If this is dubbed the best Dim Sum restaurant in SoCal, then Asian expectation for good Dim Sum must have changed over the years. I would thought that since there is a large Asian population in SoCal, the restaurant won't serve anything that is mediocre. The overwhelmingly good online reviews is what pointed us to visit this restaurant in the first place.
Parking was slightly challenging. There was 30-min wait time for us on a Sunday morning. Service was prompt and courteous. The noise level was typical of a Dim Sum place. The seating proximity was bearable.
Food was okay, not too salty and mostly flavorful (except for their tea and claypot rice). Do note that you pay extra for sauces - a first for me in SoCal. The two dishes that didn't quite meet our expectation were the ShangHai Dumpling (Xiao Long Bao) and claypot rice. The skin of the dumpling was too dry (must have been sitting outside for too long and the skin is too thick) and the rice was too bland. Also, iron pot is used instead of traditional claypot, which doesn't quite bring out the right flavor.
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