Miami >Food & Dining > Tropical Chinese Restaurant
Tropical is aiiight. (That's black lingo for "So-So", folks.).
I've been there over at least one hundred times.
I've done Chinese New Year's. I know the name of the Manager and all of his sons.
But there are some problems with Tropical.
Dim Sum has only TWO dishes for vegetarians: Chinese bokchoy and Chinese Broccoli. I always have to order off the menu, and it always takes them about 20 minutes to find me a menu. Every. Single. Time.
Also, has anyone else noticed that all of the waiters speak English perfectly in the evening, but pretend not to during Dim Sum days? That bothers me, not sure why.
The food is good. Pretty good. It's not rock-your-mind amazing, but it's fresh and clean. It's nice to be able to see the food being prepared. And turny tables are fabulous too.
But it's overrated.
The Red Lantern restaurant in the Grove has excellent food as well, on par with Tropical, it's just not as hyped up. So you can still maintain some semblance of calm when you eat there.
best dim sum in south florida, as good as chinatown, ny. excellent choice, good with kids, would also recommend the Peking duck which is prepared in the traditional "2 ways"
Review from a chinese. My parents are from Hong Kong and I lived in Hong Kong / China / Vancouver for quite a while so i would know my Dim Sums. Some Dim Sum are average like everything made from shrimp, but the beef things are awful. Pork Bun is so-so. No speciality dishes, all generic dim sums. From where I come from we have really creative dishes. This restaurant will only rate below average in where I come from, but better than average in Miami.
Excellent choice for Chinese food. In my opinion this a very good Chinese restaurant in Miami. I have been several times in China and you can find real chinese taste in the food and ambience.
Good but there must be something better.... nice dimsum but if u say authentic, i couldn't see a single chinese eating there. maybe it's time to change it around than just dimsums?
Yum Yum Dim Sum. If you're lookin for a Dim Sum restaurant like the ones from San Francisco, Los Angeles or even Chicago this is not the place for you, but it's pretty good if you want the basic Dim Sum. The selection isn't that big during the week, but we were assured that they have more selection during the weekend. We're going back for Chinese New Years to see if they have special Dim Sum for the special occassion!
Overpriced.. The dim sum is good but overpriced, decor is nice but tables are cluttered, crowded parking lot also.
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