Seattle >Food & Dining > Jade Garden
Hoppin' place for dim sum!.
I'm from out of town, and as a lover of dim sum, I insisted my hosts take me to the best place in town. They're still new here too, but had heard great things about this place on Citysearch. We were not disappointed!
We arrived starving, and had to put our names on a waiting list... after what seemed like forever, but was probably only 20 min, we were seated. As soon as we sat down, the dim sum carts converged. Piles of yumminess delivered within seconds. Favorites were the eggplant with shrimp, the honey walnut shrimp, and the sticky rice. They even have Shanghai soup dumplings! (A little too spare on the soup, for my taste, but still good)
We left over-full, but very satisfied. Fairly cheap, too. Five of us ate for about $60, and we even had leftovers.
Great place for dim sum. This is a very busy place on Sunday so get there early. It is my boyfriends favorite place for dim sum, and my second. It is almost always fresh and hot, but there are those odd ball times when some of the food is cold, usually on a weekday though. The restaurant is small which means it gets packed, but it also means the carts come around a lot. I have never felt like I was waiting for food here. I have had dirty dishes a few times, and the place is a bit dingy and dirty looking, but I don't really care because I have never found anything funky in my food and I have never gotten sick.
Delicious Dim Sum!.
I've never had a bad experience here. This is one of the best places for dim sum in the city that I've had. Always fresh and well prepared. I don't think you can rip on their service, as its a busy place and they aren't really trying to provide world class customer service, just tasty food. Go early if you go on Sunday or you'll never get a seat (maybe unless there are only two of you).
craack. f-u city search. I can't believe you won't let me use that word! (minus that extra "a")
Spectacular Food!-READ THIS!. Okay people. We are new here and read the reviews below and were just a little apprehensive but, we went anyway. We have also had the 'dim-sum' experience in numerous 'China Towns' all over the US and London-some good, some bad. SO...Listen up! The negative reviews listed below are just being nit-picky and obviously have little to no experience in dim sum' dining! The food at Jade Garden was so spectacular, fresh and tasty we could not believe it based off of the reviews here. We were seated quckly (lunch on Friday) and the entire wait staff was courteous and quick to help us fill our table with the delights we wanted. If it wasn't on the cart, they went and found it and brought it to the table! We had one teacup with crusted food on the edge, I asked for another one-who's dishwasher doesn't do this occassionaly? Big deal. Dim-sum requires basic tolerance (because anyone who eats good Chinese food knows to go wherever they go), understanding on how the carts work and time of the day as well as seeking out what you want. What American doesn't understand that! Go! Enjoy! and be sure to give the wait staff your best manners and see what you get back! This will be a regular place for us! Superb dim-sum!
Good Food, Dirty Dirty Place.
The food was really good, but when we recieved dishes they were crusted with food on it and my cup was as well. So I had ask for another. Service was bad, I guess because it was so busy.
luckily we grabbed alot of food when they came by, otherwise you would probably have to wait for 15-20 minutes for service again.I rated it on just the food alone, but it was really dirty.
MMMMMMM...shu mai. this place is a hero to me because i grew up on the dim sum from the king cafe and cried the day that place was closed. then i found the jade garden and, despite the shabby interior, i fell in love and was rescued from having to eat bad shu mai everytime i craved dim sum. go for it. you'll love it!
Awesome Dim sum. The dim-sum here is really good! Much better than the ones just a block away. I like how there is carts coming by all the time. There is a large selection, especially for shrimp dishes. The wait on the weekends can be over 20 minutes but its well worth it. They should really remodel their entrance because of the dirty fish tank or give their customers a pager so they wont overcrowd the front entrance.
great dim sum.
We waited 20 minutes on a weekend, not bad. The dim sum is above average and they offer you several kinds of tea. I find that very cool. Of course since everything has pork and shrimp in it you really can?t go wrong. Stay away from the turnip cakes they taste fermented in the bad way.
The inside of the restaurant looks a little tired. Here?s a Newsflash, people look at the entire ID, it all tired and a little dirty just like every other ID in every other large city. I'm so tired of pendant lamps and expensive interiors that draw you in only to provide you with food that came from sysco or some other lousy large conglomerate. Food that is not "homemade". Food that is placed on fancy plates, so you will think it tastes great. I find the Jade to be a real place with real food. Sometimes you just have to deal.
Good prices, nice people, but appearence leaves something to be desired..
I will preface my review with the following info: I did not get the chance to have dim sum here, as I was only doing takeout. With that said, take this review for what it is worth! My girlfriend and I were walking around the International District one night in search of some good chinese BBQ or the like, when we stumbled upon a place that was NOT the Jade Garden. After waiting to be seated for a few minutes, we saw a rodent scurry across the platform where they were setting prepared food... So we scurried out of there and found the Jade.
It was a little unappealing at first due to the large fish tank of (apparently) live fish at the front and just an overall appearance of uncleanliness, but the hostess was very friendly and helped us with some recommendations for take-out. We just had the basic sweet and sour chicken, and then tried the house chow mein. The sweet and sour was decent, but I did really enjoy the house chow mein. Lots of sea creatures and other goodies packed into a flavorful sauce. I would surely go back to Jade just to have this again. Additionally, the prices were very reasonable, and were actually cheaper than "ratty" placed we ditched. I will make it a priority to try the dim sum next time I am in there, but for now, Jade is okay in my book!
Editorial Review. An awesome Dim-Sum experience awaits. Healthy steamed options are available and there is seating for the largest parties.
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