It is with sadness that I note that local food writer and friend Candice Woo and I had long tried to lure the Reader’s intrepid restaurant reviewer, the late Naomi Wise, to Chin’s. But Naomi was not an early riser. How great would it have been to read her thoughts on dining at a Holiday Inn?
Breakfast Hours: 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Saturday–Sunday.
Fare: For weekend breakfast only: Shanghai-style cold dishes, noodles, soups, and dumplings. Most breakfast items priced under $8.
Vibe: Fairly dark, almost corporate-looking restaurant, but casual. Most patrons here for the weekend breakfast converse in Mandarin.
Must try: Five Spice Beef, mushroom steamed bun, five-spice beef shaobing, chao nian gao, cold braised duck.
Need to know: Again, breakfast served only on weekends, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. (Lunch and dinner served Monday–Friday, 11:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m.; till 10:00 p.m., Saturday–Sunday.) Parking in the lot can be iffy. Stalls are small, and folks tend to take extra space.