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Best Dim Sum in Richmond Hill / Markham Area?

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Staceyy Apr 20, 2012 06:19 AM

Hey,

I'd like to go out for Dim Sum tomorrow, Just wondernig which places are the best in Richmond Hill / Markham area (preferrably Richmond Hill).

I'm going with someone that has never had Dim Sum before, so I want them to have a great first impression!

Thanks so much in advance,
S

  1. TorontoTips Nov 24, 2012 12:58 PM

    I have tried many places that were recommended, but I always end up at Dragon Dynasty in the Chartwell Mall at Brimley & Huntingwood.
    I don't want to pay double to have my dimsum served in a martini glass, a steamer basket is fine, I just want fresh, hot, good quality. A few adorable older cart ladies, giggling at me when I order in Cantonese is cool, too :-)
    .James.

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      TeacherFoodie Nov 23, 2012 02:52 PM

      Which of the dim sum places listed would be open and appropriate for a client lunch on a Monday? Considering Yang's, Emperor, Casa Victoria, Spring Villa, and Crown Prince. The closer it is to Hwy 7/Leslie, the better.

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        caitlink Nov 23, 2012 03:01 PM

        Casa victoria would be the closest. But if client lunch, u may want some place less noisy and more i
        Intimate. So that would be casa imoerial at warden and steeles

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          TeacherFoodie Nov 23, 2012 03:01 PM

          Thanks caitlink!

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            Charles Yu Nov 24, 2012 09:05 AM

            For 'quiet ambiance' and more than acceptable Dim Sum, I used to go to 'Emperor Court' inside the Hilton Suite on Hwy#7 and Warden. Ideal for business meeting. Haven't been back! Is it still in business??

        2. Charles Yu Apr 20, 2012 09:56 AM

          Tomorrow means Saturday! Try getting there as early as possible! Preferably before 11.00am!! Less hectic = Better service too!
          Enjoy!

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            caitlink Apr 20, 2012 01:31 PM

            For good value, I would recommend Emperor for their early bird discount (but check website for hours).
            For comtemporary, Yangs.
            For atmosphere where you have an enormous dining room and lots of noise (Chinese restaurants are typically 'loud'), I would recommend Casa Victoria.

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              Charles Yu Apr 20, 2012 04:17 PM

              Good value is one thing, but I don't find Emperor's quality that appealing. Even Regal16 or Golden Court are better.

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                T Long Apr 21, 2012 07:33 AM

                Regal 16's dim sum is not terrible, but the service is (especially if you are not a regular).

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                  chutchut Jul 15, 2012 02:27 PM

                  Regal 16 doesn't have much options for dim sum. Golden Court's dim sum is maybe the least expensive among the ones mentioned here.

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                chutchut Jul 15, 2012 02:24 PM

                I've tried dim sum at Yang's, Emperor, Casa Victoria, Regal 16 and Golden Court. I like Yang's and Emperor. I wouldn't care to go back to Casa Victoria. However, I would go back to Emperor often. I found Emperor's quality is good and homey (and close to where I live). Environment is clean, spacious, and homey. Service is good too.

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                  Charles Yu Jul 15, 2012 03:13 PM

                  Based on latest experiences, I would add Spring Villa and Crown Prince to the list.

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                    Pigurd Jul 16, 2012 06:00 AM

                    the newly opened golden duke chinese cuisine resturant on highway 7/ mc cowan seems to have decent dim sum as well.

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                      sweetie Jul 16, 2012 07:30 AM

                      I found Golden Duke just so so. The har gow skin was soggy and the rice noodle rolls (cheung fun) were thick and heavy. The chicken feet was ok, most of the other dishes we had were good but not great.

            2. TorontoJo Apr 20, 2012 07:15 AM

              Yang's seems to be at the top of their game right now. Plus the setting is quite contemporary and (I think) nicer than some of the other players out there.

              Here's a write up with photos of a recent experience:

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/841829

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