Looking for great dim sum in Berkeley
We are spending a month in Berkeley this summer and love dim sum. Any suggestions?
None that I can think of in Berkeley.
Go north to Asian Pearl or L&L
West to East Ocean in Emeryville
Or South to East Ocean (Alameda) or Legendary Palace in Oakland
708 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607
East Ocean Seafood
1713 Webster St, Alameda, CA 94501
Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood
3199 Powell St, Emeryville, CA 94608
3288 Pierce St, Richmond, CA 94804
L & L Chinese Seafood Restaurant
10140 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530
While I've had decent enough dim sum at King Tsin, I've also been served dishes that were still frozen inside. This might have been on weekdays, so there might not be enough turnover for them to make it fresh every day.
L & L and East Ocean (Alameda) have been consistently excellent.
1699 Solano Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94707
I suspect the original poster is not a local person.
The non-Berkeley places listed by kc72 are all good choices, and are nearby via car or public transport. Though they are not "in" Berkeley they are all within my very narrow radius of travel.
I know one Berkeley place that has (or had) dim sum: May Flower on University Avenue. They had a selection of vegetarian dim sum items as well. I haven't been there in some years.
By the way, if you are coming to Berkeley from some normal place in the world, bring your long underwear. It has been very chilly here.
May Flower Chinese Restaurant (Mayflower)
2156 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
There is no "great dim sum" in Berkeley. For tons of opinions and suggestions just check some of the dim sum threads already in progress on this board.
Thanks all for your suggestions, although we may not find great bagels or dim sum in Berkeley, I know we will love exploring the area. We will let you all know what we find exceptional.