There is plenty to love about the newest restaurant to open in Minneapolis’ Longfellow neighborhood. The eatery bills itself as a next-generation Asian restaurant, with a room full of bright pops of color and a glowing neon sign. The diminutive menu is stacked with crowd-favorites like cream cheese wontons, eggrolls, wings and chicken teriyaki skewers. The only surprising thing is that there is only one dumpling listed. These are the fried little pockets stuffed with either pork or vegetables that so many first fell in love with at the farmer’s market stand where Dumpling got its start.
The restaurant is the work of Bunbob Chhun and James Munson. In 2012 the duo began cooking with the express mission to bring Vietnamese, Chinese and Cambodian comfort food to the masses through a series of pop ups and the aforementioned farmer’s market visits. The first pops were also light on the dumplings: serving ramen and banh mi.
Now, the brick and mortar location is serving along with a selection of low-proof cocktails, beer and wine at 4004 Minnehaha Avenue S. in Minneapolis. Hours are currently six days a week, 4-10 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; 4-12 a.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. The restaurant is closed Tuesdays.