Dim Sum Factory – Bellevue, WA

Food: Hattie
Food: Parents
Kid Friendliness
Summary

Restaurant: Dim Sum Factory
Cuisine: Asian (Dim Sum)
Visit Date: Thursday, January 21st, 2015
Location: Bellevue, WA
Address: 4092 Factoria Blvd SE
Price of Kids Meal: No kids meals, but Dim Sum was $7-$10 each, which would be the right size for a child.
Child Friendliness Factors: 
-Changing Table in restroom: No, but there is one in the mall restroom if you’re willing to walk.
-Child hand washing made convenient: No.
-Highchairs available: Yes, but they were strange, and not terribly effective.
-Drinks: Water was served to me in an pink acrylic glass without a lid or straw. I thought it was cool, but I did spill quite a bit. Opps!
-Child-friendly food/servings on menu: Not really.
-Welcoming touches for children: None.
Additional Comments:
-Located inside of Bellevue’s Factoria Mall.
-Awesome viewing area into the kitchen, as long as the servers aren’t that busy and don’t mind you standing in their work space.

This was the first time I felt like a restaurant was a true “fail.”

Crazy high chair
Crazy high chair

The style of highchair they put me in was older than my parents, and it was so easy to get out of. They didn’t offer me anything like crayons or kids cup, and they didn’t even have a kids menu. The waiter gave me a regular glass of water, which I thought was pretty cool, but I did kinda spill on accident…several times. I didn’t really like any of the food they brought. My mom’s noodles had two entire sprouted bok choy plants on top, which even she didn’t eat (and she claims to love veggies). My dad wanted to split a bubble tea with me, but they were out of “bubbles!”

Me trying to fish an ice cube out of my water.
Me trying to fish an ice cube out of my water.

Luckily we got to go to the children’s museum that night, so our day was far from ruined by our bad dinner. Kids, tell your parents to skip the Dim Sum Factory & head straight to Jamba Juice or Red Robin’s instead.

I was born in September of 2014, and ever since I started eating solid foods I have been a self-proclaimed foodie. I am also an aspiring chef (actually, I just aspire to reach the kitchen counter right now), and experienced restaurant critic.