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“Dim Sum Restaurant for Beginners”

King Hua Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 259 Restaurants in Alhambra
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

If you've never been to a dim sum restaurant, this is a good place to start. The menu has photos with names of dishes translated into English. It's easier to look at photos and order what you want instead of waiting for carts to come around. They will give you an order pad with pencil. Select by item number the dish that you want the the quantity that you want. Once ordered, the dishes are delivered to the table quickly. There is a charge for hot tea (tell them the kind of tea you want, oolong, jasmine, etc.,) and soy sauce. Pet peeve is that they are stingy with soy sauce. Some servers come around with large trays of foods which they call out in Chinese. If you don't want those items, just wave them away. My particular favorites are har gow (transparent skin with plump shrimp), steamed cha siu bao (steamed BBQ pork) and steamed Chinese broccoli with hoisin sauce. The shu mai (pork dumpling) and shaolin bao (sou dumpling) texture and taste hasn't been great recently. Classic desserts are egg tars and fried sesame balls. For large groups, it's best to make reservations and arrive early on weekends so you don't have to wait. There's plenty of parking.

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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Went here to try out their dim sum. Being alone at lunch it's harder to get a table as Sundays are very busy. Once I sat down, my order was taken and the food arrived quick after. The food was fresh and delicious.

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

This place has pretty good dim sum, but definitely not the best in the area. I can probably think of 2 better ones within a 15 min drive. We ordered a wide variety of dim sum and all were pretty good. We only had 1 bad one; we all took a bite and noticed that it was still cold, cold as in never even steamed yet. Instead of exchanging for a new one, they took the one we gave back and steamed it. Problem is we each took a bite and did not know which is which. I thought it would have been better if they exchanged it for a new one. As others have noted, service is a hit or miss. Most servers seem to not notice when when they walk by or when we call them. This is probably the most expensive dim sum place in the area.

Thank leep116
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

The dim sum is good, not the best in Alhambra, but for the price, it's not bad. You can get better but it will cost you more. There is good variety and the place is always packed so there is a balance of good taste and reasonable pricing. The restaurant is big and there is adequate parking if you count the street parking as the parking lot is a bit small being shared with other businesses.

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Thank geotech522
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Reviewed 25 December 2016

My mother once told me, "When traveling, never go into a restaurant called 'Mom's" and has 20 motorcycles out front!" But when you find tht you're the only "Round-Eyes" in the place, you know that you're going to get GREAT food. LOL. If you like/love Dim Sum, this is the place to go in Alhambra. They have their own parking lot and one across the street. The Hostess is dressed in contemporary Chinese attire and the server are dressed in black, everything is set up for the visual effect on your senses. When the food arrives, it is beautiful - TAKE PICTURES but eat everything you see. You won't regret it.

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Thank David_DeMulle
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