Dim Sum Cafe
This residential-area offshoot by the owners of Orchids Garden has a relatively small dim-sum menu, but one that offers variety and is easy to navigate for beginners. Each dish comes with a photo and is organized by price categories. Dumplings are well-represented, from shrimp, pork, or chicken Siu Mai to pan-fried veggie dumplings similar to crispy potstickers. Guangdong-inspired chiu-chow dumplings have a translucent corn dough that envelops their pork filling. And don't worry, the "shark fin" dumpling actually uses a meat substitute. Customers are often asked to order everything at once up front to avoid inconsistent waits, yet every dish is flavorful and arrives at the right temperature.
How to order: Walk-in customers fill out a signup sheet and wait to be called. Delivery and carryout orders are available via ChowNow, Uber Eats, or other delivery apps.