Cai

Chinese, Dim Sum
$ $
2100 S Archer Ave (at S Wentworth Ave)
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 326-6888
Monday
9:00am - 2:00am
Tuesday
9:00am - 2:00am
Wednesday
9:00am - 2:00am
Thursday
9:00am - 2:00am
Friday
9:00am - 2:00am
Saturday
8:00am - 12:00am
Sunday
8:00am - 12:00am

Tips

  • Steamed creamy egg yolk buns are eggggcellent! Little salty, little sweet, a lotta yummy.
  • As much as we love meringue and aioli, this year all other eggy goodness faded in comparison to Cais egg-yolk buns. These Chinese breakfast bombs are sweet, creamy, and filled with sugary egg paste.
  • Try the Baked creamy egg yolk buns from our 100 Best list: These pillowy-soft buns are the standout, pulling open to reveal a warm, sugary, creamy core.
  • The chef is killing the dim sum competition with his creamy egg-yolk buns, dumplings stuffed with shrimp and scallop, pumpkin congee and steamed rice-noodle crpes paired with crunchy bits of celery.
  • Come here for the dim sum: steamed creamy egg yolk bun, xiaolongbao, and more.
  • I like the dim sum much better than their regular dishes.
  • Great tasting Chinese food in Chinatown. Not very oily. Food presentation is there! Only down side is that it's pricier than most other restaurants in Chinatown.
  • Don't miss the chiu-chow dumplings, rice-flour wrappers packed with a crunchy, peppery filling of minced pork, peanuts, celery and scallions.
  • Must try - Egg tart, steamed creamy egg yolk bun, baked green chive puffs, & pan fried turnip cake; OK - Veggie tofu crepe; Don't try - BBQ pork turnover, and rice noodle with shrimp (cheong fan)
  • Baked Egg Tarts: Featuring a fine, flaky crust and a sunshine yellow egg filling, that jiggles uncontrollably at the barest movement, it's an indulgence worth braving the crowd for.
  • Get the xiao long bao, siu mai, and fried shrimp/corn dumplings. So good!
  • Egg yolk buns are the best!!
  • Must get the creamy egg yolk buns!
  • Wait times can get a bit long here for weekend dim sum, but if youre willing to wake up a bit early, there are plenty of tables to be had from opening until the crowds begin to arrive at around 10:30
  • Average dim sum place. This is the only one I liked better than other dim sum place.
  • Went with the Beijing duck. Delicious and no need to call ahead!
  • Very good dim sum. You can judge the quality of a dim sum restaurant by their har gow.
  • Great value for money! Their dim sum is very authentic. Loved the (liu sha bao, the egg yolk buns), they're as good as the ones in Hong Kong. <3 Their chestnut cake is also very authentic!
  • So easy to go overboard and order way too much
  • No steam carts, so a little disappointing. Authentic atmosphere and menu

Nearby places

2126B S Archer Ave
2100 S Wentworth Ave (Archer Ave and Cermak Rd)
2159 S China Pl (at Chinatown Sq)