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1999 BEST Dim Sum

China Pearl

Boston

For sheer variety, authenticity, flavor, and chaotic neighborliness (does anyone really expect sedate dim sum?), China Pearl is the winner. From lobster balls to spicy shrimp in the shell to yellow cream buns, the succulent array is dizzying. read more»

1998 BEST Dim Sum

China Pearl

Boston

Once again, China Pearl has proven itself the gem in an otherwise lackluster world of Hub dim sum. Quite simply, this Chinatown eatery has more seating, more circulating food carts, tastier morsels on the carts and fresher ingredients in the… read more»

1997 BEST Dim Sum

China Pearl

Boston

Hands down, the best dim sum in Boston. Get there before 10:30 a.m. on Sunday or be prepared to wait for cart-delivered delicacies that include shrimp chow foon, sticky rice wrapped in grape leaves, and chicken feet—if you dare. The… read more»

1983 BEST Dim Sum

Ta Chien II

Brookline

Dim sum is a bit hard to find at a restaurant other than the Imperial Teahouse (a Hall of Famer). It’s here on weekends. read more»

1982 BEST Dim Sum, When You're Tired of Imperial Tea House

China Pavillion

Boston

Our food critic, Steven Raichlen, found the best stir-fried clams here a year ago. Now he swears by the little dumplings. We have to agree. read more»

1980 BEST Dim Sum

Imperial Tea House

Boston

Ask to sit upstairs. read more»