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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried this restaurant for a late lunch when I took a family member to the hospital (it's close by). I had the Tom Yum soup and shrimp dumpings. The soup was terrible, no flavour at all, I had to dump a lot of soy sauce...into it to make it edible. I found it to have very poor quality ingredients as well, a few bamboo shoots and bean sprouts. The dumplings were very good, although very little shrimp in them. If I'm back in the area, I may give the dim sum a try, but probably wouldn't rush back.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed March 5, 2024

We returned to MiMiMi to have a relaxing evening with delious food having eaten there before...It did NOT disappoint as the food was outstanding , served hot, and in a warm and relaxing environment. Truly without a doubt this restaurant with its authenic Chinese and...Thai menu have crafted out its own levl when it comes to the quality /quantity of food..Simply SENSATIONAL.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed December 12, 2023

I am a world traveller and I can say that it was one of The best Chinese food I have ever had Very friendly and polite chef and personnel Highly recommended

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed August 31, 2023

My first time having “real ramen”. I was not disappointed! The one I got, the waiter suggested for what I like. It was filled with perfectly cooked noodles, fresh baby bok choy, and the most flavourful tender pork I’ve ever had. I will be back...and I highly recommend. 10/10More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 13, 2023 via mobile

Went for a birthday dinner celebration and ordered steamed bbq pork buns, chicken pad Thai, beef fried rice and vegetables and a spicy ground pork and vegetable stir fry. Everything was extremely tasty and all of us enjoyed every dish.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed October 7, 2022 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on way to NS after reading about the chef in the local “Edible” magazine. We had the pork ramen, char siu buns, pork dumplings and shrimp dumplings. Soup was incredibly delicious, super fresh, and beautifully presented. Dumplings were also great, and stir...steamed buns excellent. Were attended to by owner and all of staff said farewell when we left. Decor is lots of wood, with tasteful artwork and minimal “typical” restaurant clutter. We are scheming how to go back on our way home!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed May 30, 2022 via mobile

Dumplings are some of the best I’ve had, dim sum choices we made were all very good, and the Massaman curry was very good as well. Server was very polite and attentive as well. Definitely recommend

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed August 11, 2021

My wife and I went here with some friends. We liked it. Our food was great. I had a red thai curry which was delicious. It was right up there with some of the best thai curries I have ever tried. Service was good. As...other people have mentioned, the prices are a little high. Plus, I really wish they had air conditioning. It was uncomfortably hot in the restaurant, so much so that it put a damper on my experience. Other than that, the atmosphere is nice. This is not a run of the mill Chinese restaurant where you order chicken balls and teriyaki ribs. If that's what you are looking for, go elsewhere. I would definitely go back.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 2, 2021

Don't go to Mimimi if you are expecting chicken balls with nuclear sauce. There are plenty of places around for you. If you want to experience what real chinese food tastes like, and food prepared by skilled cooks, then look no further. The dishes here...are meant to be shared with friends and family. The dishes are large, and you will want to order a few things to try. Every single thing I've gotten here tastes like it was meticulously prepared by a Michelin chef in a big city somewhere. A great amount of thought and care goes into their work. The restaurant is the cleanest in the city, as well as their restrooms. If you are interested in cooking, or just like to see what goes on behind the scenes in a kitchen, you get the best view of that as it is center of focus in the restaurant. The prices are fairly high sure, but only because in Saint John, we are not used to that. We are used to buying cheap food for low prices. Quantity over quality is the mindset here. Their dishes are worth every penny in my opinion. The pleasant atmosphere, and friendly staff are just icing on the cake. I hope Mimimi doesn't pay too much attention to any bad reviews and try to change things to adapt to this redneck city. What they are doing is exactly what this city needs and I hope the trend persists. GREAT JOB MIMIMI, KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK! I'm having a very hard time believing some of the 1 star reviews I read on here about this place. I feel they should not be ignored. One claimed the menu had no prices, I been going here since early 2020 and there has always been a menu provided with prices, and one on their website. One complained about the fried rice, that it was over priced. That it had one piece of chicken in it, that may have been the case on their visit, but that is not what I've experienced in many visits. Their teriyaki chicken fried rice is simply divine. One complained about them not having "french fries" which is just dumb. Why would anyone order fries at a fancy chinese restaurant? Wendy's is right down the street. If your kids cant eat anything but junk food, maybe you should take a look at how you've raised them. One complained of slow service. I have never experienced that, in fact, often times it's too fast. Food showing up before you have finished your appetizer, for example. Not that I would complain about that. Maybe from an old review, and it was busier and less staffed at the time.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 30, 2021 via mobile

Went here for the first time and was surprised at how lovely the spot is. It was nice, clean and very open. As you sit at the tables you have a view of the open kitchen where the chef prepared our meals. The chef also...brought out our meals to the table. We ordered the chicken pad Thai and it was delicious! The ingredients were very fresh. Our food came out very quick, only about 15 minutes from the time of ordering. Looking forward to going back to try their other dishes.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 28, 2021

We went there for lunch,you can only get dim sum (which I love), but when it came it was just the frozen dumplings you get at any asian store. The bill was $15 each person which is fine but it was literally a tiny snack....Everyone was still hingry and we all went for a burger afterwards. This place isnt just overpriced,it's a rip off. Anyone who rates this place highly doesnt know much about chinese food. They lost out on some regular customers with this pricing trick.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed April 16, 2021

Don't go t here. They do not have prices posted nor a menu with prices. I ordered chicken fried rice. 45 minutes later I got it and a bill for $24.00, I damn near fainted. Got home and rice had NO chicken, a very few...vegetables. I will never return!!!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed January 16, 2021

Had a dim sum lunch with my daughter today at Mimimi. Had the pork dumplings, shrimp dumplings and finished with steamed buns and honey. Everything hot, fresh and tasty. I've had dim sum in many places including Guangzhou, and this was as good as any...of them. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 14, 2020

To start, 3 occupied tables (#1- 8 people, #2- 4 people and #3- my wife and me) in the place and it took 1hr40min to get our dinner, even asked my wife why are their stoves turned off when there are tables not served. When...I got up and put on my coat to leave, that's when they started to prep our meal Not sure exactly what it was my wife got, looked like pig ears with vinegar and I ordered chicken stew w veggies but they forgot to put in any veggies, fried dumplings, a frozen food service item, no taste or texture. ATTITUDE, DISGUSTING, OVERPRICED . Much more to tell but won't waste more of my time with this placeMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed October 31, 2020 via mobile

We attended their vegan festival in October where we were given 7 courses of authentic, delicious food. Most of these dishes are now on their menu. Some of these dishes may be a bit of an acquired taste for some, like the soft, cold tofu...block. But even these provided a unique and original experience. Many of the dishes, however, would please just about anyone who's even a little bit adventurous. I believe my favorites are the Rou Jia Mo, Zheng Su Ji, Zha Su Ya, and the Chao San Si, which I would give each 5/5. The other dishes were also good, and would rate them between 4 and 4.5. There was a fantastic white wine pairing for this course, something I wish we would see more in Saint John. The ambience is very interesting. It has a bit of a simple industrial look while being very fine (5/5). The service was very fast and the chef spent some time talking with us after the service (5/5). I highly recommend Mimimi to any foody.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5