Lakeside Crosses to The Other Side

Drew Lazor of the City Paper is reporting that Chinatown’s Lakeside Chinese Deli, beloved by dim sum enthusiasts, has closed its doors for good. A sign on the door indicates the owners are retiring.

It’s always odd to hear about a restaurant that shuts down of its own volition, rather than being forced to close by spiraling rents, poor management or misguided concepts in inappropriate locations.

Other options for dim sum in the hood include Imperial Inn (recommended by the Lakeside owners), Ocean Harbor and Joy Tsin Lau.

As usual, the folks over at egullet have loads to say on the subject, plus more recommendations for acceptable dim sum spots.

Lakeside Chinese Deli Closed [The Clog]

Dim Sum Suggestions from [Official Site]