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Best Dim Sum in Austin?!

JetGirl Jun 27, 2010 09:33 AM

Well the title pretty much says it all. Where is your favorite place to go? I've been recommended Chinatown off mopac.

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    foodiegal71 Jul 31, 2010 09:34 AM

    My Fortune experiences have been lacking. The last time we were there, they were even kind of rude. Since then, we've stuck with Shanhai and been really happy. I do still need to try T&S though. I've eaten meals there and loved it, but never dim sum.

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      texangurl Jul 29, 2010 08:09 AM

      chinatown off greystone and n mopac, very good.

      I liked Marco Polo but that was years ago, its no longer around.

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        rdking647 Jul 27, 2010 07:02 PM

        heres some of my favorites.
        Shanghai is my number 1 choice
        chinatown would be number 2 but it is on the pricey side
        I though fortune seafood was strictly OK. I like their dinners better

        Another overlooked place,especially if you need a mid week dim sum fix is Get Sum Dim Sum.

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        1. re: rdking647
          agoodbite Jul 27, 2010 08:23 PM

          Perhaps I hit Get Sum Dim Sum on an off day or ordered wrong, but everything I ate was bland and heavy. I'd take Fortune, T&S or Chinatown anytime instead of GSDS.

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          puddles Jun 30, 2010 12:20 PM

          If you're looking for votes here, I'm in for Chinatown. I still need to try Fortune dim sum, though I have not been incredibly impressed by them otherwise.

          1. Homero Jun 28, 2010 12:57 PM

            My faves are Pao's Mandarin House in Lakeway followed by Shanghai.

            Pao's is a commitment because of the drive, but well worth it if you go in a large group.

            Shanghai is consistent and very centrally located.

            Pao's Mandarin House
            2300 Lohmans Spur, Lakeway, TX 78734

            1. amykragan Jun 27, 2010 10:45 AM

              I really like Fortune in the Asian Center off of Braker.
              It's the traditional cart service and the food is superb. They also offer it a lot more often than most places.


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              1. re: amykragan
                verily Jul 27, 2010 08:30 PM

                I like Fortune, too. I'm not sure if it's the best because I need to give them another try with a larger group. Last time we were only two and therefore couldn't try nearly as many dishes as I would have liked. There was one dish in particular, roasted pork with crispy skin, that we really, really liked.

                Of the options in town though, I think they have the best service. The cart people just seemed happier in general and more helpful--as opposed to being in a hurry to get to the next table like Shanghai and Chinatown, and our waitress kept a very close eye on the state of our table (refilling glasses, clearing plates).

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                gilintx Jun 27, 2010 10:02 AM

                Welcome to the board, JetGirl. Here are a couple of links (pulled up via search) that more or less address your question:



                Except for Tien Hong closing, all that info is current.

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