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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

SO TERRIBLE!!! Very annoyed with myself for not checking the reviews here before choosing to go here. I had one night in Newcastle and was looking for something quick and yummy - it was the complete opposite with the addition of really poor service. DONT...GO HEREMore

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed January 12, 2021

This review is for Dumpling Story at Charlestown Square in Newcastle. There is no place to add the review for them but the Management at the Square told me this company is the same. We got pork dumplings around 2pm and thought we would get...fresh ones as the Lady was making new ones. We obviously didn't as I saw her take some from the corner and when the dumplings were served the outside of the dumpling was uncooked, floury dry and broke up. The middle was barely cooked but it left a terrible floury, oily taste. The person who served us was on her personal phone the whole time and she didn't use sanitiser to use the tongs for the food and handed us the napkins, the food container, chopsticks etc with the same hand without putting her phone down. We put the napkins in the bin and used my own tissues and ate some of two dumplings and threw the rest out. We didn't return them as she was still on her phone. As we were waiting we saw the front counter was dirty with fingerprints everywhere, the menus dirty. In a covid period this was gross. Never againMore

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed January 8, 2021

The lady taking the order front of house was extremely rude, dumpling story was not family friendly ( compared with other restaurants nearby who provide you with kids cutlery and high chair). We won’t be returning customers and would not recommend to any of our...friends or family.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed August 15, 2020 via mobile

As the title says, it was ok, but not fantastic. The portion sizes were generous and service was quick. The Xiao Long Bao we’re home made, but a long way off Din Tai Fung standards. The pork was a gluggy meatball and there was very...little soup in a floury wrapper. The Kung Pao Chicken had zero Szechuan pepper, too many raw peanuts and the sauce was a little weird and really runny. The Combination wonton noodle soup was the saviour of the day; a generous serve, enough for two. Broth packed with flavour, perfectly balanced. Generous amounts of protein and veg. A winner. Reasonable value for money and great Covid safe practices in place. Overall should have been a 3.5/5 but can’t do that.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed June 29, 2020

The food is some of the best chinese I have eaten and covers a vast range from Southern (usual Cantonese fair) to Northen (including Baos and Dumplings). If not for the rather small settings ( a bit squidgy) I would put it right at the...top. Lastly, this is the OPPOSSITE of a romantic setting - you go in there to eat excellent Chinese tucker and thats it.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed May 14, 2020

Amazing food, taste 10/10, cost 7/10. Went for my Dad's birthday, got a range of dumplings with rice and salt and pepper squid. Best salt and pepper squid in Newcastle. 100/10 (isn't a mistype)

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 24, 2020

Great variety and always the same good quality...always busy with both in eating and takeaway...meals are large and love the fact I can take leftovers with me...love to see what others order so i can get that next time

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

Awesome food Dumplings are all very good Had a family of 7 dinner here and it only cost me )$120 The dumplings are all very tasty The service is great And you feel like you got enough to eat. Love this place, we will be...backMore

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

Coming back to Sydney after a long day we decided to stop for some dinner. My wife found this place and weren't we glad we did. It was awesome. Fresh made dumplings on site, great reading food. We had the a couple of dumplings, fish...with chilli oil and bean sprouts and salt and pepper chicken and wonton noodles. All were awesome, we'r couldn't be happier. Next time we're in Newcastle, we'll be back for more.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 8, 2019

So glad I found this little hidden gem, I have been back so many times and have never had a bad meal! The best pan fried dumplings around hands down

Date of visit: November 2019
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August 23, 2018|
Response from btaverniti | Reviewed this property |
i wouldn't know exact hours, as i'm not actually from the restaurant. But i have been there before for lunch. So quite possibly they would be.
Mick H
January 16, 2017|
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Response from NessnJem | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about BYO but I got glass of wine
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Dumpling Story is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4.5