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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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.
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.
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Bistro Na’s is a fancy restaurant in Temple City doing Imperial Chinese food, which means it’s perfect for a special occasion meal.
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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