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Best Dim Sum in Austin?!

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

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6891...

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/3266...

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

    1. 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.

      http://www.fortuneaustin.com/pr_1.html

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      1. re: amykragan

        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).

      2. 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.

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

        1. 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. 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

              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.

            2. chinatown off greystone and n mopac, very good.

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

              1. 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.