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Best cart-style dim sum in Seattle

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joschus Apr 28, 2013 07:50 AM

I'd appreciate a recommendation or two for a Sunday dim sum restaurant please. Would like one where servers push carts around. Thank you!!

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    equinoise Apr 29, 2013 02:37 PM

    Harbor City has become my go-to for this. Last time I was pleased to see they were offering some more unique dumplings (rather than just LCD stuff otherwise available at Jade Garden and most other houses in the ID).

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      Lauren Apr 30, 2013 10:03 AM

      I had dinner at Harbor City last week and some dim sum items were part of the banquet. The Har Gow and Siu Mai were both really good and very large!

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        c oliver May 5, 2013 09:57 AM

        We ALWAYS go to Jade Garden :) and really like it but we're going to be in SEA for two weeks in August so will definitely check out Harbor City.

        @OP - curious why you want carts? When given the choice, I always opt for menu. So much fresher. And even at cart places, you can still order items. Generally.

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        Jeffo405 May 5, 2013 09:46 AM

        Other hounds may disagree, but after trying numerous Seattle dim sum restos, we like Sun Ya and O'Asian.

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          HungWeiLo May 10, 2013 07:12 PM

          It's a toss up now between Joi's and Top Gun, both in Bellevue. The ID stuff has gone downhill for a while now...

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            c oliver May 10, 2013 07:48 PM

            I've not been to Bellevue but I've been eating at Jade Garden for probably ten years and have found no decline. And I find it quite good. And I seek out dim sum wherever I travel.

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              Jeffo405 May 12, 2013 10:54 AM

              Isn't O'Asian still owned by the same people who own Top Gun?

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                HungWeiLo May 12, 2013 02:48 PM

                Yes. I believe the current chef used to own Noble Court in Bellevue.

                Not too much of a fan of O'Asian myself - their stuff always tastes so "sanitized". A lot of interesting sauces/spices/herbs are absent from many items. But they certainly seem to get more business from a higher-end clientele than Joi's in Bellevue, so that makes sense.

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