Kings County Imperial

Chinese Restaurant$$$$
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissNovember 28, 2015
    Tasty, spicy Chinese food with surprisingly good (tiki) cocktails. Like a less crazy Mission Chinese, or a more affordable Red Farm. Pork soup dumplings, garlic eggplant, and rice cakes with sausage.
  • Sue L.
    Sue LeeJuly 12, 2015
    Go if you're looking for something that's not General Tso's. I recommend the crispy fried chicken, fried ho fun noodles, watercress salad, and dan dan noodles. Drinks are fantastic too.
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissMarch 27, 2016
    Ambitious take on normal dim sum menu, a perfect alternative to the New American Williamsburg brunch. The long dumplings and pork and shrimp shumai were stellar.
  • IrmaZandl T.
    Love this place. The on-tap negroni is a great way to start dinner. We had the soup dumplings, mock eel, eggplant, beans and much more. All delish.
  • Bin Y.
    Bin YangOctober 8, 2015
    Mock eel's flavor and crunch is spot on like the traditional non-mock dish; ends up with juicy umami packed mushrooms - it's great. Get the soup dumplings, ants on a tree, and the crispy chicken!
  • Robert G.
    Robert GleybermanNovember 5, 2015
    Pork soup dumplings are crack. As are the eggplant and bok choy apps. Dope cocktails + black tea ice cream was amazing. Can't wait to go back!
    Upvoted Nov 8, 2017
  • Ben K.
    Ben Kessler (@kessler)August 30, 2015
    Really solid new Chinese spot in the burg with great cocktails. Pretty sure the entire menu is great but try the soup dumplings, cold sesame noodles, mapo dofu, and crispy garlic chicken.
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinAugust 7, 2015
    One of the better Chinese meals I've had in NYC lately. Pork dumplings, crispy garlic chicken and wilted greens were all good.
  • Joseph L.
    Joseph LDecember 30, 2015
    Definitely the best Chinese in the area.Specials were amazing, dry fry was legit and classics like Mapo tofu and hot and sour soup were spot on. Everything was seriously delicious.
  • Eddie P.
    Eddie PakOctober 23, 2015
    Great space, great vibes, great drinks and friendly staff. But so much of the food was super, super salty. Not bad, but hope they back off on the salt.
  • Milagros R.
    Milagros RicherNovember 13, 2016
    The mock eel was really unique and tasty. The soup dumplings, pork cabbage soup and duck were all fine but average. Service, decor and cocktails were good though.
  • Nikki B.
    Nikki BogopolskayaNovember 11, 2015
    Amazing din for a group, the booth tables have Lazy Susans for even easier sharing. Get all the dumplings on the menu (do it), spring rolls, crispy garlic chicken & Mai tais on tap.
  • Sue A.
    Sue ApfelbaumJuly 10, 2015
    must try the chicken dumplings in cinnamon red oil, the prawn fries, steel pot beef, the whole fish, the cocktails. so much love and care went into this menu.
  • Matt G.
    Matt GreenApril 1, 2016
    Mock eel was so good! (It's fried mushrooms) I also liked the pork fried rice and the pork soup dumplings.
    Upvoted Dec 16, 2017
  • kara s.
    kara silvermanSeptember 13, 2015
    Cocktails are delicious and strong. Ambiance is super fun. Double garlic eggplant is a must order.
  • Alex P.
    Alex PyatetskyJuly 8, 2017
    One of the best restaurants in Williamsburg. A Mecca of savory delights. Not cheap but portions big. May have to ask ingredients if paleo or keto, but all in all delicious. Ambiance cool too.
  • Emmett D.
    Emmett DziezaJuly 9, 2015
    Fantastic creatively done Chinese. Great addition to the neighborhood. Also, ridiculous tiki drinks!
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanOctober 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the soup dumplings special (if they're available). The mock eel is definitely the star of the show though, so definitely don't skip that
  • Luc D.
    Luc DoanFebruary 17, 2016
    Mapo tofu, sesame noodles were great. Will be back to try more. Kamehameha cocktail was also perfect
  • Niran B.
    Niran BabalolaApril 20, 2016
    The dan dan noodles are incredible. Soup dumplings aren't on the menu, but you'll probably be able to order them anyway. Do it.
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanOctober 25, 2016
    Skip the soup dumpling, get the roasted chicken, garlic eggplant and sesame noodles.
    Upvoted Nov 8, 2017
  • Melissa Y.
    Melissa YuJanuary 16, 2017
    Weeping tiger salad was delicious. Dan dan mien was raging spicy and I eat REAL spicy food.
  • Kimberly L.
    Kimberly LaBluesDecember 25, 2015
    Delicious dumplings, pea shoots, crispy chicken, Dan Dan noodles.. Crispy dry fry 😍amazing food!!! Fave drink here: Moscow mule
  • Breanne T.
    Breanne ThomasNovember 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    They weren't kidding about the mock eel — amazing. (And this is coming from someone who usually hates mushrooms!)
  • Graylyn R.
    Graylyn RooseJuly 11, 2017
    Best Chinese food I've had outside of Chinatown. It's even better than some Chinatown places. Dumplings are wonderful, so are the noodles. Be prepared to wait though!
  • Luyba Z.
    Luyba ZeylikmanNovember 2, 2015
    Cozy meal in Williamsburg. Dumplings were the highlight we tried the pork shumai and of course the soup dumplings
  • Tim M.
    Tim McClureAugust 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is good here - pork/shrimp shumai, Copper Well Street noodle and steel pot beef are all favorites.
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonOctober 25, 2015
    The mock eel is the must-have dish here. The soup dumplings and the sesame noodles are great, too.
  • Danny N.
    Danny NathanJuly 8, 2016
    Best sit-down Chinese food in the hood. Great cocktails, plenty of veggie options. A bit expensive.
  • miles l.
    miles lennonFebruary 12, 2017
    Best Chinese food I've had in NYC. Make sure to get dumplings, spare ribs and string beans.
  • Sunny H.
    Sunny HSeptember 6, 2015
    The chili oil noodles were great, nice and spicy. The standout dish for me was the Hot & Sour soup and the soup dumplings were overrated.
  • Will M.
    Will MahonyFebruary 17, 2017
    You could come just for dumplings and cocktails. Hard to go wrong
  • Carps
    CarpsJune 6, 2016
    In love with the Dan Dan noodles. The scallop spring rolls are fantastic as well 👌🏼
  • Jean T.
    Jean TranFebruary 20, 2017
    Must get the peashoots and mu shu duck! Also the cocktail special was amazing
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BrinkFebruary 7, 2016
    My favourite Chinese food I've ever had hands down. Super quaint location with great decor.
  • Rami H.
    Rami HaykalApril 5, 2016
    Soup dumplings were spot on, better than any other ones in the area. Cold Noodles were similar to those of Mission Chinese. Garlic chicken was tasty but a bit hard to eat. Spring rolls were ok.
  • Alessandra
    AlessandraNovember 24, 2015
    Dan Dan noodles and soup dumplings are great! Plus Meg is a fantastic bartender!
  • Amanda H.
    Amanda HuMarch 2, 2016
    Literally everything we tried here was great. Moscow mules, eggplant, pork buns, noodles.
  • Amanda H.
    Amanda HuDecember 11, 2016
    Hip trendy vibe. Dim lights. Fancified Chinese food (not in a bad way). Really good cocktails
  • Bram H.
    Bram HubbellNovember 23, 2017
    The cold sesame noodles and the mock eel are incredible! Lots of vegan options!
  • Claudia F.
    Claudia FilthNovember 10, 2015
    Fancy Chinese food. Ask for rice if you're someone that usually eats rice - it doesn't come with the dishes.
  • Claudia F.
    Claudia FilthNovember 10, 2015
    Fancy Chinese food. Ask for rice if you're someone that usually eats rice - it doesn't come with the dishes.
  • Stephanie Y.
    Stephanie YuanJuly 31, 2016
    Thought the mushrooms would be decent but they are AMAZING - get them. Skip the soup dumplings tho, was barely any soup in mine.
  • Mike M.
    Mike McBryanSeptember 23, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Dry fry long bean. Soup dumplings. Spicy cucumbers. General Tso's. Every damn time.
  • Chloe H.
    Chloe HeathNovember 27, 2016
    Hands down, best Chinese I've ever had. Everything is delicious - worth the wait.
  • Swift S.
    Swift SwiftSeptember 13, 2015
    Soup dumplings are first come first serve and they run out regularly. Come early if you want them!
  • Frances M.
    Frances MacLeodAugust 18, 2017
    Always dumplings, then a bunch of stuff to share. Their specials (especially veggies) are consistently delicious and trustworthy.
  • Alex P.
    Alex PyatetskyJuly 11, 2017
    2nd meal in a week. 2nd homerun. Crispy garlic chicken and kung Pao (the real deal not shitty takeout style) both excellent.
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxSeptember 30, 2015
    Nice appetizer date spot: soup dumplings and cozy seating
  • Kim B.
    Kim BorgströmNovember 2, 2015
    Mock eel, eggplant and ambiance was great, soup dumplings way too dough-y.
  • Gabe S.
    Gabe SiegalJanuary 22, 2017
    Delicious but pricey. Be prepared to spend ~100 for 2.
  • Josh W.
    Josh WApril 9, 2017
    Drinks are on the sweet side, but the dim sum (served all the way until closing time) surprisingly on point
  • Ezra P.
    Ezra PollardNovember 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    All really tasty. Come early for soup dumplings.
  • Sheena
    SheenaAugust 13, 2016
    Delicious, soup dumplings legit though dan dan noodles were a bit bland
  • Mark
    MarkSeptember 27, 2015
    I dislike faux meat. I love the mock eel
  • Inna G.
    Inna GJune 28, 2017
    Dan Dan noodles are good and spicy, dumpling soup is great, skip the wok seared pea shoots.
  • Chad H.
    Chad HornerSeptember 20, 2017
    mu shu duck! it is honestly enough food for two people; that + some dumplings and you're set
  • Alia O.
    Alia Ormut-FleishmanJanuary 4, 2016
    They were a special but the soup dumplings were perfect. 👌🏻
  • Josh U.
    Josh UptonNovember 17, 2017
    Mock eel, fried long dumplings and the slightly cinnamon-y chili sauce that’s on the table 👌
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel ShawSeptember 21, 2015
    The food was really delicious but the portions are dramatically undersized.
  • Luke
    LukeDecember 8, 2016
    Order the mock eel. Not something I thought I'd ever write, but it's just that good
  • Jewish N.
    Jewish National FundSeptember 25, 2017
    This place is super unique, a very cool date spot. Order the dumplings!
  • Zack K.
    Zack KantorMarch 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    soup dumps + cold peanut noodles are amazing but everything is really
  • Johanna
    JohannaDecember 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Mai tai on tap and dan dan egg noodle!
  • Amy H.
    Amy HintzSeptember 2, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Do not miss the pork soup dumplings!
  • John D.
    John DuncanOctober 9, 2016
    Finally a great Chinese spot in Williamsburg
  • Theodore K.
    Theodore KSeptember 28, 2016
    Mock eel all the way
  • Justin I.
    Justin IsraelsJuly 19, 2016
    House made condiments! Rum! Long Beans!
  • Yodai Y.
    Yodai Yasunaga1 week ago
    Loved the mushroom noodles and the bok choy dumplings!
  • Jag F.
    Jag FirerwalkerJune 5, 2017
    So good. The Kung Po Chicken is hands down the best
  • Élise W.
    Élise WyattSeptember 12, 2015
    The short rib special and soup dumplings!
  • Michael A.
    Michael AnthonySeptember 30, 2017
    Unreal. Best modern Chinese. Salt and pepper mushrooms, pork belly.
  • alex r.
    alex rockFebruary 10, 2016
    Soup dumplings!
  • Elaina P.
    Elaina PolsonJanuary 20, 2017
    Mock eel and soup dumplings were killer
  • M M.
    M MJuly 10, 2016
    Excellent food but overpriced. $100 for Chinese food for two.
  • Jon C.
    Jon CowleyJune 16, 2017
    The soup dumplings are some of the best in the city.
  • Shane H.
    Shane HuntOctober 18, 2015
    Start with the mock eel!
  • Arnaldo J. L.
    Arnaldo J. LópezAugust 17, 2016
    Cocktails and Mock Eel!
  • Harrison J.
    Harrison JohnsonMay 8, 2016
    Soup dumplings and Dan Dan noodles
  • Jamie D.
    Jamie DwyerDecember 5, 2016
    Mock eel is everything
  • Savannah P.
    Savannah PetrickApril 9, 2016
    not sure I understand the hype around this place- would definitely never wait an hour and 15 minutes for a table there again
  • Souheil A.
    Souheil AlaouiMarch 31, 2016
    Kun bao chicken, eggplant
  • Malcolm R.
    Malcolm RingNovember 8, 2017
    Mock eel, eggplant, sesame noodles all A+.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Swift S.
    Swift SwiftSeptember 13, 2015
    This place is basically trying to be a cross between Han Dynasty and Mission Chinese. It's a miss on both counts though and expensive for Chinese food.
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EickMarch 14, 2016
    Great Chinese here, but it's a bit pricey
  • Richard B.
    Richard BAugust 12, 2017
    This place used to be House of Small Wonder
  • Josh M.
    Josh MateoJanuary 10, 2016
    Felt overpriced and unauthentic. Cocktail was good. So there's that.
  • Janis L.
    Janis LightOctober 21, 2016
    shanghai soup dumplings
  • Motoki O.
    Motoki OtsukaJanuary 22, 2017
    Better than nom wah
  • Stephan P.
    Stephan PaschalidesAugust 10, 2015
    Dan Dan noodles!
  • Vera K.
    Vera KernJuly 13, 2017
    Good Chinese food, nice backyard
  • Sandra R.
    Sandra RubinchikDecember 20, 2015
    Not really sure I understand the hype. There's nothing particularly special about this Chinese food.
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff Melnyk3 days ago
    Eat everything!
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