Dim sum in Las Vegas
Here's a compendium of all restaurants serving Chow quality dim sum in Las Vegas. For reviews, please search the Southwest board.
Chang's Hong Kong Cuisine
Decatur and Tropicana
Sahara Between Jones and Decatur
Spring Mountain and Decatur
Harbor Palace Seafood
Ping Pang Pong
Gold Coast Casino
Please do not take the order of the restaurants as an indication or recommendation.
Cathay House Restaurant
5300 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89146
Chang's Hong Kong Cuisine
4670 S Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89103
5485 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89146
Ping Pang Pong
4000 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103
Noodles & Co
3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
Harbor Palace Seafood Restaurant
4275 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Noodles is in the Bellagio, not Caesar's. We've not yet ventured off-strip to seek dim sum on our Las Vegas visits, but Noodles is a regular lunch stop. Though it's primarily convenient because we usually stay in the Bellagio, I've always been consistently pleased with the quality of the food. The dumpling selection is perhaps not as broad as you will find in a traditional dim sum shop, with a leaning more toward noodle dishes (thus the name) and a bit of a pan-Asian bent. I also liked their soy-poached chicken, with roasted peanuts.
Nice, handy list. We've been to Cathay House and our next to-dos are Ping Pang Pong & Orchids Garden....
Thanks shamu for this extensive list, and for all the replies. I am going to be in Vegas for 4 nights with 8 girlfriends from around the country. I am trying to get them to do dim sum, as I think those who have never experienced it will have lots of fun. We are staying at Bellagio, but I want more of a chinatown-type experience. That might be too upscale. I had my eye on Ping Pang Pong from previous posts, and thought that might be the easiest for us to get to without a car. Some of the others listed were never spoken of before. Is there anywhere that would be easier for us to all get to? It seems that Ping Pang Pong is a little over a mile from Bellagio, so for us it is walkable, or does no one walk in Vegas? I am from NY, so that may give you an idea of my standards. Of course I am happier with 2 of the places we have here on LI than those in NYC Chinatown, and there are lots of great ones in Flushing.
The Palms is located kitty corner from the Gold Coast, location of Ping Pang Pong. You can take a free shuttle from from the Strip with pick-up at Caesars Palace. The shuttle times would work out pretty good for the dim sum lunch. Here is a link to a additional information: http://tinyurl.com/lpyc57
I have always enjoyed the dim sum @ Cathay House, and it is still great. I have recently started going to Orchid Garden on Sahara and have found it to be equally as good. The selection plentiful, food hot and service quick and effecient.
My last visit to Red 8, the number of dim sum items on the menu have been reduced to 4-6 on the menu and are all ordered a la carte. I wouldnt consider Red 8 a dim sum restaurant...
I used to frequent Cathay house a couple of times a month when I used to commute between here and Las Vegas on a regular basis and have always had a pleasant experience. Words cannot describe how excited I was when I passed by there at 4am last week and saw that the parking lot was relatively full. I stopped in for a late night meal and left fat and happy. Apparently, they are open until 5am now (on Friday night/Sat morning, at least).
I finally tried Ping Pang Pong. It took a lot to trust a dim sum place that wasn't in Chinatown and located in a casino. I was quite impressed with the selection of dim sum on a weekday and everything was very well prepared.
All the information about the various restaurants has been floating around Chowhound for a long time. I just wanted to suck into one thread.
Living in Las Vegas, after having lived for decades in Los Angeles, I've tried every dim sum place in town looking for something similar. It ain't here. There isn't anything close to China town in Los Angeles or San Francisco never mind San Gabriel and Monterey Park.
My personal favorite is Orchid Garden but that's only because I like the way they make my favorite dishes better than any other place in town. Your tastes are likely different than mine so you might enjoy one of the other restaurants more.
My buddy and I went through $45 of dim sum at Orchid on Thursday. A new record for me. I remember when they used to count the plates after your meal in order to total your bill. Back in those days before steam carts, two of us could stuff ourselves for $10 or $11. This is starting to become an expensive breakfast.