We've already tried Jasmine's takeout dim sum, so based on comments on the board we decided to try out Emerald for dim sum on Sunday. We arrived around 10:30 and were put in the back corner where the carts go in/come out. Unfortunately for us that meant a lot of noise and being the last on the cart route.
As far as dim sum goes in San Diego, I guess it was okay. The food was lukewarm and my favorite for the day was the baked pork bun which isn't saying much. Hubby and I felt there wasn't much of a unique selection - where were the chicken feet, spareribs, squid? Perhaps we weren't presented with all their offerings. We had to hunt down the tofu-fa cart after she passed us a few times without stopping, and we noticed upon leaving that there were several carts with items we hadn't been given the opportunity to try.
Pros were the decent dim sum, lovely hot tea and the servers who were very descriptive about the cart offerings.
Cons were the lack of selection and lukewarm food.
Next time we'll try Jasmine's sit down service.