Hong Kong Style

New Minneapolis Chinese restaurant offers fresh seafood by the tankful

But even though I hit only about a 50-50 ratio of really excellent and really unthrilling in my visits to Yummy, and even though the service can really be of the most clueless teenage kind, I insist that you get into Yummy as soon as possible and try the great things. Which are, to recap: the steamed fish, the Hong Kong-style lobster, the hot pots, and the pea shoots.

Why am I being so bossy? I assure you, it's not because I've fallen in love with the Flintstonesesque faux stone walls in this bright, fluorescent-lit room, or because of the amazing selection of bubble-teas the place has (try the lychee nectar), or because they're open till midnight during the week, and till 1:00 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Or because they have very authentic Hong Kong street food, such as the big bowls of noodle soup that you can have topped with your choice of Hong Kong barbecue, like slices of crispy roast pork or barbecued duck.

Oh no. The reason is simply this: Yummy is the most authentic Chinese restaurant in Minneapolis right now, and we need to support it. Minneapolis has not had a great track record with our authentic Chinese restaurants. Remember Chan's Seafood Palace? That was the last restaurant in Yummy's space, and I feel like I made a real mistake with that place, since I spent a year waiting for it to work out its consistency and service problems, and then, suddenly, poof! It was gone. Vanished.

Hong Kong-style lobster: A truly Yummy crustacean indeed
Trish Lease
Hong Kong-style lobster: A truly Yummy crustacean indeed

Location Info


Yummy Restaurant

2450 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Category: Restaurant > Asian

Region: Uptown/ Eat Street

That day I resolved: Never again. Because if we are really going to be able to impress our friends, if we are going to be able to go to the holiday party and strut around in front of Des Moines, Madison, Tulsa, and Winnipeg, flashing our Rolexes and chortling about our architects, we need Yummy to succeed as much as it needs us.

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