|Venue name:||Mimi Cheng's Dumplings||Contact:|
179 Second Ave
|Cross street:||between 11th and 12th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sat 11:30am–2:30pm, 5:30–9pm; Sun 4–8pm|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Third Ave|
|Price:||Average entrée: $9. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V.|
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Average User Rating
4 / 5
- 5 star:2
- 4 star:1
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:1
- 1 star:0
When I heard about Mimi Cheng's and their Taiwanese-inspired dumplings, I jumped for joy that a place like this finally arrived. Sadly, I was disappointed. First, the prices are they charge for dumplings are ridiculous. Having grown up in a Taiwanese household, I am aware of how much it costs to make dumplings and of how much you should be paying for dumplings in restaurants. I will give it to them, the dumplings are pretty tasty BUT I don't think they stand out amongst many other dumpling places in the city. I stopped by for a second time the other day eager to try their dan-dan noodles. That was a complete disappointment as it was just spicy with no other taste. I had to dump some of their secret sauce just to get some saltiness to the dish.
Love this place! You have the option to get the dumplings fried or baked, so you have a lot of say in how you get your food. They also have vegetarian options, which is really nice. Their dessert dumplings are also delicious. The only issue with this place is that they are extremely slow in preparing your food.