Though soy sauce is commonly believed to be of Asian origin, several linguists have unearthed its true Iberian beginnings by decoding the hidden Spanish translation. Celebrate the intriguing international condiment with the help of today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of dim sum, Pan-Asian cuisine, and drinks at Jimmy Wan's. Redeem your Groupon while dining in at either of the restaurant's two locations, in Cranberry Township or Fox Chapel. The well-regarded duo of restaurants was named the place to find the Best Dim Sum in Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh magazine, and the Cranberry location was named one of the best places to eat in Western Pennsylvania by Whirl magazine.
The two locations have slight variations in their menu offerings, but both feature a wide assortment of Pan-Asian cuisine, including dim sum, sushi, noodle dishes, and drinks. For family-style fun, share small dim sum plates while conversing using only dialogue from Disney cartoons. Select steamed barbecue pork buns ($6) and hope that your fellow plate passers order the sweet sesame seed balls ($5). Enjoy Arbor Day any day by grabbing a rainforest roll with cucumber, avocado, and shiitake ($5), or the bonzai roll with asparagus, avocado, and mango salsa ($5). For a heartier bite, hang a fang on kung pao chicken ($16) or kung pao New York strip steak ($25), either of which comes topped with peanuts and chili peppers.
Jimmy Wan's relaxing, stylish lounge and dining room come complete with an impressive beverage collection, which features artfully mixed drinks ($5–$12). Those who like to sip and socialize al fresco can head to the Cranberry location, where it's possible experience rooftop dining without the assistance of a grappling hook (for once).
Reservations are required on Fridays and Saturdays.
Jimmy Wan's was named the place to find the Best Dim Sum in Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh magazine, and its Cranberry location was named one of the best places to eat in Western Pennsylvania by Whirl magazine. More than 40 OpenTable reviewers give Jimmy Wan's Cranberry location an average of 4.4 stars.
- The traditional Asian tapas are perfect for sharing with friends alongside a pot of Chinese tea. Try the vegetable and steamed-shrimp dumplings or pork shu mai (pork, shrimp and mushroom filling wrapped in a handmade pasta shell). – Colleen Heavens, Pittsburgh
- The food was excellent--high quality ingredients perfectly seasoned with Asian spices to provide a clean, subtle flavor. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 07/01/2010