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Oct 3, 2010 04:53 PM

FOUND: Best Dim Sum in Pittsburgh!

I'm from Los Angeles, but visit Pittsburgh frequently. I was on the mission to find good dim sum in Pittsburgh & found it at Jimmy Wan's in Fox Chapel. Before I ordered, I asked about their dim sum & the server told me that they hired a chef from Hong Kong, so it was all prepared in-house and fresh.

What we ate:

Shanghai Soup Dumplings - Delicious and this was the best. Very authentic, and very similar to the soup dumplings I had on a recent trip to China. Definitely get this! A+

Steamed Shrimp Dumpling - Great

Pork Shu Mai - Larger than a normal Shu Mai and filled with tons of meat. Very good.

Cantonese Rice Noodle Roll - A small portion, but still good.

Steamed Egg Custard Buns - Delicious! Another favorite. They are traditional white round buns filled with a sweet egg custard cream in the middle. Try this one too.

I will definitely be returning to Jimmy Wan's on my next trip to Pittsburgh.

The Good: Jimmy Wan's dim sum is definitely authentic and a great find in Pittsburgh.

The Bad: The only criticism is the price. Most dim sum dishes are about $2-3 in Los Angeles, but Jimmy Wan's averages $5-8 per dish. BUT, Jimmy Wan does offer 25% off dim sum on Saturday and Sundays. So I would recommend trying dim sum on the weekend. Even at a few dollars more per dish though, their dim sum is a great find in Pittsburgh.

We were also the only table at Jimmy Wan's ordering dim sum, most of everyone was eating the usual Chinese dishes.

There was also a 15-20 minute wait for the dim sum to arrive at our table, which is understandable since fresh dim sum is steamed right before eating.

I didn't try Jimmy Wan's in Cranberry, but I did look at the menu and they had less dim sum dishes than Fox Chapel.

Jimmy Wan's Restaurant & Lounge
1337 Old Freeport Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

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  1. Now this is some good news! Thanks for the detailed review. I'm going to make a trip this weekend.

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    1. re: Burghfeeder

      I was at the Cranberry restaurant a few months ago using a Groupon. Sampled the dim sum and the sushi was very good as well!