Happy Harbor Restaurant
1015 S. Nogales St., Los Angeles, CA, USA
Happy Harbor Restaurant Los Angeles Reviews
Feb 13, 2008
This restaurant is located in the 99 Ranch Supermarket center in Rowland Heights. I don't want to buy into the stereotype that asians are bad drivers ... but here it's true, so be careful when you come. But come you should since the food is phenomenal (and you get to go grocery shopping at the chinese market and bakery nextdoor)!
I came here with my parents for dim sum. Unlike some of the places in chinatown in LA, which tend to be a bit rundown and grimy, this place was bright, cheery and a tad more upscale. Instead of carts of dim sum being pushed around, you order by selecting from a menu with photos of each item. Very convenient (and helpful if you don't read chinese).
We had a large assortment of items and ate until we were ready to burst! Everything was fresh, well-seasoned and delicious! We had:
sauteed chinese vegetable (no idea what the english name is, but it was so fresh and delicious; simply seasoned)
steamed tofu on a bed of mushrooms and lettuce (yummy - the light soy-based sauce was delectable)
spare ribs with jalapeno and abalone sauce (tender morsels of pork with a light hint of spice)
pork bun (soft fluffy buns filled with charsiu pork)
shrimp dumplings (har gow)(gorgeous plump shrimp; a tad on the salty side)
mushroom dumplings (with shrimp/scallop)(again, very fresh and flavorful)
soup dumplings (yummmmm, little pork morsels in a heavenly pillow filled with broth)(love these things)
fried dumplings (lovely mix of sweet and savory) ...
I think all of this with tax and tip came to about $55.
Service was attentive, but it was an extremely busy day and the staff seemed a bit harried and they did make some mistakes, etc., but were very apologetic and nice about it.
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