2620 E Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, FL 33610
Cost range: 10.01-20.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
This branch of the original is in a much more glamorous freestanding building on a slightly bedraggled stretch of Hillsborough Avenue. In a beautiful, airy dining room suitable for big parties (with a lovely private dining space visible off the back), there are stylish bamboo sculptures, a long central bar and a hip red and black color scheme. They also offer dim sum cart service at lunch, a rarity in these parts, as well as luxurious and authentic Chinese dishes from teamed lobster in ginger sauce to salt-and-pepper tofu (little fried-and-dusted blocks sitting on a pile of addictive bits of jalapeno, crisply roasted garlic, scallion and ginger.)
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