I'm surprised there wasn't more discussion of LA Times choices on SGV's dim sum houses! They seem to have made some safe, solid choices. I have only been to Ocean Star, had a fantastic stomach bursting visit for about $25 (for 2 people), though we did not encounter any of the unusual dim sum items mentioned in the article ("minced seafood wrapped in nori seaweed and fried", as well as the "layered coconut and taro squares")
How is Sea Harbour? Does it deserve to be at the top of the list?
P.S. I love how the LA Times needs to qualify their restaurant selections by warning snooty non-chowhound westsiders that not all of these restaurants are polished up fancy for them :-)