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ultraviolet Aug 8, 2009 09:51 AM

I'm going to Elite tomorrow (Sunday), for the first time, for dim sum.
What is the best time to get there in the morning to avoid a big line?
Thanks

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    xoxohh Aug 8, 2009 10:46 AM

    In my experience, try to get there by 9:45.

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    1. re: xoxohh
      choctastic Aug 9, 2009 06:04 PM

      at the very latest

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        wakko11 Aug 11, 2009 09:13 AM

        You'll beat the lines, but they may not have all of the dim sum selections available.

        Last time we went there at 10, some of the items such as a water convolvulus was not available yet/

      2. Pigeage Aug 8, 2009 11:00 AM

        Agreed - the earlier the better. Enjoy!

        1. J.L. Aug 8, 2009 02:19 PM

          The earlier the better. Mrs. J.L. & I went to Elite today at 11AM, and the wait was around 20 minutes for a table. By the time we left (around 12:30PM), the wait appeared to be around 45 minutes. It's not a big dining room, by dim sum standards.

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            ultraviolet Aug 8, 2009 03:30 PM

            Thanks everyone!. I can taste it already, Yum!!

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              Das Ubergeek Aug 8, 2009 05:02 PM

              Get the roast pork Macau-style. Y. U. M.

              Also, they have outstanding juk.

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                J.L. Aug 8, 2009 05:37 PM

                And their house special pancakes, and the turnip cakes, and the char siu bao (both bakes & steamed) and lotus leaf sticky rice, and their mango pudding.....

                What a feast we had today....

                1. re: Das Ubergeek
                  JAB Aug 8, 2009 05:41 PM

                  Yes, I like their juk with meatballs.

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                QualityMart Aug 9, 2009 08:52 AM

                Gah that place is sooo good.

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                  blippy Aug 9, 2009 09:34 PM

                  I hope you had the snow buns. Second the Macau style roast pork.

                  1. wilafur Aug 11, 2009 11:30 AM

                    agreed, get there at (or by) 9:45am and you will be seated almost immediately. anytime after 10am and you will be waiting in line.

                    i just went to elite this past saturday at 9:45am and there were 3 open tables.

                    elite offers sup some dame good dim sum! mm!

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