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The Shanghai dumpling House

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Chapel street, Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

took a chance, & went in for dinner on New Year's Eve, excellent dumplings - all tasted so fresh - really good - polite service, will be back for sure!

Thank sandyinmelbourne
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

What more could a woman want. With the Prahran market around the corner, the fresh ingredients are added to their tasty dumplings. The veggie ones are my favourites. Don't forget to try the cocktails, Strawberry fields is a must. It's served in a glass tea pot. A beautiful touch.

Thank xvictoriax
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

I really love the dumplings in here! So authentic. I came in with a friend for an evening out and was able to people watch in the front window. I would definitely go again.

Thank Rose H
Pulau Ubin, Singapore
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

It's a rare gem to find a place this authentic in this place. Awesome food and awesome service, a place that should come if you love dumplings

Thank Wu J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

Cheap and tasty dumplings :) Fast friendly service, good prices, whats not to love, good selection of other dishes too but I am a dumpling fiend

Thank emercork
Melbourne, Australia
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72 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

This place is currently "closed for renovation". It's anyone's guess whether it will re-open in the same guise as before or as something new. Hopefully the latter!

1 Thank CBK23
Melbourne, Australia
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

Shanghai Dumpling House... Large servings, cheap & nasty dumplings. Tasteless & Im pretty sure they were just frozen and re heated. Would not go back or recommend anyone went. Cash only will not accept card.

Thank amylou540
Canberra, Australia
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2014 via mobile

Arrived in town after a long drive, weather hot and stifling. A short walk along Chapel St led us to the dumpling house. The decor was a mix of China and Victorian! Service was immediate. The prices are amazing and a good selection of dumplings were ordered. The wine list offered two choices - one white or one red. The... More 

Thank Loud1Canberra
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

Claims to serve the best dumplings in town are far from true. The prawn dumplings wanton wrapper was like a pirelli rubber tyre, maybe less chewy. The only half decent dumplings were the pork and prawn wantons and the pork dumplings in soup. Service haphazard, but cheapish prices. Didn't venture towards a wine list.

Thank Drew M
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

Cheap and pure entertainment. Good food and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. The music very repetitive but they played Happy Birthday to everyone.

Thank Lyn F

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: Chapel street, Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Stonnington  >  Prahran

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