Jun Bo - CLOSED
Richfield, MN 55423
City Pages' Description
CLOSED Minnesota's biggest Cantonese restaurant and dim sum palace JunBo occupies the massive old Chi Chi's space just north of 494 and spaciously seats 400. Through these vast fields dim sum carts wheel every day, carts innumerably packed with dishes uncountable. Or, it seems that way anyway, as the bounty descends: bowls of whole Manila clams, steamed till their brown shells fan open, then drizzled with perky black bean sauce; dumplings of astounding variety. Egg rolls are as thin as magic wands, filled with long strips of greens and little morsels of pork. And then there are all the dozens of classics, including pork buns, congee, tripe, pork ribs, custard tarts, crab-claw balls, turnip cakes, mango pudding that tastes like jelly beans, coconut pudding that tastes like silken sugar, and more, more, more. The dim sum rolls from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., but is also available from an a la carte menu; please note that the restaurant is open every single day, from 11 a.m. till 1:00 a.m. usually, and to a gleefully hangover preventing 3:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
When it comes to dim sum, here's a general rule: The best tiny tea snacks are served in the biggest rooms. In the Twin Cities, that means you head to Jun Bo, which seats about 400 people, where the crowds are as abundant as the dim sum assortment. Located in a former Chi-Chi's on I-494, everything at Jun Bo is red, from the bright-colored walls to the patterned carpet to the... More >>
When it comes to dim sum, here's a general rule: The best tiny tea snacks are served in the biggest rooms. In the Twin Cities, that means you head to Jun Bo, which seats about 400 people, where the crowds are as abundant as the dim sum assortment. Located in a former Chi-Chi's on I-494, everything at Jun Bo is red, from the bright-colored walls to the patterned carpet to the hostesses' crimson silk dresses. With a giant golden dragon and phoenix on the wall, the effect is something like an Asian Las Vegas. Dim sum is available from mid-morning to 11 p.m., and during peak times, servers circulate the room with more than 80 varieties of dim sum stacked neatly onto carts. That means shrimp dumplings, steamed pork buns, sesame-laced greens, fried taro cakes, and pristine white blocks of coconut milk gelatin. The offerings are as authentic as any you'd find in a world-class Chinatown, from the silken tofu dessert served with a sweet, clear syrup, to the chicken and duck feet. An average tab runs less than $15 a person, tax and gratuity includeda sure sign that it's the real deal.
Tips from foursquare
This place has a rather nice gigantic dance floor. Unexpected!
This place smells like urine and the bathrooms are just as foul! The dim sum was terrible and the service was even worse! AVOID!
Nooooo!!! My favorite local Chinese restaurant is closed!
Salt and pepper squid is my favorite
Great dim sum right here in MN. For an entree try the seafood pan-fried noodles. Yummy!
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