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Tropical Chinese Restaurant

#84 of 3,358 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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7991 SW 40th Street, Miami, FL 33155
+1 305-262-7576
10:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 15:30
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61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I liked so much tropical Chinese restaurant that I drove the 55 miles from where I live in boca raton just to eat the best dim sum and Peking duck in Florida. My last two trips have been a deception though. I don't know if they have changed the chef or is on vacation but the quality of the dim... More 

Thank Dhnelson26
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This restaurant is well known for its dim sum. Best that I know of in Miam. And the cost of the meal is always surprisingly low. Even a friend of mine who owns a 5-star hotel was impressed by the fare and the price! I always go once in Miami. Highly recommend.My most recent visit was in September 2016.

Thank 791elainee
Springfield, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Mediocre service, small portions that are expensive for the poor quality. The waitress put many small portions of fried dim sum in our plates without us asking her too. Like pushing us to take what they sell less.

Thank jacquie g
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Had a reservation for dim sung on Sunday. Service was poor and quality was not up to par. Food was only fair. Staff was overwhelmed . Had to go up to the manager to get the carts to go by our table. Extremely disappointed . Probably will not go back. Too bad.

Thank moparmoe
Miami, Florida
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291 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

A tradional dim sum (chinese cuisine prepared as small bite-sized portions served in small steamer baskets) not found in many places in Miami. The decoration is Chinese with contemporary accents. The place was packed, I would suggest making a reservation (specially on sundays). They do not offer a happy hour. Don't forget to try the Peking Duck!

1 Thank Miamismith305
Boynton Beach, Florida
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1,057 reviews
665 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

There are so many places like this in San Fran and New York City that this can hold its own with most of them. There's a great selection of dim sum that are wonderful.

Thank BigoBoca
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

So happy I came across this place. It's a hidden gem in a generic strip mall. Food is great, good service. Would recommend it for traditional Dim Sum or Cantonese food.

Thank Hewson01
United States
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132 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

After living in Asia for almost 10 years and having access to the best foods, it was like coming home when we entered tropical Chinese restaurant! It's noisy, it's a family affair and before you even really get to sit down, they come with carts and thrust food at you!!! Carts with all kinds of steamed dumplings, fried dumplings, carts... More 

1 Thank tourist1965
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Overall our experience was good. The dim sum is amazing, by far the best in Miami. The peking duck was okay, personally I thought it lacked flavor. Service has space for vast improvement. It took a while for our server to ask what we wanted to drink. During the whole time we were there he was never around. Go for... More 

Thank Andrea H
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Very expensive but the vegetables are amazing, the fried rice is sublime and the other dishes remind me of the proper restaurants you get in China Town. They even serve the take-out in the American style boxes. The service is attentive and efficient, the food is delicious and authentic but it is a little more expensive - treat yourself to... More 

Thank Gemma G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7991 SW 40th Street, Miami, FL 33155
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
  • Phone Number: +1 305-262-7576

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?