If you’re looking for the best places to eat small bites in LA, look no further! Try out top five picks for the best dim sum treats in Los Angeles. These nibbles might be small, but they’re oh-so delicious. Trust us.
1 Mr. Chow
For the most upscale dim sum in the City of Angels, head to Michael Chow's second California outpost at the Malibu Country Mart. Watch Executive Chef Kit Lau prepare delicacies like turnip puffs, glazed prawns and minced beef pancakes from the open kitchen -- you'll actually see the mouth-watering delicacies you're about to eat as they're made.
2 Red Medicine
Chef of the moment Jordan Kahn is an expert at preparing dim sum inspired fare at his non-non-traditional Vietnamese restaurant, Red Medicine. Standout dishes include chicken dumplings and crispy spring rolls at this haute Beverly Hills eatery, which prides itself on creaitng cutting edge Asian cuisine that infuses artistic presentations with fresh, flavorful dishes.
Wolfgang Puck is the master of infusing standard dishes with gourmet fare, which is why WP24, his stunning restaurant atop The Ritz-Carlton in downtown Los Angeles makes our list. Try the "Chow Fueng" Rolls -- braised Kobe beef short ribs with chilies, scallions, cilantro, crispy garlic and hot sesame oil or the "Tiny Dumplings"-- pork belly, black vinegar, chili oil, ginger and cilantro leaves -- while you enjoy the epic view of LA.
4 Trader Vic's at The Beverly Hilton
Trader Vic's is Drew Barrymore's favorite LA restaurant for a reason -- this storied LA institution has amazing food at a great location inside The Beverly Hilton hotel. Nosh on almond duck tidbits, crispy coco prawns and char siu pork tacos while reveling in the pure unparalleled glamor around you.
5 Empress Pavilion
The Empress Pavilion is often referred to as the "Grand Dame of Los Angeles' Chinatown" because it's dim sum is so exquisite (the waiting time for a table is less so). The restaurant offers truly authentic dishes like shrimp har gow, pot stickers and deep fried taro dumplings. Your mouth may not be the same after.