**** (4 stars)
This is probably the most nicely decorated and modern restaurant in Chinatown. It’s populated mostly by locals, not tourists, so you know you are going to get a very authentic experience. Fortunately there is an extensive pictorial menu, so you can get a pretty good idea of all the dishes before you order.
Be aware that this is real Chinese food and dimsum, not the variety served at the Chinese restaurant in the mall. As such, many of the items are going to be more gelatinous than you are used to, so examine the pictures carefully. Crepes, for example, are not what you think they are.
Of all the things we tried, we liked the Siu Mai (pork and shrimp dumplings) the best.
At lunch time, the dim sum is very reasonably priced. We left stuffed for under $30 for two of us.
2168 S Archer Ave
Chicago, IL 60616