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Atlantic Seafood and Dim Sum: Monterey Park

liu Apr 14, 2013 03:56 PM

Mid Saturday afternoon, we checked out Atlantic Seafood and Dim Sum in Monterey Park...upstairs, 2nd floor, in the new purple mall with the movie theaters.

We did not eat there, but we spoke with a few of the staff who answered questions for our future visit next week.

They serve cart dim sum every day from 9:00am to 1:00pm. It looked quite nice inside.

Has anyone been yet?

Atlantic Seafood and Dim Sum
500 North Atlantic Boulevard, Suite 200
Monterey Park 91754

#626.872-0388

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  1. Chandavkl RE: liu Apr 14, 2013 05:10 PM

    From last summer's opening.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/856768

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    1. re: Chandavkl
      liu RE: Chandavkl Apr 14, 2013 05:50 PM

      Thanks for the link -- and here we are a year later and I have not heard or read many glowing reports.

      I am anxious to check it out now, as perhaps they have worked out some of the initial issues.

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        ipsedixit RE: liu Apr 14, 2013 06:44 PM

        Don't believe so.

        If we were grading dim sum places in SGV, it would be a step up above Top Island, not by much though.

        And, seriously, for someone like you who travels from points west of SFV to the SGV for dim sum, I would stick with your favorites (e.g. Elite or King Hua) than stoop down to the dregs of places like Atlantic Seafood.

        If you really wanted to try something out of your comfort some for dim sum, why not go to a place like Ocean Star?

        1. re: ipsedixit
          liu RE: ipsedixit Apr 14, 2013 08:08 PM

          Oh, we have been to Ocean Star numerous times and enjoyed it!

          This past weekend we wanted carts and went to 888, our old stomping grounds when it was one of a very few dim sum places. I found it to be a huge disappointment. The place was dirty; the carpets were stained and the plates were not all clean. The dim sum was only fair. We had not been there in a long time and we recognized many of the cart ladies...still there. Everyone was very friendly and service was good enough, but the food would not draw me back.

          1. re: liu
            Chandavkl RE: liu Apr 14, 2013 09:26 PM

            If you want carts I think Capital Seafood in Monterey Park (as opposed to Arcadia where it's menu) would be the better choice.

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              liu RE: Chandavkl Apr 14, 2013 09:38 PM

              Chandavkl, are you referring to the Capital Seafood in the shopping center with 99 Ranch and Wing Hop Fung?

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                Chandavkl RE: liu Apr 14, 2013 09:40 PM

                That's the one.

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                  liu RE: Chandavkl Apr 14, 2013 09:53 PM

                  As a cart place, I like it a lot...been there dozens of times with good service and food!

                  However, that parking lot is a mess; I wish they would expand into the open lot behind 99 Ranch...just wishing out loud.

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                    Chandavkl RE: liu Apr 14, 2013 10:06 PM

                    I think that lot was supposed to be already completed condos.

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                      liu RE: Chandavkl Apr 15, 2013 08:42 AM

                      It remains vacant with grass growing in the concrete cracks. There is a large "For Sale" sign at the entrance.

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      dreamcast18 RE: liu Apr 15, 2013 12:55 AM

      did try the dim sum there earlier this year..will NEVER go back. Dim Sum Express is better 10x.

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        liu RE: dreamcast18 Apr 15, 2013 08:45 AM

        Thank you for posting. With your post and others in mind, we will take our appetite for dim sum elsewhere. No one seems to be walking away satisfied.

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