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Reviewed November 17, 2021

Very delicious baked goods but about 90% of the menu, including the famous pork and pineapple buns, were not available unless you waited 15-20 minutes.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 6, 2021 via mobile

Known for their famous pork buns. We got the pork bun and pineapple pork bun. The pork bun was moist, but it was full of fatty pork pieces. The pineapple pork bun faired a little better cuz it cuts through the fatty pork.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed June 26, 2021 via mobile

Very simple bakery, but our steamed pork bun and baked pork bun were delicious and very reasonably priced. Will probably go back tomorrow.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed April 5, 2021

Listen, come here. Now. Get the roast pork buns. They're huge, cheap and a wonderful combo of savory in a slightly sweet package. The steamed buns are okay, I mean they're even good, but they don't compare to the roast ones. And it's not the...steamed buns fault. They are but a candle in the face of a searchlight. So good. Cash only.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed October 19, 2020

Went to China town just to eat pork buns from here...they are delicious and to die for and worth the trip..

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 7, 2020

I went for a quick visit. They are still graded at A. They only allowed 2 people at a time to purchase. There is a plastic border between you and the workers. CASH ONLY. People are lined outside but line goes fast and so does...the pork buns. So if you catch the line when they are still being made then you will be waiting awhile. But its worth the waitMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed July 12, 2020 via mobile

Mei Li Wah Bakery has been on my bucket list which recommended by my friends for years and we finally got a chance to try. The decor was humble, outmoded and narrow-spaced. The options on the menu was various and they are authentic Hong Kong...style. We had their signature Baked Roast Pork Bun and it was super delicious. The bun was soft and puffy; the filling was flavorful and juicy. It was one of the best Hong Kong style pastries I have ever had in the world and it’s definitely worth a visit.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 9, 2020 via mobile

I've been going to Mei Li Wah for years for their cha siu baos - I'm surprised I've never written a review on them! I recently stopped in (during the pandemic) and was happy to see that they were open. I ordered three cha siu...baos (1 steamed + 2 baked) @ $1.35 per bun. I'm not a fan of the steamed (my fiance loves it though) but the baked ones were just as a remembered - packed with cha siu. Tip - don't sleep on the 'chicken tail buns', which are sweet buns with coconut filling.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed December 21, 2019 via mobile

Went for the highly recommended Roast Pork Buns and they did not disappoint. Would go back every day for these!! At $1.35, amazing value and amazing taste!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed October 23, 2019 via mobile

Only stayed for a few minutes, just long enough to grab a pork bun to go, but oh was it worth it! One of my favorite pork buns to date! Yeasty buns with a baked buttery top with savory pork goodness inside! Definitely worth a...stop by to get one and only for $1.25 to boot!!!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 10, 2019

Mei Lai Wah is located across the street and up slightly from the China Town Ice Cream Factory. We were still hungry after the ice cream so decided to stop in for a few Dim Sum to go items. We ordered 2 baked pork buns...and an order of siu mai dumplings to go. They were both excellent and cured our hunger. This place is inexpensive as well with the total for our order being around $6. We recommend it and will go back againMore

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

Went here for pork buns, etc. and of all the places in Chinatown we had an internet recommendation to go here. The atmosphere was typical run-down and dirty Chinatown and the pork buns were average because there was so much fat in the pork, some...of which was inedible. The extra fat did make them tastier. Recommend you go somewhere else for good Chinese buns. Service was just ok. $8 per person minimum to eat in.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

We came here for one reason the pork buns. And they are great. A pork bun for 1.20 one of the best deals in town. Fresh warm and delicious. This is a must stop and try.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 10, 2019

We were curious to try the famous bbq pork buns. We ordered at the take out counter but there is a small dining room here in the back, as well. By the time we came by, late in the evening on Friday night, the pineapple...variety of the buns was finished, so come early for a full selection. These buns are delicious and inexpensive. Next time, we will try eating a meal here.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed May 18, 2019

Mei Lai Wah Bakery and restaurant is good home-style Cantonese style cooking. Great buns and even better meals. All reasonably priced and tasty. Similar to food found in Vancouver, Canada and Hong Kong

Date of visit: April 2019
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Mei Li Wah Bakery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5