Dim Sum in Dallas
Hi, I've been to Maxim's, Arc en Ciel, and Kirin Court. In my opinion, the food at Maxim's is the best (fresh too) but the service was bad when it was busy. Some of the carts with the more traditional items (like hargow and shui mai) never even got to us because they were so busy. Kirin Court does a good job in getting a good variety of carts to you, and the food is good too. Arc en Ciel has some creative varieties, but the atmosphere is really less than desirable (cafeteria style tables and chairs with a quick table cloth thrown over, it's kind of dark in the restaurant, too).
Yeah, we go to Kirin Court. It is one block south of Beltline on the northbound access road to Central Expy., Upstairs. It used to be called Hong Kong Royale. They redecorated and it is bright and fresh and cheery. All white with red curtains and the obligitory crystal chandeliers. The food is good and variety is decent. They also have a hot food station where you can bring your card up for them to stamp and carry things back to your table. Try the noodles with sweet and spicy prok sauce. there are also very authentic things like tripe and pork blood and clams in black bean sauce. They start to get busy at 11 so we usually try to get there by 10:30 otherwise you can brave the crowds or go after 1:30.
see you there on Sundays!