I'll have to preface this review to say Mandarin Kitchen isn't the best dim sum I've had - but it's definitely the among the best in Minneapolis. If you're coming in on a Sunday morning, expect a minimum 30 minute wait. They do offer to let you share tables for smaller party sizes so ask for that if applicable. My primary metric for dim sum quality are their egg tarts and on this front Mandarin Kitchen really nails it. Perhaps we were lucky as the batch we received were molten hot and impeccably flaky (in the best sense of that word). Seeing how busy they are though, I would hazard to guess that this is a consistent quality across the normal dim sum hours. Selection of dishes were expansive. Our party got beef and shrimp cheong fun, siu mai, char siu bao, har gaw, chicken feet, wu gok, and clams. All were of reasonably high quality and and well proportioned. My only complaint would be their price - quite high for dim sum. But... I'm okay with that in the context of being in Minnesota. Service was reasonable - our tea pot was frequently refilled and all the carts swarm you upon seating. It really is the American dream - nowhere else can you get such instant gratification. They do ignore you after a while and you're sitting around looking for one more dish.
Dennis L. on Dec 26, 2015