I just moved here from LA about two years ago and I've been in and out Manhattan Chinatown, Brooklyn Chinatown, Elmhurst, Queens; and Flushing, Queens.
So far, I haven't found any dim sum places that's comparable to LA, SF, or even Seattle, not to mention Vancouver, Canada.
Here's the list of places that New Yorks claimed to be among the best in NYC and I've tried them all..
Triple Eight Palace
New Silver Palace
Shun Lee Cafe
Ruby Foo's (not exactly a dim sum place, but I tried anyway, shows you my frustation with NYC)
They all sucked big time (sorry for choosing the low standard vocabulary here).
None of these restaurants are comparable to dimsum places in the West Coast, very low standard and quality, and the taste, just awful.
From my perception so far, most (if not all) dimsum places in NYC are owned and cooked by those boatpoeple or illegal immigrants or people from Mainland China (no offense, but Hongkongnese and Taiwanese know how to use more expensive and high-quality ingridients), no wonder the food taste horrible and most of them are very greasy and smell bad.
I hope, and wonder if there's something good out there, at least one, come on New York. Does anyone know ?