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“Good dimsum, but slow service”

Mayflower Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 330 Restaurants in Milpitas
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Was there at 11:30 on a Saturday, and had no problem in waiting.

Asked for oolong tea, and the tea seemed strong and have sat there a while. Most dim sum dishes were tasty and very good. My partner wanted the rice porridge, and asked them repeatedly. After 20 minutes, the lady that served porridge finally showed up. Unfortunately, the porridge wasn't even hot.

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Thank palladia
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

This is a great place to go to with a group of friends. Arrive before 12 as it can get really busy at lunchtime as there are a lot of offices nearby and it is popular.

There was a huge selection of dim sum, they come around the tables offering the different types. Sometimes it was a little difficult to know what was in the items, but they were delicious. They also allow the ordering of non dim sum items, we had a side dish of salt and pepper ribs which were really good. Really liked the char siu bau.

There are two types of server, those who are responsible for bringing round the dim sum, and general waiters. It can sometimes be tricky to catch the eye of the waiters to get your drinks order/bill, but in general the service was good.

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Reviewed 24 July 2013

Was here for a wedding banquet and the food was excellent. Service is as expected in a large family style service Chinese restaurant. We had the seafood banquet and it was delicious.

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Thank Carlie
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

Described as 1 of the better (I.e. authentic) Chinese food places in and around san Jose. Get in early before 12 if you want to get a seat, this place gets really busy after 12 on weekdays. I hear it's busy much earlier on weekends. Get your drink orders from the start, as things will get really busy. Once settled, many servers will come to you with trays and trolleys of food and this is when the action starts. This is authentic hong kong, Guangzhou style, which is nice. The quality is good too. The pork buns, chicken feet, mango & shrimp roll and others were in good portions and tasty. Overall a good place for lunch

Thank bcheong
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Reviewed 17 May 2011

Been there for a Dim Sum lunch. This was a wholesome and authentic Cantonese Dim Sum experience just like the ones I used to have in the good old days with colleges in Toronto’s China Town.
You have to know what to order and if you have a Chinese speaking acquaintance make sure he/she joins you. At any rate don’t let yourself be bullied by the throngs of ladies pushing food carts just fresh for the kitchen and shouting at you in Chinese (probably Cantonese dialect??). Take your time and know what’s inside each dish (in English, but you’ll probably won’t be understood), then order.

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