Orchids Garden is an easy introduction to traditional dim sum. The restaurant has its own standalone building, modeled after traditional Asian architecture, about four miles west of the Strip on Sahara Avenue. Carts are pushed throughout the dining room, serving a greatest hits of dim sum favorites, ranging from steamed shrimp dumplings and nibble-off-the-bone beef ribs to meat-filled BBQ buns and sesame balls filled with a choice of lotus or red bean paste. The servers aren't conversational, but ready to give descriptions in English or Chinese. Every item you pick earns a stamp on the check, which is totaled up at the end.
How to book: Just walk in. Dim sum is served all day, every day.