Kings County Imperial

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There seems to be a lack of good Chinese food in Brooklyn. It seems odd, because there isn’t a lack of people in Brooklyn looking for this cuisine type. The owners of Kings County Imperial solved that problem for me. The place was opened not by Chinese immigrants but by NYC restaurant vets Josh Grinker and Tracy Jane Young, of Park Slope’s Stone Park Café. 

The interior is modern with two dining rooms and a picturesque patio in the backyard for seating when weather permits. The décor reads more hip than your average Chinese food restaurant. The food is traditional but elevated slightly and modernized. You’ll get your fix of noodles, dumplings, stir fry and rolls. There is no shortage of Szechuan peppers in the food. The chef has created excellent takes on dan dan noodles, shrimp shumai, and ginger congee with poached egg. On weekends they have one hell of a dim sum brunch to soak up your hangover and set you straight. They know what they are doing. Here’s what we had:

Ginger Congee with Poached Egg

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Pork & Shrimp Shumai w/ hot water mustard

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Szechuan Cucumber Salad

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Chicken Dumplings w/ cinnamon red oil

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Wok Seared Long Dumpling - Berkshire pork, garlic stems & black vinegar

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Chicken Bun w/ orange hoisin

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Spinach

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Bok Choy Potsticker w/ bean thread noodle, mushroom, water chestnut & carrot

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Hot Copper Well Street Noodle w/ shrimp & poached egg

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Cold Sesame Noodle garden cucumber, peanuts, chili oil

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Address: 20 Skillman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Phone(718) 610-2000

kingscoimperial.com