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There’s a Tiny New Dumpling House Hiding Among the Riches of Beverly Hills

Little Highness Bao has arrived from Rowland Heights

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Little Highness Bao
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Here’s a find for Beverly Hills: Chinese food maven David Chan says a small Rowland Heights spot called Little Highness Bao has expanded to Beverly Hills, bringing with them steamed mantou buns and plenty of xiaolongbao.

Though the place has an okay reputation in the San Gabriel Valley, it’s tough to compete in such a stacked part of town, especially along Colima Road. Perhaps that’s why the company jumped into some spendy digs well to the west in Beverly Hills, literally across the street from Saks Fifth Avenue in the short-lived former shop called Mr. B Coffee Bread.

The shop is actually pretty unassuming from the street, presenting itself more as a boba shop with some photos of dumplings in the window, says Chan. But ordering off the handwritten sign does indeed produce dishes from beef noodle soup to pork dumplings to beef rolls to xiaolongbao. As Chan notes: “To their credit they haven't filled their menu with Americanized items, but rather taken the friendliest items from the San Gabriel Valley.” Of course that means everyone is ordering the soup dumplings. Little Highness Bao is now open on Wilshire Boulevard.


Little Highness Bao
9667 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA