Dim sum, sushi on menu at Great Wall China

2013-11-20T11:48:00Z Dim sum, sushi on menu at Great Wall ChinaCathalena E. Burch Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
November 20, 2013 11:48 am  • 

Great Wall of China has added Japanese fare to its extensive Asian offerings, and is serving dim sum on weekends.

The 30-year-old restaurant, 2445 S. Craycroft Road, started serving sushi a few weeks ago when longtime Tucson sushi chef Noel Almendros joined the kitchen. Almendros, a native of the Philippines, cooked eight years at Sushi Hama and did a short stint for Mr. An’s on Oracle Road.

“We have already diversified our Asian cuisine, so adding sushi makes sense,” said owner David Le, who bought Great Wall of China from Kwang C. An — aka Mr. An — 18 months ago.

Great Wall’s sushi menu includes tuna, yellowtail, salmon, scallops, shrimp and crab, as well as Almendros’s signature rolls, including popcorn lobster, Wild Cat roll and the Hawaiian roll.

Le said Great Wall China will serve dim sum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The menu is the brainchild of veteran dim sum chef Chitian Huang, who arrived about a month ago from his native China. Le said Huang specializes in dim sum and Cantonese and Szechuan cooking.

Sushi prices run $4.95 to $11.95, and dim sum is $2.50 to $5.95 per plate. Great Wall of China is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. It opens at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday for dim sum.

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