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Aug 3, 2010 09:32 PM

Dim Sum to go in Santa Clara?

Visiting friends with kids tomorrow in Santa Clara. We will be driving down from SF and would love to bring delicious dim sum -- would also like it to be as fresh as possible. Our destination is close to Great America (Lick Mill Blvd & Tasman Dr). Any chance there might be someplace good to stop on the way? Thanks so much in advance.

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  1. That area's pretty close to the Milpitas 99 Ranch Mall -- you can probably order takeout from the sitdown dim sum places Mayflower or ABC or the 99 Ranch probably has a takeout dim sum area. You can order takeout from HK Saigon nr Tasman and Lawrence Expressway also.

    I think there's a place across 880 called Kim Lee also.

    Hong Kong Saigon Sea Food Harbor Restaurant
    1135 N Lawrence Expy, Sunnyvale, CA

    Mayflower Seafood
    428 Barber Ln, Milpitas, CA 95035

    ABC Sea Food Restaurant
    782 Barber Ln, Milpitas, CA 95035

    Kim Lee
    20 S Park Victoria Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035

      1. re: soupnazi

        Thank you both to KC and Soup. I'm a little wary of the dim sum from Ranch 99; I'm also looking for a place where I can zip in and zip out (will have kid with me too). I'm going to give Dim Sum King a try. Always love to check out a new place anyway. Thank you!

        Dim Sum King
        99 Skyline Plz, Daly City, CA 94015

        1. re: soupnazi

          Just to report back... We ended up bringing a big box of goodies from Dim Sum King to our visit with friends. In the box were egg tarts, baked cha shao bao, cha shao w/ puff pastry, and sesame balls. Your basic kid-friendly, finger food. The egg tart pastry was flakey, custard was delicate; the cha shao puff pastry was slightly too big, but also flakey and tasty; the cha shao bao was the perfect size -- filling well-portioned and seasoned; the sesame balls also had a good amount of not-too-sweet red bean filling. Everyone was pretty happy and noshing pool side. All in all, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality. I just wish everything was still warm when we dug in :( We live in SF, but I do look forward to swinging by to try more items the next time we're in the neighborhood and in need of take away dim sum. Thank you again for the recs!

        2. Does the community have an updated recommendation? Picking up from Santa Clara University and looking for the best dim sum restaurant nearby

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          1. re: clam94111

            Are you also looking for easy in/out parking and pickup, or are you willing to spend a little time?

          2. Clam, OP's question was about dim sum to go. Are you also looking for dim sum to go? You said "picking up from Santa Clara U". Picking up people? And you want to go for a sit down dim sum place?

            Maybe try Dynasty at Cupertino.