Hong Kong Saigon Seafood Harbor Dim Sum Restaurant Review, Sunnyvale

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Hong Kong Saigon Seafood Harbor

1135 North Lawrenece Expressway (Near Lake Haven Drive)

Sunnyvale, CA 94089

408-734-2828

408-734-0938 (Fax)

Saigon Seafood Harbor Exterior

Hong Kong Saigon Seafood Harbor is a popular Cantonese Chinese restaurant in Sunnyvale. It has been located in a strip mall for about three years.

When we went at 1pm on a holiday Monday for Lunch, it was not crowded so we got seated right away. They are very crowded during weekends for dim sum.  Here is our dinner review.

Be sure to read our Introduction to Chinese Dim Sum.

Saigon Seafood Harbor Interior 2

Decor, Vibe – A little above the typical Chinese restaurant in decor. Painted fish on the walls, tons of lights in the ceiling. Restaurant was filled with large tables of co-workers and some friends.

Menu Pictures

Hong Kong Saigon Seafood Dim Sum Menu

Dim Sum Menu

Hong Kong Saigon Seafood Sunnyvale Dim Sum Cart

Dim Sum Cart

Picks:

Hong Kong Saigon Seafood Sunnyvale Xiao Long Bao Pork Dumplings 1

Xiao Long Bao or Shanghai Pork Dumplings ($3) Four excellent dumplings that we had to order. Hot, very good pork, and tons of soup inside.

Hong Kong Saigon Seafood Sunnyvale Tripe

Ginger Green Onion Beef Tripe ($3) was a solid dish with tons of tender tripe. A bit on the salty side.

Hong Kong Saigon Seafood Sunnyvale Coconut Jello

Coconut Jello ($3) Three white wonders with lots of creamy coconut flavor.

Hong Kong Saigon Seafood Sunnyvale Steamed Spare Ribs

Steamed Pork Ribs with Plum Sauce ($2.50) had tons of deliciously flavored meat. Low greasiness level.

Hong Kong Saigon Seafood Sunnyvale Lotus wrapped Sticky Rice

Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaf ($4) Two hot and very good heaps of meat filled goodness. Good flavors and correct level of doneness for the rice.

Hong Kong Saigon Seafood Sunnyvale Fried Pork Dumplings

Deep Fried Meat Dumpling ($2.50) had good flavor but clearly sat in the cart too long. Get it only if you can see it has not sagged like our picture.

Hong Kong Saigon Seafood Sunnyvale Sesame Balls

Deep Fried Sesame Balls ($3) Three well cooked balls full of dark sesame paste.

OK:

Hong Kong Saigon Seafood Sunnyvale Shrimp Rice Noodle

Shrimp Rice Noodle ($4) had lots of shrimp but a thin noodle. Shrimp quality was passable but mediocre.

Hong Kong Saigon Seafood Sunnyvale Steamed Pork Buns

Steamed BBQ Pork Buns ($2.50) Two big ones that had sat too long in the steamer, as their bottoms were soggy. The buns were good nonetheless. Filling was top notch.

Hong Kong Saigon Seafood Sunnyvale Pan Fried Radish Cake

Pan Fried Turnip Cake ($3) like the Meat Dumpling, it was cold by the time we got it. Its flavor was good though. Order it, if it is still hot.

Pans:

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Sweet Rice Dumpling with Sesame seeds ($2.50) Three sticky dumplings with coagulated sesame inside that should have been more liquid. Hard and dry rice dough.

Service was better than the typical Chinese restaurant as the place was not full. Tea was refilled promptly. Prices are very reasonable compared to other similiar quality Cantonese Chinese restaurants. This is a solid Chinese Dim Sum Restaurant in the South Bay, but not in the top tier. Unfortunately the best food will be had with early lunches, and when the place is crowded and has a lot of turnover. Top notch spot, Koi Palace, starts fulfilling individual orders rather than dish out product that has sat.
We would still place top notch Chinese Restaurants like Koi Palace in Daly City or Dynasty in Cupertino above Hong Kong Saigon Seafood Harbor.

Hong Kong Saigon Seafood Harbor Overall Rating: (Good 2)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Good)
Value Rating: (Very Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Attire:Casual
Hours:Mon-Fri 11am-3pm, 5-10pm. Sat-Sun,Holidays 10am-3pm, 5-10pm
Parking:Free Lot
Reservations:Yes
Prices:$2.50 - $28 (Lunch)

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