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User Reviews (4 Reviews)
- New Port Dim Sum & Seafood RestaurantMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesBackpackers+ 1Nov 07, 2013
My family has been coming to Pan Tao/New Port for their dim sum for YEARS. The dishes are always great and selection wide. We've tried other place over the years, but this place just gets super stars for quality and price, despite management changes.
Speaking of which, I feel this most recent change seemed to go smoothly. The only thing I've really noticed is a change in decor.
Get here early to avoid the longer lines. Our family usually -attempts- to arrive around 10:30. Any later than 11, the lines get pretty bad. Parking is also quite challenging. Be prepared to park on the street and or 99 Ranch.
It would be wise to bring someone who speaks Chinese here. I know its discriminating, but its best if you want to make sure you get certain dishes (ie Chinese leek fried dumplings, my favorite)! You can also ensure that you get your selection of teas to accompany your dim sum.
- New Port Dim Sum & Seafood Restaurant
- New Port Dim Sum & Seafood RestaurantAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9Jul 05, 2013
Came here for dinner with family, but I definitely want to come back for the dim sum. But the thought of fighting for parking here is kinda scary. There's two sides of the restaurant to park at, but there's probably only ~25-30 spots. Eek. We found parking easily tonight though!
The inside is quite large and they have the large round tables with the spinning piece. Good for groups/special occasions. However, the service is not so great. It's really hard to flag down a waiter to get water/tea/even your order in! What is it with Chinese restaurants and staffing the place with the bare minimum? *facepalm*
We got the $48 dinner for 4 and added a House Special pan fried noodle. Wow, the $48 special was a really good amount of food. Loved the soup of the day (cooked with Chinese herbs), Chinese broccoli, fried spare ribs, flounder with sweet pea, and pepper beef. The House Special pan fried noodle really hit the spot; I crave the crunchy yellow noodles! I dig on right when it comes so that I can get some of the crunchy stuff before the sauce softens everything. There's seafood in this dish too, yum, squid! The red bean soup that was the "dessert" was just ok...they thicken it too much...I was hoping for a real dessert. Oh well, the $48 (not including the pan fried noodles) was a GREAT deal!
- New Port Dim Sum & Seafood RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Sep 06, 2012
Can't be more unimpressed. I seriously hope lunch dim sum is their true strength because dinner entrees were absolutely disappointing.
Why wasn't I happy with the food? Let me count the ways
Steamed Chicken on the daily special white board - Your meat were dry and you were seriously lacking flavors.
Steamed Black Bass with ginger and scallions - You were such a beautiful fish that was unfortunately overcooked.
Beef with Vermicelli and Satay Sauce Clay Pot - Why oh why were your meat so over-tenderized? I felt like I was chewing on some fake meat made out of soy products.
Red Bean Soup - I really want to love you but you cheated me by thickening yourself with too much corn powder.