A cult San Francisco dumpling house sprawls across East Bay.
Dumpling Time, from the Omakase Restaurant Group team behind Michelin-starred Omakase and Niku Steakhouse, is opening a brick and mortar store on Fourth Street in Berkeley, in the corner space once home to Bare Minerals.
“We’re excited to expand Dumpling Time in Berkeley and bring our Asian-inspired cuisine to the bustling Fourth Street hallway,” Dumpling Time founder Kash Feng said in a press release. “East Bay residents have expressed great interest in our offerings and we look forward to finally making our kitchen more accessible to the community here. “
The restaurant is slated to open next year at 1795 Fourth St. and will likely feature a calo-Asian menu similar to that offered at its popular locations in San Francisco’s Design District and Thrive City, where patrons can watch fresh dumplings of the day. . Look for steamed and pan-fried pork and chicken bao, steamed shrimp and pork har gow, open-faced siu mai, boiled X’ian dumplings in a variety of flavors, including lamb and veg, Wagyu beef, gyoza breaded chicken and seafood, and, of course, the famous soup dumplings.
Dumpling Time also offers quick bites, like crispy truffle nuts and a wood-eared mushroom salad, along with vegetarian options, noodles, and a long list of beers, wine, sake, and loose leaf teas. Finally, they also offer six sweet bao, from green tea and milk to beetroot and taro bun.
Right now, the restaurant is slated to open in the first quarter of 2022. Check back for updates or visit @itsdumplingtime for more information.