Chef Tony is an upscale dim sum restaurant in downtown Pasadena run by the same people as Rosemead’s iconic Sea Harbour. But despite the strong pedigree, Chef Tony ultimately doesn’t live up to the expectations. You’ll still have a solid dim sum experience (the pork and shrimp shumai and braised eggplant casserole are both standouts), but there are simply too many misses on the menu to warrant a trip across town to experience it. Instead, head to one of the great SGV dim sum palaces and save Chef Tony for when somebody’s rich parents are in town.

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