Chau Chow City is a three-story wonder of hundreds of seats. The top floor hosts a daily dim sum brunch that makes for a very economical meal of all kinds of dumplings, fried snacks, ribs, and rice dishes. Servers push around carts that are stacked with bamboo steamers, and customers pick what they want from the moving feast.
China Pearl may not have the polished luster of the freshwater kind, but this dim sum palace is stacked with super cheap, delicious dumplings. Its worth the off-putting wait, which often snakes down to the front door and up to the third floor.
Quincy Dynasty has a decent lunchtime buffet of fried foods and a dozen dishes, but Phantom wouldn’t go out of the way to get there. The atmosphere is pleasant but modest, and the servers are much more efficient than the buffet attendants.