No, the décor is not all that great. And yes, because of its size you generally have to share your table with another group. But still, this place is one of the more highly rated dim sum joints located in Chinatown and is one of the few restaurants without carts. Instead, the chefs make your baos, dumplings, or noodles fresh to order, which can take a bit longer, but the quality you get is well worth the wait.
If you’re in the mood for Taiwanese dim sum breakfasts, Jo Jo in Allston is your place. It carries brunch favorites like beef wrapped in scallion pancakes, xiao long bao dumplings, and soybean milk with a side of fried crullers. It definitely has a more laid back vibe than Chinatown, although it gets quite busy on the weekends.