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Lunasia

500 West Main Street, Suite A, Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 308-3222
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Ranked #2 of 185 restaurants in Alhambra
Cuisines: Chinese
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los angeles, ca
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is one of the best dim sum place in the San Gabriel Valley area. However, the wait time is not acceptable, long enough that make you want to leave and think twice when going back. Awesome place for dim sum regardless the wait time and average customer services. Quite easy for parking (street & structured). I would highly recommend... More

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California, USA
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love good dim sum and I just found out about this place from a friend. It's a bit more expensive but the quality of the food justifies the cost. The wait is a little longer because it's smaller than other larger dim sum establishments but it's worth it. It's really clean inside and the food comes out really quickly... More

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New York, New York, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Ate here when visiting Pasadena. All of our dim sum entrees were very good and only the duck was not excellent. Other posts paint it as expensive. I didn't find it overly so but perhaps that's because I'm from New York and numb to price; nevertheless for three of us to leave completely stuffed it was $40.

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So Cal
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158 reviews 158 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

From a local POV, Lunasia is the typical dim sum/Chinese restaurant. However, with its prices on the higher end, comes a slightly more affluent clientele (both Chinese or even non-Chinese). My opinion of their food is that it tastes great and is pricey, and will not likely appeal to those looking for "bang for the buck". For those new or... More

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South Pasadena, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Lunasia is a wonderful place to bring family and friends for delicious dim sum and other Chinese food, such as noodles, beef and seafood dishes. Expect to wait a half hour or more on a weekend for dim sum around lunchtime, but it is usually easier to get a table during the workweek. The house special noodles are delicious, as... More

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Los Angeles
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106 reviews 106 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

My Gold Star for dim sum is still Yank SIng in San Francisco. I've tried most of the well known dim sum restaurants in LA/SGV and Lunasia most definitely leads the pack. Like Yank SIng, you get what you pay for. High quality food is expensive and I'm always willing to pay for quality food. You can't stay in business... More

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Los Angeles, California
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19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Went there for Dim Sum on a Sunday and as expected, you have to wait to get a table but it is worth the wait. The restaurant is clean, nicely decorated and we felt very comfortable right away. The menu has photos for each dish which is very convenient and we we were not disappointed with the food.

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Los Angeles, California
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

For dim sum, it is priced at the same level as Sea Harbor in Rosemead and Mission 261 in San Gabriel, but is better than both. I wouldn't go as far as calling it the best dim sum in the sgv, but had pretty decent amount of choices. All the dim sum is cooked to order not from the carts.... More

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Maynard, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food was great tasting. The selection was amazing. Could not stop eating. Definitely worth multiple visits.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's a good, but expensive dim sum place. They have special dim sum (such as the fried shrimp roll) that other places don't have, but they are much more expensive ($6.99 for the XL dim sum, instead of >$2.00 from other place). If you like to spurge for dim sum once in a while, it's worth a try. Go early... More

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