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Kings County Imperial

20 Skillman Ave. (Lorimer St. & Meeker Ave.) Send to Phone
Modern Chinese-American food and dim sum cooked with seasonal, quality ingredients in Williamsburg.

Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.

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Kings County Imperial, Brooklyn, NY

Kings County Imperial Restaurant Review

: On an unassuming side street in Williamsburg, Kings County Imperial chef Josh Grinker and co-owner Tracy Young are serving up modern Chinese-American fare in a dim yet cheerful, unfussy space. They make use of fruits and veggies from their own backyard in fresh dishes and creative cocktails. The restaurant has partnered with a third-generation family in southern China --- their traditional sun-fermented soy sauce is on tap, and is featured in most of the preparations. Dim sum, like silky long dumplings stuffed with Berkshire pork, garlic stems and black vinegar, is optimal comfort food. Szechuan cucumber, with hot bean, sesame and chili oil, is a satisfying mix of spicy and crunchy. Also on offer are crispy garlic chicken and tea-smoked duck cooked in a wok, and dan dan noodles with preserved mustard stem, chili oil and minced pork. The place pours an Imperial mai tai on tap, a heady mix of Brugal Añejo Rum, Rittenhouse Rye, lime juice, orange curacao and orgeat syrup, while the wine list includes bottles from Long island’s North Fork and Oregon’s Central Coast. Finish a meal with waffles topped with ice cream and sweet pineapple.
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