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Help, hounds! Any great dim sum places near the 60 & 605 frwys?

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tnwest Mar 23, 2010 12:32 PM

Family gathering at Rose Hills Memorial in Whittier and need a good dim sum lunch spot. Elite is, sadly, too far west. Any suggestions would be most welcome. Thanks!

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    luckattack Mar 23, 2010 12:40 PM

    There is a small dim sum place in El Monte on Peck (North of the 10) that is pretty good. Just your normal dim sum items you order off a list. No carts. Egg tart is pretty good compare to the other restaurants. Ocean Bo is the name. I believe it is the same owners as NBC in Monterey Park.

    3944 Peck Rd
    Suite 1
    El Monte, CA 91732

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      Chandavkl Mar 23, 2010 01:11 PM

      Not sure if Ocean Bo is an appropriate location for such an event. since these gatherings are usually held at larger restaurants. Having gone to numerous services at Rose Hills, I know that the common procedure is to go back to the Monterey Park area for the meal. However, if you want a slightly shorter trip, try the dim sum places in Rowland Heights, such as New Capital, Happy Harbor, or Hong Kong Palace

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      Hong Kong Palace
      19101 Colima Rd, Rowland Heights, CA 91748

      Happy Harbor Restaurant
      1015 Nogales St # 126, Rowland Heights, CA

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        tnwest Mar 23, 2010 02:36 PM

        Thank you for the suggestions luckattack and Chandavki. Really helpful and much appreciated.

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          ipsedixit Mar 23, 2010 02:43 PM

          From the 60/605, you're probably very close to equidistant (at least in terms of driving time) between Rowland Heights and SGV for the closest dim sun joint.

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            tnwest Mar 23, 2010 04:29 PM

            Hmm. Good point. May look into something further west along the 60... Any ideas would be appreciated, ipsedixit. I've seen your name often in these pages.

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              ipsedixit Mar 23, 2010 04:35 PM

              Well, if you plan on going west, my suggestion would be to take the 605 North to the 10 West and exit Rosemead, which will take you right to Sea Harbour.

              Going that way, to me anyway, would seem closer and easier than driving east on the 60 and exiting either on Nogales, Azusa, or points thereabouts. Plus, for some reason traffic on the 60 eastbound between the 605 and Azusa rivals certain stretches of the 405 -- no matter what time of the day.

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              Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant
              3939 N. Rosemead Blvd., Rosemead, CA 91770, USA

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                tnwest Mar 23, 2010 04:52 PM

                Thanks for the 60 traffic tip. Had no idea. As I've got family heading back to San Diego after lunch, I'm starting to lean towards the place I originally said was too far west. Elite (distance be damned.) Haven't been but have read good things here. Family can catch the 710 south from there. Like you need to know any of this... ;) Thanks for the suggestions, all! I LOVE THIS WEBSITE!

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                  choctastic Mar 24, 2010 08:36 AM

                  I like your style (reminds me of myself) but be aware that if you go to Elite it is usually packed. I was just passing by on Monday afternoon and was astounded by how jam-packed the parking lot was. If you can stand the wait, I say go for it. I love this place. Perhaps you could score a reservation if you have a big enough party? I haven't tried recently, so can't remember if it was worth it.

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                  raytamsgv Mar 24, 2010 08:59 AM

                  This sounds like a good idea. Sea Harbour and Elite are both comparable in terms of the quality of food. You can't go wrong either way. Having said that, I vote for Sea Harbour. It's closer to Rose Hill and the freeway.

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                  Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant
                  3939 N. Rosemead Blvd., Rosemead, CA 91770, USA

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                    SeaCook Mar 24, 2010 09:23 AM

                    I second on going west on the 10. I live off of Hacenida Blvd in La Habra Heigthts and I take street routes to get to work and back. Heavy seemingly perpetual freeway construction causes the stretch of the 60 between Azuza Blvd and the 605 suck big time. Save yourself and your loved ones stress (In what will be a stressful situation) and go west on the 10 to Sea Harbor on Rosemead.

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