Hollywood East Cafe

11160 Veirs Mill Rd.
Wheaton, MD 20902


Neighborhood: Wheaton

Cuisines: Cantonese, Chinese, Dim Sum

Opening Hours:
Open for dim sum Saturday and Sunday 10 to 3, and Monday through Friday 11 to 3. Open for lunch and dinner Sunday 10 AM to midnight; Monday through Thursday 11 AM to midnight; Friday 11 AM to 1 AM; Saturday 10 AM to 1 AM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Wheaton

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed


Best Dishes:
Shark-fin dumplings; crab/shrimp balls; chive/shrimp dumplings; shrimp-and-snow-pea dumplings; baked pork buns; shrimp-stuffed eggplant; fried shrimp with pepper; roast-pork-filled sesame pastries; honey-walnut shrimp; steamed lingfish; chicken casserole

Price Details:
Starters $3.50 to $24.95, entrées $7.95 to $42.95.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Late Night, Party Space, Good for Groups

Scene: Food Specials

Cheap Eats 2010: Hollywood East Cafe on the Boulevard

100 places that offer great food at low prices.

Why go: This dim sum standard bearer, newly relocated to Wheaton Mall, is still finding its rhythm after a ten-month hiatus. There’s a heavier hand than before, and formerly flawless dumplings and buns have proven merely good. But there are highs, and co-owner Janet Yu’s track record suggests that the area’s best dim sum parlor will again reign triumphant.

What to get: Shark-fin dumplings; crab-and-shrimp balls; chive-and-shrimp dumplings; roast-pork buns; roast-pork-filled sesame pastries; carrot buns.

Best for: A spirited weekend brunch with friends and family.

Insider tip: The regular menu has never been the equal of the dim sum menu, but there are worthy Hong Kong–style dishes, including lingfish with ginger and scallion; a marvelous whole, cleavered chicken under a hailstorm of garlicky, toasted breadcrumbs; Hong Kong–style dumplings in XO sauce; sizzling chicken with Chinese mushrooms.

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