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boogiebaby Sep 22, 2012 08:53 PM

Want to go for dim sum tomorrow. Where should we go? Wasn't too happy with Elite the last time. We will have 4 kids with us (ages 2-9) so kid friendly atmosphere would be appreciated. They eat everything so we're not worried abut kid friendly food.

  1. boogiebaby Sep 24, 2012 12:16 AM

    So we ended up going to NBC as my mom didn't want to go to Sea Harbour (we've been there before). It was very good. We got there around 11:15 and had a 25 minute wait for a ten top. The food was all fresh and we enjoyed everything. Kids loved watching the carts go by too so that provided free entertainment. :) Total bill was $130 and that was for about 24-25 plates.

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    1. re: boogiebaby
      J.L. Sep 24, 2012 12:55 AM

      Thanks for reporting back!

      1. re: boogiebaby
        Clinton Sep 24, 2012 08:33 AM

        NBC would have been my second choice. I prefer carts also. Glad you had a good time.

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          happybaker Sep 25, 2012 08:54 PM



          1. re: happybaker
            boogiebaby Sep 25, 2012 10:42 PM

            It's in Monterey Park but yes, that's one. Their address is shown on their main page of the website.

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              happybaker Sep 26, 2012 09:38 AM

              Great! Thank you!

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          Clinton Sep 23, 2012 03:05 PM

          Share the same feeling with you on Elite. Will not be going there again. I still prefer Ocean Star near Atlantic and Garvey. That would be my choice.

          1. J.L. Sep 22, 2012 10:53 PM

            King Hua in Alhambra. No carts, but friendly. Order from the menu (lots of non-shellfish). Lots of families, with happy kids & parents there the last time I went.

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              andytseng Sep 23, 2012 12:33 AM

              +1 for King Hua, mostly because in my mind, less (usually no) wait = more kid friendly. Who wants to deal with a bunch of hungry kids waiting in line? If you ever have just a few people who wouldn't mind waiting, I would go to Sea Harbour.

              1. re: andytseng
                bulavinaka Sep 23, 2012 09:32 AM

                Sea Harbour for the food, King Hua for less crowds but compromise of food v. Sea Harbour, Lunasia for third place behind Sea Harbour and Elite (haven't been to Elite in a few months so sorry to hear about your experience). Sea Harbour and Lunasia get very crowded if you don't make it there before 1030. We found the quality of the shrimp dishes at King Hua to be mixed, so you won't be missing much if you have to pare back on this category.

              2. re: J.L.
                happybaker Sep 23, 2012 03:45 PM

                +1 King Hua.

                Being able to order from the menu is a huge help, especially if you need to avoid a certain food. Plus, they looked to be very kid friendly there, with extra plates, patience and high chairs. And all the kids we saw under 3 were remarkably calm - yes their parents were very well prepared, but maybe small bites make everyone happy!

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                nosh Sep 22, 2012 09:03 PM

                With kids -- do you want to have carts? 888

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                  boogiebaby Sep 22, 2012 09:10 PM

                  Not picky about carts. Should also mention that my hubby can't eat shrimp, so there have to be some decent non-shrimp options (non dim sum options are ok)

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                    taiwanesesmalleats Sep 22, 2012 10:53 PM

                    What was wrong with Elite? Give Sea Harbour or King Hua a try. Of the two, I definitely prefer Sea Harbour.

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                      wienermobile Sep 23, 2012 08:30 AM

                      Yes to Sea Harbour.

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                        boogiebaby Sep 23, 2012 08:39 AM

                        Our normal go-to is Elite. But the last time, it just wasn't good. The food wasn't fresh, like it was sitting around in the kitchen, and some items were lukewarm and the service was atrocious. We couldn't get anyone to stop at our table to save our life. Every time we tried, they'd tell us to hold on or say "one minute one minute" and then never come back. This dim sum brunch is for my birthday so I want to have a good time, and not be annoyed. :)

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