I've been frequenting this restaurant for years, and yesterday (October 5, 2008) enjoyed a wonderful dim sum breakfast with friends and family. After reading the most recent user reviews posted here about this restaurant, I felt I needed to rewrite my review from 2006. I don't know what dim sum restaurants these last few reviewers frequent, but I have to say I have never had such a negative experience here to warrant such bad reviews. Yesterday, we enjoyed delicious steamed pork dumplings, Chinese ""tamales"" called jun, char siu bao, shrimp har gow, shrimp chow fun, fried hom gok, turnip cakes, roast pork, char siu, and several other items. My mother, who is Chinese, thoroughly enjoyed herself. My mother-in-law, as German as can be, enjoyed trying new flavors and enjoyed everything except one dish. My picky husband and niece had their fill of bao and siu mai. The service was fast, courteous and polite. Our water glasses were rarely empty, as were our tea pots. The dim sum servers were always accommodating...to the point where they would go to the kitchen to get items we specifically requested. Granted, some of the servers were a little difficult to communicate with, as I don't speak Cantonese, but we seemed to do just fine. Yesterday, we arrived around 9:30am and the restaurant was 1/2 full already. By the time we left around 11:00am there several groups waiting for tables inside and outside the restaurant. I would definitely recommend arriving no later than 10:30am...10:00am if you're a large group, as we were. Again, I have to say that we have never had a negative experience at Full House in Arcadia. I recommend it to friends all the time.
Pros: lots of parking
Cons: can be crowded on Sundays for dim sum