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Dec 8, 2013 12:24 PM

More dim sum in Quincy at The China (Wollaston area)

The China is a restaurant and sports bar (per their menu) at 681 Hancock St in the Wollaston section of Quincy. Owned by the same folks who own the Golden China in Canton. Opened on Dec 2nd.

Restaurant has more of the feel of a sports bar - long bar starts at the opening and stretches half the length of the restaurant. 8 TV screens available. Their menu seems to be Chinese-American, with a handful of bar standbys like a burger and fries. Restaurant is medium sized and not exactly conducive to a busy dim sum crowd.

Daily dim sum is available before dinner. Items seemed limited, as we never saw more than the 3 carts push by with basically the same stuff, but the dishes were decent sized and pretty good. Har gau (shrimp dumplings), chive dumplings, chicken feet, and the beef offal dishes were all delicious. The steam chicken buns were also quite good. In the ok camp were the steamed pork ribs, sesame shrimp rolls, and the minced beef balls. Quite surprised that I did not see any cheung fun -- not clear whether this was just a slow ramp up to a fuller menu, or if they are keeping it limited. Right now, everything is coming out fresh and hot, probably due to good turnover.

Not much interest in trying out their Chinese American menu, but their dim sum was definitely good enough to warrant a repeat visit.

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  1. I was wondering when they would open. It looks nice from the outside. My impression was it was going to be more of a sports bar so the dim sum makes it more appealing for me.

    4 Replies
    1. re: Pegmeister

      A good Chinese-American restaurant in Quincy wouldn't be a bad idea either, as I think most are awful. Haven't eaten Chinese in Quincy since the downward spiral of Great Chow! We now frequent Bejing House on 53 in Norwell/Hanover line. Always good. Best scallion pancake. Will check out The China (don't get the name?).

      1. re: CocoDan

        Initially I thought the name was an odd choice but in reality, you do remember it.

        1. re: CocoDan

          Yes. Its very odd that they are all so mediocre/bad.

          I have to say that The China's menu doesn't do much for me ... but I'll probably give it a whirl.

          1. re: C. Hamster

            Peg is right. The name does stick, but I still don't get it. I'm sure we'll give it a try also, but remember, curiosity killed the cat! I can't get over the fact that we have a zillion Asian restaurants in Quincy and I can't find one I like. Yikes!
            Yet To Enjoy,