1. Restaurant Impérial
Located inside the Swatow Plaza, this dim sum spot blends old and new seamlessly. With a decor much more polished and modern than any other spot in Chinatown, Imperial certainly stands out; the menu, however, remains steadfastly classic. Imperial’s refinement in the dining room extends to the kitchen with some of the highest levels of execution of any of the restaurants on this list, although the prices are a bit higher too. For a comforting classic, get the congee with roast pork or a preserved egg and don’t miss the shrimp stuffed eggplant.