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Koi Garden, Dublin (Dim Sum lunch)

stomsf | Jun 13, 200802:33 PM

So we ventured out at lunch today to Koi Garden in Dublin. In a nutshell, nice decor, an odd combination of carts/order off of a dim sum menu, generally good dim sum, but expensive.

A party of three hungry foodies, we ate and ate and ate. Staples like the cha siu bao, siu mai, har gow were good, but not great. Found the XLB to be a little dissapointing after I had built them up in my head to be a fantastic little dumpling -- liked 'em but wasn't wowed by them. All dim sum was very hot and fresh (fortunately we were right next to the kitchen) and we were able to try some other atypical dishes like the coffee short ribs. The Bird Nest Taro puff was dissapointing as it was mostly fried bean thred surrounding a tiny little pocket of filling. I guess I was expecting a nice woo gok.

Pricewise? Ithink we had 12 dishes with hot tea and the cost plus tip was $75. For dim sum that seems high, as in Yank Sing high.

I was intrigued by the other selections in the strip mall (Uferts center?) -- a shabu shabu place, Singaporean, Vietnamese, Korean BBQ, Thai, etc. Even the bakery looked quite tasty. I'll be back to try the other places -- otherwise I'll stick to the City or Millbrae/DC for Dim Sum.

Sorry, haven't decoded the links system yet. Koi Garden is at

4288 Dublin Blvd Ste 213
Dublin, CA 94568

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