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, so we suggest you come in with the ordering game plan listed above, and also get whatever looks good from your neighboring table. Warning: crowds get hellacious on the weekends.
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Lu Din Gee (Duck House)
If you’re looking for authentic Peking duck, head to Duck House in Monterey Park. Just make sure to reserve your duck ahead of time.
Huge Tree Pastry
You don’t have to wait for dim sum to get a great breakfast in SGV. Case in point: Huge Tree Pastry in Monterey Park.
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Mei Long Village
Mei Long Village in San Gabriel serves good Shanghainese food in a small space that’s often less crowded than its popular neighbors.
Tasty Garden serves great Cantonese and Hong Kong standards in a massive space in Alhambra.
Szechuan Impression in Alhambra does crowd-pleasing, spicy Szechuan food in a space good for big groups.
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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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