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“Best Dumplings & Soup” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Royal seafood restaurant

Royal seafood restaurant
103 Mott St, New York City, NY 10013-4600
212-219-2338
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Ranked #3,025 of 11,750 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: Chinese
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Short Hills, New Jersey
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Best Dumplings & Soup”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

The shrimp dumplings , hot n sour soup and wonton soup were the very best I've ever had!!! The Kung pao chicken and fish with veggies were outstanding. But the shrimp & garlic sauce left something to be desired taste wise although the shrimp were huge in size. Yes, there were some language difficulties. (In fact, they had us use the employee bathroom rather than the customer one.) But....Definitely going back for the soup and dumplings!!!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
South Orange, New Jersey
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122 reviews 122 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Great & Authentic DimSum at reasonable prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We decided at the last minute to get DimSum on Christmas Day. Apparently, this is something a whole lot of people do on Christmas. This destination was very crowded, because the food is fresh, tasty, and authentic. We had a big pot of soup also, which was VERY good. The prices were very reasonable, given the quality of the food and the attentive service.

Visited December 2013
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kentucky
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29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“excellent dim sum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

have had tried many dim sum restaurants globally and this place was highly recommended by friends in the culinary business. Place was absolutely packed and obviously the dim sum offerings were very fresh. It was on par with the ones i had in Hong Kong three weeks before my trip to New York. go early if you mind the wait.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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State College, Pennsylvania
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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“Delicious but Challenging”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

The person who gave this a complaining one star rating is a fool. This place is hysterical and delicious, but some of the dishes are...weird...by American standards.

This place is loud, chaotic, and very Chinese. Tables are all large rounds with eight or ten people sharing communally. If you are not Chinese, you will be one of the few. The wait staff speak virtually no English, and they are all business.

We had something like a nine course feast: octopus, catfish, lobster, abalone, seaweed, shark fin soup, fish maw and more. It was an eating adventure! I didn't care for some items because they just aren't my preference. The squid was the best I've had, and the catfish was great. Fish maw is fish bladder, and I had difficulty with that.

All in all, a great dining and cultural experience for me. But...my wife came away hungry because of the many culinary adventures placed before us. So if you're not daring with your dining, this is not your place.

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Westminster, California
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“Horrible Restaurant”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is a horrible restaurant. Smelly, dirty, noisy, you name it. Well, if you don't believe, see it for yourself. I never set foot on this restaurant again. I found this restaurant by google and whoever put it up on the web is a big liar. We've been there just a week ago. It is very hard to beleive that there are people giving 5 stars to this restaurant. The only thing I can think of is perhaps this restaurant has a new owner and he or she turns it into a horrible place to eat.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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