“Where’s the best place for dim sum?” is among the questions we’re asked most frequently. No answer holds true forever; dim sum chefs notoriously jump from restaurant to restaurant. Oriental Pearl, though, has been the most consistent over the years. No-nonsense staffers push trolleys loaded with delicate dumplings filled with shrimp or pork, sesame balls filled with red bean paste, pork buns, and, for dessert, silken tofu with ginger sauce, through the red-and-gold dining room. Lazy Susans atop tables make it easy for groups to share.
ORDER THIS: Snow pea leaves in garlic sauce, an off-the-menu item, injects some welcome green into the meaty, starchy dim sum selections.
5399 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee, 770-986-9866