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813 55th St., 2nd fl., Brooklyn, NY 11220 40.638151 -74.006307
at Eighth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-871-2880 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Price Range: $$

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Daily, 9am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

N at Eighth Ave.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out


  • Beer and Wine Only


Accepted/Not Necessary


A strip mall stucco exterior in Brooklyn’s Chinatown hides an airy hall with vaulted ceilings, sky-high windows, and frosted-glass chandeliers. Lunchtime on weekends, Chinese families pack the dozens of round tables as dim sum carts make the rounds. Favorites like crystal-wrapped pea-shoot-and-shrimp dumplings, pan-fried garlic-chive buns, and steamed rice rolls with spongy ground meat are stellar—in part because they’re all greaseless. Hundred-corner shrimp balls sport a crunchy golden vermicelli hat that shatters into grease-free shards, too. Crackling pork, with a sliver of fat and a thinner sliver of meat, is blistery and crunchy while the still-warm custard buns should generate a reason to visit Sunset Park if you really need one. Crowds thin out come dinnertime, but you might consider going against the pack mentality to sample some Hong Kong-style seafood like razor clams or a regional casserole like the decadent Hakianese stew pork.

Private Party

A private dining room is available for up to 24 people. 

There’s a garage underneath the building.

Recommended Dishes

Pork crackling, $15; baked custard buns, $2.95; Hakianese stew pork with preserved greens, $11.95