"Golden House - Monterey's Only Dim Sum!" Top 5 Page for this destination Pacific Grove Restaurant Tip by Ewingjr98

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  • Golden House - Monterey's Only Dim Sum! - Pacific Grove

Though I do not eat much Chinese food when I am home, I have an occasional desire for some good dim sum. After searching and searching I finally discovered two place in the area that have dim sum: the Golden House Chinese Restaurant in PG (dim sum on weekends only) and Tommy's Wok in Carmel (dim sum daily at lunch).

We arrived at the nearly empty Golden House around 1130 on a Saturday, and were seated with a regular menu and a dim sum menu. We didn't even peek at the regular menu as dim sum was on our minds. We looked through the 20 or 30 dim sum choices several times while waiting for the waiter to come back, and after asking a few questions we settled on the bbq pork buns, the pork and leek dumplings, the hun gow (shrimp rolls), and the shaw mai (also with shrimp). The dim sum ranged from $3 to $6 per plate and was all pretty tasty, but the service was a little too slow, especially for dim sum at an almost empty restaurant.

Golden House is tucked into the corner of a small shopping center; just look for the red Chinese lanterns out front. Inside is decorated with a few nice touches like the fish tank, lanterns, and paintings to give a clean, almost sophisticated look. We especially liked the yellow tea sets with the dragon.

While the service was iffy, the food was good, and its the only dim sum around. I'll be back for dim sum and probably to try some of their other dishes. They also offer takeout and delivery.

Address: 1116 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Near the PG Safeway near intersection of Prescott, Forest, and Highway 68
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 3
Theme: Chinese/Dim Sum

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 17, 2007
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