Where is the Best Dim Sum in Seattle, Washington?
We went for dim sum and here were the highlights. Yes, we got some tasty food right away but our vegetarian friends had few options with dim and requested a menu. They were told to ask the waiter. When he finally came by, he flung the menu at my friend then stormed off. We eventually were able to flag him down once again to have him take our order. After being ignored by the staff for about 1/2 hour after we finished our food, my husband took the bill up front to pay. Our waiter began yelling at us, as if we were skipping out on our bill, because he hadn’t yet totaled it. I told him my husband had the bill up front and I would get it. He then got other staff around who were screaming at us as well. I understand there may be language or cultural issues at play in this scenario but I have been to many restaurants in other countries where I don’t speak the language or the staff doesn’t speak mine and we manage to get through without a major scene. After our shabby treatment today, we wil
When I started going to China Gate for dim sum 5 years ago, it was great: yummy food, friendly service, good prices. The last two times I went, I was grossly overcharged, one time had to wait at my table more than an hour to get the basic dim sum items (ha gow, cha shu bow) – while they were being served in the other aisle! – while repeatedly being offered chicken feet and steamed broccoli, and was treated rudely by most of the staff. It seemed there was a middle-aged woman running the operation, whom I hadn’t seen before. I imagine she has taken over management of the place and doesn’t like white folks, or something, but I will not go there any more for dim sum. There are lots of places in the ID to get it, and I don’t need to pay way too much money to be mistreated and not get to eat.Pros + the dim sum is good, if you can get them to serve it to youCons – seems to recently be anti-non-chinese: poor service, overcharged
My family and I have been going to Noble Court for a couple years ago and its been consistently wonderful. The restaurant is always efficient clean personable and has great food.The dim sum selection is great. I love that most of ladies pushing the carts speak English that makes it SO much easier to find what youre looking for.Its a fun place to go with a group of people because then you can try so many different things.
Summary: Food was good, but the customer experience was lacking. We went for the $8.95 “all you can eat” dim sum buffet. We were surprised by a fairly aggressive insistence that we pay first (I’m fine with paying first, but the request was very brusque), and that we had to be given a ticket to hand to the waitress who seated us (3 feet from where we’d just paid). The food was tasty, with nothing obvious to complain about, but above the buffet line was a sign informing us (roughly), “Do not waste food. $5.00 per plate charge.” The table service (tea, water) was prompt and courteous. Our overall impression was that of decent food and hostile customer relations. Given the apparently stingy mindset of the management, I’m forced to wonder what corners get cut in the kitchen? For my money, Duk Li (across the street) is better value, better customer experience.Pros + FoodCons – Attitude