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Title: Best Dim Sum near Irvine
Post by: GenericIrvineResident on January 25, 2021, 05:03:54 PM
I've tried quite a few Dim Sum places, but which one is everyone's favorite?

Places I've tried:

Seafood Cove - Highly rated, but disappointing. Long waits. Mediocre Dim Sum. Seems like it's a Viet spin on traditional Cantonese Dim Sum. Cheung Fun sauce was off and skin was tacky/gummy.

Capital Seafood in Spectrum - Pretty good. Sometimes hit/miss with how fresh the dishes are.

Tim Ho Wan - Very expensive, limited options, but highest quality (imo).

Sam Woo - Alright. Also long waits.
Title: Re: Best Dim Sum near Irvine
Post by: melodypowell on April 07, 2021, 02:05:14 PM
I like J Zhou... It's pretty pricy but food was really good pre covid, haven't been since covid
Title: Re: Best Dim Sum near Irvine
Post by: akkord on April 07, 2021, 07:27:52 PM
Try China Garden - we normally go there

Capital Seafood - agree with you, it's either good or horrible

Tim Ho Wan - overrated & too expensive
Title: Re: Best Dim Sum near Irvine
Post by: iacrenter on April 09, 2021, 09:26:14 AM
+1 on J Zhou, my go to spot near me.

Anyone try dim sum at  EMC Seafood?

I was surprised food critic, Brad Johnson raved about it in the OC Register:

https://www.ocregister.com/2021/03/03/best-thing-i-ate-theres-a-new-dim-sum-power-player-in-irvine/
Title: Re: Best Dim Sum near Irvine
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 09, 2021, 11:16:15 AM
+1 on J Zhou, my go to spot near me.

Anyone try dim sum at  EMC Seafood?

I was surprised food critic, Brad Johnson raved about it in the OC Register:

https://www.ocregister.com/2021/03/03/best-thing-i-ate-theres-a-new-dim-sum-power-player-in-irvine/

Need to check out EMC for dim sum now. Looked at their menu... has stuff we like and they serve it all the time.

Is J Zhou that good for dim sum. Tried to go there but they didn't serve dim sum at dinner time.
Title: Re: Best Dim Sum near Irvine
Post by: iacrenter on April 09, 2021, 07:32:15 PM
+1 on J Zhou, my go to spot near me.

Anyone try dim sum at  EMC Seafood?

I was surprised food critic, Brad Johnson raved about it in the OC Register:

https://www.ocregister.com/2021/03/03/best-thing-i-ate-theres-a-new-dim-sum-power-player-in-irvine/

Need to check out EMC for dim sum now. Looked at their menu... has stuff we like and they serve it all the time.

Is J Zhou that good for dim sum. Tried to go there but they didn't serve dim sum at dinner time.

My Hong Kong friends give it their stamp of approval. But I'm sure there are better places if you are willing to drive to San Gabriel/Alhambra.
Title: Re: Best Dim Sum near Irvine
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 12, 2021, 09:51:04 PM
Ok, EMC is pretty good. A bit pricey but nice that you can get dim sum whenever you want.

Just remember, last call for dim sum is 8pm.

But... other than dim sum, the zucchini fries and garlic brussel sprouts are also excellent (and on the happy hour menu!).
Title: Re: Best Dim Sum near Irvine
Post by: waynehill on July 08, 2021, 12:27:56 AM
Tim Ho wan I'd definitely buy from. Expensive but tastes awesome.
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