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Posted by lnanoush on 02/27/2014
This place was a huge ripoff. I thought with dim sum how could you go wrong--bad logic! The dishes were ice cold, greasy, and though there seemed to be some warm dumplings on the cart, they were "reserved" for the banquet table with a huge party. The Chinese broccoli I ordered was tough, huge pieces, barely cooked, and expensive ($12.00) and the bill came to $17 for a lunch I could hardly eat. Waiters and owners were rude.
Posted by maxdolsncents on 03/20/2013
Chinatown does not have many good dim sum places these days and I have not come to this location for a while. The place is all abuzz with patrons, wait staff and food carts. While noisy, it's expected and I could hear the people in my table just fine. The food is good and piping hot (very important), and very affordable. With our party of 8 adults and 2 children the bill would have been much higher at other places. This is not the best I ever had, but it's a reliable place if I need to get together with friends/family.
Posted by Vishnu on 01/16/2013
What to say - food was good, but we couldn't eat! Because there was a marriage party going on along with the regular diners. The restaurant was trying to maximise revenue, but they should have warned...or compensated. This is not the first time, which means it is not a reliable destination if you want to go out and enjoy a meal.
Posted by NYCHGUY on 08/05/2012
I have been to a no. of Dimsum places and this Seafood restaurnat offers one of the best Dimsum in town. Try going before 10.30am to get the freshest and piping hot dishes. If you frequent it enough and get to know themas a regular. They even off free tea and a cup of coffee. Nice place and i would recommend it highly.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/25/2012
I was surprised there were only 2 reviews here, but it's because it's new (former site of Dun Huang Seafood restaurant). Place was very crowded by 10:30am, but there were open tables; go early in the morning; harder to get a table in the afternoon. Waiter was nice, made sure our tea pot was filled and placed our orders. Dim sum lacked variety; most of the fare seemed fried with meat. Even the fried taro buns were stuffed with pork. Other dim sum places seem to have much more variety. Seafood was mostly absent from the dim sum.
Posted by jmcshoebox on 02/05/2012
We went to Royal Seafood with a party of 52 (adults, teenagers and exhange students) on Saturday night. This place worked fabulously. We arranged a set menu in advance with Stanley, the manager. When we arrived, 5 big round tables in the back of this big dining room were all set and ready to go for us. The food was decent - we had ordered many "standards" - the big shrimp dish and sauteed string beans with garlic were my 2 faves. More importantly, Stanley, Alex and the waitcrew never rushed us. Every new request was met with a "no problem" response. Will this place win a culinary award? Unlikely. However, if you're looking for a Chinese restaurant to introduce your out-of-town friends to a classic Chinatown experiene or you have a large group, this place was a good value and worked perfectly for us.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/11/2010
I use to love the dim sum from this place, I could call it the best of Chinatown. BUT... this place had the worst waiters & waitresses in the planet! Our group was ask to move to another table while we're enjoying our food. The waiter gives us no choice, so we had to move to another table. We tried to bargain a reasonable "FREE tea cost" for this rudeness, but the waitress refuses. We had a hard time at this place. If there's a better place w/ the same quality of dim sum, I would go elsewhere.