“A culinary romp... a fusion dimsum gastropub well worth it.”
It is difficult not being glib, and joining the chorus, when I say this is Bay Area fresh/local angled diverse dim sum. AKA small plates of delightful and interesting ingredients rushed past you at a fever pitch. I might even toss in the concept "gastropub", because the lack of pretension, as well as paired down but frenetic service, certainly simplifies expectation - just grab what excites you, and pass on anything, without guilt. The nature of dim sum means this can get spendy in a short period of time, but it's important to romp through the typical menu, and try one or two things off the specials menu. The quail, the beef, the lamb, oh my.... I am fairly certain it's a worthwhile meal, and a proper way to spend hard earned money. The only thing is that it may be addictive - you might want to save 2x as much, because you will want to go back. For such a hip and in demand restaurant, it is nice they allow access by refraining from booking all their tables... It used to be 5p, but show up by 4.30p (or earlier) to hopefully guarantee a first seating when they open at 5.30p. If you can get there earlier, or have one hold the spot for more, it's a wise idea. It's truly worth the wait - just don't expect Michelin level china or tablecloths. This is a room full of people truly excited to be there, proud of what they are producing, and just as excited as the people coming to wait in line.
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