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Jolin Shanghai Restaurant

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248 Dominion Road, Auckland 1041, New Zealand
+64 9-631 5575
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Their xiao long pork buns and fried pork buns are the best in Auckland, I could have them every day.

Thank SDG0104
Auckland, New Zealand
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

Had a great lunch at Jolin Shanghai restaurant - Yummy Shanghai style food. I had the Pork & Vege Wonton Soup and a plate of Pork Dumplings which cost about $20 including a pot of tea. Would return.

Thank Kim D
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Very, very good soup dumplings, which I would definitely return to eat. However, the other two dishes we ordered were average at best, and the service was nothing special. Despite these shortcomings, I would certainly reccomend coming here just to try the dumplings- I would suggest maybe ordering them as a light snack or pre-movie type dinner.

Thank Thomas K
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Stepping into this restaurant in Auckland transport you straight into Shanghai with its ambience and the pleasant smell of the food.Good affordable food but wish they mopped their tiled floors.

Thank Kwoolguy
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Basic decor, but fabulous dumplings. A Chinese friend of ours recommended that we come to try 'the best Xialongbao dumplings in Auckland'. We were not disappointed. We have had these in the Michelin starred restaurant in Taiwan, and while these dumplings were not quite at that level, they were very good. We will certainly be back to have them again.... More 

Thank Justonetripatatime
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Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

One of the only places in Auckland for Xaio Long Bao. (Steam pork dumplings with soup inside). Were very yummy. Decor is basic but if you are used to the sort of places locals eat at then very clean. Had an A health dept rating.

Thank Sean K
Auckland, New Zealand
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73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2014

We really enjoyed the cumin lamb and the eggplant three ways. The staff spoke very little English, but were helpful and very friendly. A great fun night

Thank Oponz
New Zealand
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2013

I spotted a favorable review of the 'Shanghai dumplings' in a NZ magazine, and had to try them for myself. Wow! These are the 'soup dumplings'--handmade pork dumplings with a spoonful of broth inside the dumpling. They're all made from scratch, no pre-purchased and re-heated store-bought dumplings here! The dumplings are impressive: great meat-to-dough ratio, steamed to perfection, hot and... More 

2 Thank tumbling
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2012

This restaurant came well recommended by the friend of a friend with a reputation for knowing his dumplings. The steamed pork buns were great, but the dumplings were decidedly doughy! Service was fine and the restaurant very clean. The price was reasonable.

1 Thank Chucky111
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Reviewed 9 November 2007

Food quality is good (averagely). Service is OK. Only not satisfy on the room space.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248 Dominion Road, Auckland 1041, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-631 5575

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?