On the advice of a friend and a solid 87% rating on Urbanspoon, we decided to stop by Rol San for dim sum on Saturday around 11. We had been warned to go early, and it was quickly evident why. The front entrance was packed full of people waiting for tables, with other people directed to wait in the back. A waiter was keeping mental note of who had come in when, and immediately I knew that there were too many waiting diners for such a system to work. He had been quoting tables of two a 10-15 minute wait, but Nhi and I got passed over twice before being seated after approximately 25 minutes. I was starting to get a little grumpy at that point, ready to leave if we'd been passed over one more time. I wish I'd read blogTO ahead of time - I hadn't realized the front and back waiting times were discriminate. Apparently those waiting in the back of the restaurant get seated much faster.
Like many Chinese restaurants, there wasn't much to say about the decor. Tables were covered in disposable plastic tablecloths so that the waiters could wrap everything up after diners had finished, making for quick turnaround time. Since there were only two of us, we decided on four dishes: siu mai (pork dumpings), chicken feet, fried shrimp dumplings, and Chinese donut wrapped in rice roll. The dishes came out rather quickly. The siu mai were tasty but nothing special - I am partial to siu mai with more seafood included, but these were sufficiently moist and Nhi enjoyed the tobiko topping.
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Top Pick of the Day: Deep fried shrimp dumplings