Yangtze is my new favorite Dim Sum restaurant in Minneapolis. We’ve been to Mandarin Kitchen, Yangtze and Pagoda and based on the food and location- Yangtze is where we’ll be coming in the future! Parking at Pagoda can sometimes be a hassle and Mandarin Kitchen will most certainly garner a wait time and a lot of hustle and bustle. Yangtze is the in between. It’s very busy but not overwhelmingly so and there’s plenty of parking! Shrimp dumplings, shrimp shumai, pork shumai, steamed shanghai buns, beef spare ribs with black bean sauce are shown above. We love the shrimp dumplings, steamed shanghai buns (which are soup dumplings) and beef spare ribs.
Above are more pork shumai, pork dumpling, and the clear wrapper is the shrimp and scallop dumpling. Definitely try the shrimp and scallop dumpling!
Above are 2 orders bbq pork steam buns, shrimp and chives dumpling, shrimp and scallop dumpling, shrimp stuffed bell pepper, and shrimp shumai. The shrimp and chives dumplings switch up the normal shrimp dumpling and shumai with some bright green flavor and added crunch from water chestnuts.
Chicken Feet and beef spare ribs in the back, Shrimp rolls, and Chinese Broccoli. David loves the chicken feet but I pass on them. I adore the little rolls full of shrimp or bbq pork that they cover in a sweet soy sauce. The chinese broccoli tends to be a little overcooked but it’s definitely a large plate to share with others. When we got the chicken shumai dumpling, we found that it was a bit too black pepper heavy.
Above we have 1 salt and pepper shrimp left, fried spring rolls, and shrimp stuffed bell peppers. I took the picture late after some food was devoured. Besides these pictures we have also ordered pineapple buns, sesame balls, sticky rice with chinese sausage, and seaweed salad. No one can go wrong with the slightly sweet and custard-filled pineapple buns but I also love the sweet red bean paste filled sesame balls.
Dai Don Tot (egg custard tart)- my recipe here. This little custard tart has been the best I’ve had in Minneapolis so far. I adore these little desserts and Yangtze’s was perfectly eggy with a dense custard center and flaky crust. Pagoda and Mandarin Kitchen’s weren’t nearly as indulgent or eggy as Yangtze’s. Yangtze gets very busy so either come before 11am or be prepared to wait. If you’re too hungry to wait, try Pagoda in dinkytown.
Best Bets: Egg custard tart, shrimp and scallop dumpling, Beef spare ribs in black bean sauce, Shrimp dumpling, shrimp and chives dumpling, pineapple buns, steamed shanghai buns, sesame balls
Vegetarian / Vegan / Gluten-Free: No / No/ Maybe
Entree Range: $3-8 dim sum plates
Waiter Service: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Credit Cards: Yes
Parking: Large free private lot
Good for Groups: Yes, but expect a wait
5625 Wayzata Blvd Minneapolis, MN 55416
Mon-Thu 11 am – 10 pm
Fri 11 am – 11 pm
Sat 10 am – 11 pm
Sun 10 am – 10 pm