I love dim sum at CBS Seafood, Empress Pavilion, and ABC Seafood in L. A.'s Chinatown. I loved dim sum at Royal Star in Santa Monica but it has closed. Today my eating partner and I decided to go to Ocean Seafood at 750 N. Hill St., Chinatown.
HUGE mistake. All of the dim sum was cold and hard. Unlike CBS Seafood, the servers didn't offer to heat it up before serving. Most of the dim sum was white and sitting in a watery substance. Everything was unappetizing, unappealing and tasteless. Disgusting.
Service was great because there were very few customers during lunch. One room was closed and the room we were in was 3/4 empty.
Then the bill came. It was more than twice as much as we have ever spent at any dim sum palace.
Foodies reading this, there are very good restaurants to go for dim sum in Chinatown. Please spread the word that Ocean Seafood isn't one of them. If anyone replies that you have been to Ocean Seafood and had spectacular dim sum, we won't be going back to give it another try. There are too many good restaurants out there waiting for us.