My family is driving up to Vancouver from Seattle in a few days and being Shanghai natives, we're looking for a place to enjoy some xiao long bao. I've read recommendations for Shanghai River, Shanghai Wind, and Chen's Shanghai Restaurant. Which place has the most affordable soup buns? Do these restaurants serve the dumplings for dinner or is it lunch only? Since we're driving up from Seattle, calling to make a reservation might be difficult so how busy are these 3 places, especially on a weekend night?
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