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Dim Sum is a culinary experience that brings variety and adventure to the art of food preparation, and is one of the most popular delicacies of Chinese cuisine. Dim Sum can serve as an appetizer, early morning treat and a main course during any part of the day. This Chinese specialty food originates from the kitchens of Cantonese chefs who came up with the idea of serving mini bite size foods usually steamed with flavorful spices and served in steamer baskets or tiny plates. In some restaurants, patrons sit at tables as waiters roll carts throughout the restaurant from one table to the next. They arrive opening the lids of each basket where steam goes up and the aroma of dim sum perfumes the air. Here are some of the Best Dim Sum restaurants in Los Angeles.
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(credit: Joseph A./yelp)

Palace Seafood Dimsum LA
11701 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 979-3377

When it comes to pure and authentic Chinese cuisine, Palace Seafood Dimsum delivers flavorful recipes that represent original dimsum recipes from the motherland with fresh ingredients and friendly service to go with it. This specialty restaurant brings dimsum to life in an array of elegant food items on display in their decadent menu. Vegetable egg rolls, chicken dumplings, shrimp and scallop dumplings and and seafood rolls are some of the DimSum items prepared and served at this West Los Angeles eatery. 

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(Credit: Kent D./Yelp)

Bao Dim Sum House
8256 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 655-6556

Bao Dim Sum House is a low lit decadent restaurant that recreates the excitement of a custom dim sum restaurant in China through its decor, ambience and world class chefs on staff. An artistic array of designer Dim Sum line the choices of dishes served for tasting. Specialty items include steamed chicken buns, sauteed pea shoots in garlic and wonton soup,

Shrimp dumplings from Lunasia. (credit: www.lunasiachinesecuisine.com)

Shrimp dumplings from Lunasia. (credit: http://www.lunasiachinesecuisine.com)

Lunasia Chinese Cuisine
500 W. Main St.
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 308-3222

Located in the heart of Los Angeles near Monterey Park, Lunasia Chinese is a quaint restaurant which offers a terrific selection of flavorful choices of authentic Dim Sum dishes. Some of their popular choices include chicken buns, jumbo seafood dumplings, beef rice noodle rolls and steamed tofu.

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(credit: Natasha K./Yelp)

Ocean Seafood Restaurant
750 N. Hill St.
Los Angles, CA 90012
(213) 687-3088

Offering Dim Sum from 10am to 2pm, Ocean Seafood Restaurant is known for their Chicken Shiu Mai, chicken and shrimp egg roll and shrimp cilantro dumplings, which are just some of the great choices available during a visit to this unique destination. In their quest to accommodate, there is a specialty section for vegetarians on the restaurant’s extensive menu.

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(credit: Shanghai Rose Chinese Dim Sum/yelp)

Shanghai Rose Chinese Dim Sum
12229 Ventura Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 91604
(818) 762-2542

Shanghai Rose Chinese Dim Sum is located on Ventura boulevard near the popular Lauryl Canyon section of L.A. When it comes to DimSum, this restaurant is all about presentation and flavor of the foods they prepare. Egg yolk buns, shrimp pot stickers, rice wraps and spinach shrimp dumplings are some of the DimSum recipes and items presented on decorative carts to restaurant patrons who are looking for an engaging experience of authentic DimSum.

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