With all the hustle and bustle at Seafood World, you might expect to be ignored or be limited in your dim sum options, but this place is run like a military operation. The last time I went, my family and I must have gotten there a little earlier than normal, 10:30am, because the place wasn't so full that there were twenty people holding numbers outside like there were the time before. They use a perfectly audible, non-crackly PA system to call your number, which I think is pretty slick.
We were seated promptly. The waiter dropped off two plates of hot sauce and mustard at our table before we were even fully settled. Water and tea were delivered to our table almost immediately. I sighed to myself, "This never happens when we go to dim sum in Seattle!" The first cart stopped at our table soon after, bearing many delectable options. We pulled five different dishes from that cart alone. All the dishes are the best versions I've ever had. I especially like their fried "football"-shaped dumplings and their egg custard. The steamed shrimp balls are delicately cooked and not so gummy that they can't be separated from the dish or one another. The gai lan (Chinese broccoli), which we go delivered with a minimum of arm-waving to the waiter, was perfectly cooked and served with sauce on the side. I saw many dishes both familiar and completely foreign. The diversity of dishes at this dim sum restaurant completely blows any other out of the water.
Seafood World's service is also unparalleled in the world of dim sum. Our water was refilled at least three times during the meal. It was easy to flag down a waiter to reconcile the bill. A variety of carts came by frequently, although they could have come by even more often. When the table next to us was vacated, a busser was over there in seconds, removed the white cloth tablecloth, replaced it with a fresh one, and had a new group seated before we finished paying our bill. Also, their prices can't be beat: $23.70 for four. Though, it should be noted that my dad is not a big eater!