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“Finally Dim Sum”
Review of Dynasty Restaurant

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Dynasty Restaurant
Ranked #255 of 377 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Cuisines: Chinese
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
Reviewed April 5, 2008

We concerntrated on the dim sum portion of the menu, excited to finally have these typical Cantonese small dishes available in Santa Cruz. We ordered the following: crispy mushroom dumplings, Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce, steamed spareribs, and Shanghai pork dumplings. I thought the broccoli dish was good even though the sauce was a bit overpowering; my companion, who is Chinese, indicated that the sauce is not typically made with cornstarch, and using only oyster sauce would have made for a fresher tasting dish. The spareribs were tender and a bit bland. The crispy mushroom dumpling wasn't really a "dumpling" by definition, but an actual baked pastry; the mushroom filling was very good, not relying on a heavy sauce but the natural flavor of the mushrooms. The Shanghai pork dumplings took the show. My companion was very interested to experience how these were made, saying that the traditional manner includes an enjoyable burst of broth when biting into the steamed morsel filled with spiced pork. These did not disappoint, included the broth and were quite delicious. Overall, given that the typical clientelle in Santa Cruz would likely prefer more Americanized Chinese cuisine, the Dynasty dim sum dishes were tastey and of above average quality.

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Reviewed December 27, 2007

Don't go here. I don't understand how this place stays in business. I used to live across the street, so I tried it a few times. I thought that maybe they had an off night, so I went back. I really wanted to like it, but the food is terrible. I've never had a bad meal at the Chinese restaurant across the street, next to the 7-11. They've changed names and owners a few times, but the food there is always good. The dim sum is also terrible at Dynasty. I was excited that there was finally dim sum in Santa Cruz, but Dynasty doesn't cut it. It's overpriced, the portions are small, and the food doesn't taste good.

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Reviewed November 25, 2007

They have good Chinese food... especially when you are having a rainy day and you don't want to leave the house. They DELIVER!!

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Reviewed March 8, 2007

Always a treat to go to Dynasty on Pleasure Point. . . . We stroll over, fill up on walnut prawns and garlic chicken and waddle contendedly back home. . . .

Very definitely worth the waddle. . . .

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Reviewed August 10, 2016
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