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Jan 17, 2014 11:40 AM

Dim Sum Reservations?

Planning on hitting the ID for New Year's next weekend. Know of any dim sum places that take reservations? We have kids and need to stick to a timeline, so a long wait won't work. If the ID doesn't work we may just hit up O'Asian.

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  1. I don't think any of the legit dim sum places in the ID will take reservations. I think you're pretty much left to O'Asian.

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    1. re: HungWeiLo

      Thanks. That's what I was thinking. Assuming the lines at Harbor City and Jade will be unbearable, which of the remaining places would you recommend trying? I've only been to those two as well as Top Gun back in the day. Sun Ya? Honey Court?

      ... of course I could just do some searches. I'll do that!

      1. re: tykapfh

        I don't think the ID Top Gun exists anymore. They're in Bellevue now.

        Avoid Ocean Palace, Sun Ya, Honey Court, House of Hong's, etc. Stick with Harbor City and Jade Garden (and I'm not even a fan of the latter). If not going to these two, you might as well hit O'Asian.

        I've heard that in a pinch, Dim Sum King is alright.

        If you're open to coming to Bellevue, Top Gun and Joi's are excellent. Joi's in particular has good quality and small crowds (never had to wait - which is good we have a toddler ourselves) due to its limited parking options. And you can call ahead to put your name on the waiting list if you are risk averse.

    2. Jade Garden DOES take reservations. In fact, I often call just 30 min ahead and we are first on the line when we get there. I usually wait around 5-10 min once we arrive to get a table cleared. It definitely beats the 1 hour long lines.