Dragon Pearl restaurant expands to Markham. This location is where the old Celestial Court and La Rosa banquet hall used to be.
Unlike the Dragon Pearl location, they offer dim sum at lunch time and buffet only for dinner. The decor is pretty much the same at both locations…. I don't like the dimly lit dining areas. What are they trying to hide?
We tried this place for dim sum hoping that it'll be our new "go to" place but we were sadly disappointed! The dim sum was sub-par and fairly expensive. For 4 adults and 2 children, we spent $120. The dishes were on the small side. I know it's called "dim sum" but they shouldn't be that small. The unagi rice noodle sounded interesting but it did not taste as good as it sounded. The largest dish we had was the beef ho fun noodles and it barely fit 6 bowls. The waiter should have placed all 6 bowls in front of him to portion out the noodles because by the time he got to serve the last person, there was half a bowl of noodles left. The tea pot and cups are the same as in Dragon Pearl….ridiculously small and awkwardly shaped. They had one small tea pot for the 6 of us and the pot took FOREVER to strain the tea through. They gave you a thermos pot for the hot water to refill the tea pot with but my arm got tired from trying to top up the tea pot each time. You had to wait for the water to strain through and the vessel where the tea leaves are sitting is not very large.
We will NOT be returning for dim sum, however, I would like to try the dinner buffet as I've enjoyed the one at Dragon Pearl.