Jun Bo used to be good, but ever since they went to the system of ordering dishes instead of the carts going around, the place has totally tanked. Not worth going to at all, any more.
Best Dim Sum Minneapolis 2009 - Jun Bo - CLOSED
When we think of authentic Chinese cuisine, Richfield is not the first place we expect to find it. But stepping into Jun Bo is like stepping into our own Chinatown. Jun Bo (meaning "precious treasure") is a massive room, seating 400-plus diners, and it's usually packed with families seated at large round tables topped by spinning lazy Susans of tender dumplings, crispy squid, and savory greens. Attentive waitresses in red silk dresses stop by with carts filled with steaming delights. Dim sum is served all day, every day, with more than 50 varieties to sample. Items range from the common—shrimp dumplings and beef short ribs—to the more adventurous, like chicken feet and shark fin dumplings. For those more comfortable with Chinese-American fare, a second menu is filled with familiar items like lemon chicken and moo shu pork. Jun Bo is also a great place to bring kids: Their volume will be absorbed in the large room, and they will love looking at the fish tanks.
We went to Jun Bo and everything we had that was supposed to be hot was not even barely warm. We've talked to several others who have had the same experience. Other "foodies". We will not be trying again. My husband had even tried it again with a group of co-workers as a team building experience and they had the same issues.
How can the City Pages overlook the best dim sum in the Cities just south of Jun Bo at the Mandarin Kitchen? Jun Bo's business thrives off the people that can't get into the Kitchen. Rightfully so, given the exponentially better quality at the Mandarin Kitchen. Dumplings, potstickers, fried food, sticky rice - all of it is prepared and served quickly and consumed with such quickness; and they keep making more! Try the barbecque pork buns for a truly authentic Chinese take on brunch. It's soooooo much better than Jun Bo could ever hope to be.