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Top Island Chinese Restaurant

kure | Dec 22, 200609:38 PM     9

A new Chinese restaurant opened in Alhambra yesterday called Top Island. It is at the same location were Sea Star Buffet used to be. I went today for dim sum at 1115 and had to wait about 10 minutes for a table. When I left about an hour later there were lots of people waiting.

All dim sum dishes here are $1.88 (weekday price). I had the usual dishes like siu mai, har gow, cheung fun, dan tat, egg rolls, jook, chow fun, fung jow & choi sum. I liked the siu mai, kind of reminded me of they way Tai Hong used to make them. The fung jow were large and cooked soft the way I like. The jook had lots of thousand year old egg. Tea/setting charge is 88 cents p/p. They serve dim sum here with trolleys. I didn't like their napkins here, they just give you several paper napkins which are similar to kleenex.

When I left I saw some different items coming out so I'll have to come back and try them. Also their newspaper ad says they have a free crab special during dinner hours. Not sure what the min. requirements are for this though.

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