1. re: mrsantora

              Well there's very little dim sum in the San Fernando Valley and it's just passable, so it makes no sense for you to drive there. Nothing I can think of in Pasadena either, which makes sense because cities like San Gabriel, Alhambra and Monterey Park are relatively close. I guess the question is what parts of the San Gabriel Valley would you be willing to drive to? Most of the good dim sum places are close to the San Bernardino Freeway, but if you're driving there from Glendale you might as well stop off in Chinatown which is only half as far. If you're thinking about the 210 I guess you can go to Full House in Arcadia.

              1. re: mrsantora

                there's always A & W on reseda two blocks north of nordhoff. passable dim sum with cart service and a full cantonese menu.

                o/w, like others have said, head east young man...

                1. re: eder

                  From Burbank to Northridge is a 30 minute drive. A 20 minute drive on the weekend in the other direction gets you to NBC... or 888... or Ocean Star... or Elite... or Sea Harbour...

                  The only reason to go to dim sum at A&W is if you have to drive past it to get to someplace better.

                  To the OP -- go to the SGV. There's no dim sum of any kind in Burbank or Glendale (New Moon is in Montrose). It's really a Chinatown and SGV thing.

                2. re: mrsantora

                  Mission 261 (or some number) in South Pasadena is pretty decent if that's about as far as you want to drive - no cart tho, order only.

                  Now SGV on the other hand .... as JeMange said, a nirvana. Seafood Harbour, Lunasia ... among others.


                  1. re: burumun

                    MIssion 261 is in the City of San Gabriel (not South Pasadena).

                    And, not surprisingly, the City of San Gabriel is part of SGV.

                    1. re: ipsedixit

                      oops my bad :P
                      It's the closest to Pasadena ...

                      (I've always thought it was Pasadena!) Oh well, then. No dim sum in Pasadena either. Go to SGV :p

                    2. re: burumun

                      Also Mission 261 is currently closed for remodeling.

                3. Star Wok on the corner of Lankershim and Riverside has a couple dim sum items on the menu. The shu mai and ha gow are not bad. But as others have suggested, why not go to Chinatown? It's not that much further.

                  Another suggestion if you need a quick fix: the 99 Ranch Market has an aisle full of frozen dim sum you can take home and throw an impromptu dim sum party. I've often thought of doing this when I was craving dim sum at night.