- Carts are frequent
- Decent variety of dim sum
- Customer Service
I’m always on the lookout for new restaurants to try and weekends are our go-to times to venture off and discover new (or new to us) spots. We haven’t had dim sum in a while and we were home in Sacramento for a wedding so we went to Yelp and ended up at New Canton Restaurant. It has a 3.5 out of 610 reviews so we gave it a try.
From the parking lot, the building looks a bit run down but nothing to scare you off. When you walk in there are signs directing you to go upstairs for dim sum. It’s definitely a no-frills spot but I don’t go to dim sum for the atmosphere.
When we arrived we were greeted and seated immediately. The dining room is fairly large (much like other dim sum restaurants) and two-thirds of the restaurant was filled up. Before we even were asked about drinks, the carts started coming by and we immediately started picking the dishes we wanted. As we started indulging the carts kept coming, we got ahead of ourselves and took a bunch of dishes before we could see the full selection. With just the two of us our eyes were bigger than our stomachs. We ended up with siu mai, cha siu bao, cheong fan, ha gow, soup dumplings and fried shrimp balls.*
Since I haven’t had dim sum in a while, I enjoyed myself but it wasn’t as good as I was hoping for. The flavors were off and I compared it to my normal go-to spot Fortune House, which actually closed earlier this year, and other spots I’ve had in SoCal that I like better.
After trying one of everything, I saw the haam sui gai (fried glutinous rice dumplings). It’s one of my favorite items but I didn’t want to be wasteful. There was a deep fried lobster dish that looked amazing but we were stuffed at that point.
Dim sum hit the spot. My craving was fulfilled but I’ll definitely be on the lookout for our next spot. We have a lot of options since we live in the Bay Area and are in Sacramento all the time to visit our family.
I thought the price was ok, it came out to $29.74. We’ve paid less for the same amount of dishes but I wasn’t watching closely to the size (SML) of the plates (that’s normally how I’ve seen the dishes priced). Something to note, you have to spend a minimum of $15 if you are paying with a card.
*Side note – I don’t know the names of the dishes normally but I Googled them so forgive me if there are any errors in the names.
Address: 2523 Broadway, Sacramento, California 95818
Phone: (916) 739-8888
Web: New Canton
Social Media: Facebook
Hours of operation:
Mon 10:30 am – 9:30 pm
Tue 10:30 am – 9:30 pm
Wed 10:30 am – 9:30 pm
Thu 10:30 am – 9:30 pm
Fri 10:30 am – 9:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 9:30 pm