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Jul 7, 2011 03:54 PM

"REAL" Chinese in Miami

Coming to Miami in a couple of weeks....where is the best rauthentic chinese food. Not looking for niuce decor and frilly extras...just want authentic Mandarin (Shanghai), Cantonese and a GREAT Dim Sum spot for lunch. I heard about Tropical Chinese but it looks like its more eclectic/contemporary place?
Fellow hounders....any help would be GREATLY appreciated, we are staying in South Beach area and are w/o vehicle...


Tropical Chinese Restaurant
7991 Bird Rd, Miami, FL 33155

South Beach Cafe
121 5th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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  1. there is nothing even remotely what you are looking for anywhere within walking distance

    1. I guess I would say Hakkasan since it's walking distance - but it's not cheap and their dim sum menu is not extensive (I think).

      Miami Beach, FL, Miami Beach, FL

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      1. re: mialebven

        hakkasan is not walking distance from south beach and is also fancier than what the op wanted.

        1. re: tpigeon

          Oops - you're right. I had forgotten it was in the Fontainebleu. I must have been thinking of Philippe Chow.

          1. re: mialebven

            Tropical Chinese has great dim sum. Get there about 11 a.m.

            Tropical Chinese Restaurant
            7991 Bird Rd, Miami, FL 33155