Soft open this week, Shanghai Rose takes over the old Chi Dynasty in Studio City with an approachable concept: dim sum every day, seven days a week, with cart service added on the weekends to make waits even shorter. Founded by Shanghai Rose Murphy, who opened such spots as Green Village in Sherman Oaks, this venture employs a slew of Hong Kong chefs who will use top grade ingredients in their dim sum, from farm-fresh produce and Grade-A beef.
The interior definitely has that Hakkasan feel, though prices are much more reasonable here, with plates starting at under $4. That's right in the range of what one might expect to pay at the new Empress Pavilion in Chinatown (though some of the larger dishes can be more). If dim sum isn't your speed, than there are more traditional Chinese dishes on a larger menu. Shanghai Rose will serve from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
12229 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604