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“Cannot say enough good.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Winsor Dim Sum Cafe

Winsor Dim Sum Cafe
10 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111-1904
617-338-1688
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Ranked #499 of 2,835 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Chinese, Dim Sum, Café
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Belfast Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Cannot say enough good.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Our first ever "find it on the fly" experience using my Android. We had missed dim sum and had never had it and wanted to on our recent trip to Boston and we were walking back to South Station when I realized we'd have time for take out. I Yelped "best dim sum Boston" and Winsor came up. And we were easily lead there by the app. Amazing and awesome. Thank you Yelp and Trip Advisor. That was before ever ordering. Winsor is up a steep set of stairs (of the most interesting building in the block) and the room did not look gigantic. We ordered as stone cold newbies and picked out 6 for a bus ride to Maine. Total was about 25.00 including a tip which we did not have to give but what the heck. The whole thing was very un-intimidating and I had been totally prepared to be befuddled and rushed . Never happened: simple menu, very helpful counter woman. We stood around on the street since everything is MADE FRESH and not in advance and heaped on a cart so you have to wait a bit. 12 minutes later (she had said 20) this lovely smiling woman comes running down the street with our perfectly bagged meal. That my friends is SERVICE. The bus ride back to Maine was a feast. Everything was good, some better tan others but all of it was highly edible. Winsor I would trust for sure.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great food!!! Okay service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

This place was amazing. I went with a party of 7 and we called ahead to make a reservation. We didn't wait at all when we got there. We ordered a bunch if different things,my favorite being the scallion pancakes, or the shrimp dumplings. The food was amazing but the service could have been better. In realize that the waiters just bring a bunch of different orders throughout the night to our table, but our server was not up to par. He wasn't friendly at all, anytime we asked him for something nicely or even thanked him from bringing a plate he said nothing and acted almost indifferent.

Apart from that the food was delicious!!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great dim sum for a great price.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

We've been here twice and love this place. The sesame balls are the best. The service is good and you may have to share a table. No silverware so be prepared to use the chopsticks. Not a first date place but a place we will go back to again and again.

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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful Dim Sum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We went up to Boston just to get some dim sum for my deprived partner who is addicted to the stuff and can't get any on Cape Cod. Not only was the food perfection, hot, fresh, not at all greasy, but the menu with the photos rather than the carts made it a much less stressful eating experience than dim sum usually presents. The woman at the door did a great job of managing the crowd, and the 20 minute wait was very bearable due to her efficiency and good humor.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Good meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

We ate here during our visit to Boston in August this year. It was through trip advisers review that we choose the Winsor, and very pleased we were with our descision. We were looking for a dim sum cafe that served dim sum into the evening as we wanted to eat after a days sightseeing. We arrived about 6 pm and although they were busy there was a table for us, last table. .The service was polite and friendly, the food arrived hot and tasty. We left very satisfied and full. . Would return, can reccommend

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