The San Gabriel Valley’s endless stock of dim sum restaurants can be overwhelming, but Elite is one of the best and most consistent you’ll find. This massive space doesn’t have the traditional food carts whizzing by - all ordering is done from a chit sheet at your table. There are nearly 100 different things on the menu, but we recommend concentrating on the golden cream bun, crispy shrimp rice noodle, steamed taro cake, pork shu mai, and BBQ pork pastry. Warning: crowds get hellacious on the weekends.
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Alice’s Kitchen is an HK-style cafe in Monterey Park with good food and a great space for big groups.
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Tasty Zone is a Sichuan restaurant in San Gabriel with deep-fried shrimp skewers you’ll be thinking about for a while.
Newport Seafood is an upscale SGV classic where you should be ordering the whole lobster.
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Lunasia Chinese Cuisine
Lunasia’s Alhambra location serves the best dim sum in Los Angeles, and is always worth the hours-long wait.
Mason’s Dumpling Shop
Mason’s Dumplings Shop in Highland Park is home to some of the best dumplings you’ll find outside of the San Gabriel Valley.
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