San Gabriel Valley
Shanghai No. 1 Seafood
250 W. Valley Blvd., San Gabriel Valley
This quirky spot in the San Gabriel Valley is famous for its over-the-top interior, which features ornate silver chairs, chandeliers, and red velvet walls. Like most dim sum places in LA, they've scrapped the carts in favor of paper menus—and admittedly, the carts wouldn't fit in with the decor anyway. The dim sum here is mostly Cantonese, but there are some Shanghai-style dishes, too. We love the Shanghai vegetable bun, the fried rice cakes with pork, and the deep fried tarot balls (the pan-fried noodles are also a favorite if you need a break from dishes that come in baskets).