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Best place for Dim Sum?

Will be in Manhattan for a couple of days. Where is the place for Dim Sum?

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  1. The conventional wisdom answer is- not manhattan.

    However, if you are craving it and are here, I like Golden Unicorn and East Market. I have had too inconsistent product at Jing Fong and Ping's to recommend them.

    Dim Sum Go Go is good too, but they don't have carts- just menu ordering. I have heard good things on the CH boards about Nom Wah and Red Egg, but I have not been yet.

    For an upscale, pricey, somewhat inauthentic but not bad interpretation of Dim Sum, I also don't mind Chinatown Brasserie.

    Sorry none of my recommendations are that enthusiastic. It's just that what you'll find in Manhattan doesn't compare to what you can find in Queens.

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    Dim Sum Go Go
    5 E Broadway, New York, NY 10038

    Chinatown Brasserie
    380 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

    Ping's
    22 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

    Golden Unicorn
    18 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002

    Jing Fong
    18 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

    Nom Wah Tea Parlor
    13 Doyers St, New York, NY 10013

    Red Egg
    202 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013

    East Market
    75 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002

    4 Replies
    1. re: InfoMofo

      Thanks. If Queens is that much better, can you recommend some places there?

      1. re: swjackson

        So there's a separate board for outer boroughs questions. I have had a number of good experiences in Flushing- I liked a place called Gala Manor which I believe is now called Jade and is still getting good reviews:

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7258...

        I would try the search tool on the outer boroughs forum, there are tons of threads on it.

        1. re: InfoMofo

          Actually Gala Manor became New East Cuisine and apparently isn't very good. But you're right that Jade Asian, which used to be Gum Fung, is a good choice.

          1. re: Chandavkl

            Thanks for clearing that up! I will definitely try that next time I make it out there.

      1. My fave's-

        Traditional cart service- Golden Unicorn

        A la carte service- Red Egg

        Both excellent depending on the style of service that you are looking for. I think that Red Egg makes the best tasting dim sum I have had in NY (Although I have not ventured outside Manhattan for dim sum yet) and very consistant.

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        Golden Unicorn
        18 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002

        Red Egg
        202 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013

        1. I'm no dim sum expert, but we have certainly enjoyed the dim sum at Oriental Garden in Chinatown.

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          Oriental Garden
          14 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

          1. Check th3 OB board for the dim sum.