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Mr. Shi's Dumplings

#19 of 11,857 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
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74 Baochao Hutong | Gulou East Street, Beijing 100009, China
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+86 10 8405 0399
10:30 - 23:30
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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775 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 813 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had fried dumplings made of pork and carrot and pork and cabbage. They were delicious. It was nice to watch them being made in the kitchen. The service was good and the graffiti on the walls from previous customers a nice touch. The total bill for a dozen Dumplings and water was a 102 yuan. Well worth a visit... More 

Thank John K
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing selection of Chinese dishes and dumplings as well as lots of vegetarian options. Traveller friendly whilst maintaining local charm.

Thank Holly B
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The female staff with sky colored shirts doesn't like Asian people, even though she is also Chinese. She was really kind and nice to white people but she turned her face when she treated us. She got rid of smile, and stared us in rude way with no words when we asked about the menu. We are so surprised when... More 

Thank Jiwoo K
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't let the interior fool you (it is a true hole in the wall), this place has wonderful food. The dumplings were great and the sweet and sour chicken and pork were yummy.

1 Thank Bethyangelo
Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great dumplings, great service, love it! I prefer the traditional boiled dumplings over the fried ones, but give them all a go. There are so many different fillings to choose from. Great spot!

1 Thank Franswazi
Oslo, Norway
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A cheap and very good place to eat dumplings, it doesnt look to impressive from the outside, but service was ok and good food, we had both set dumpling menus and some other dishes.

Thank Harald F
Cypress, California
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239 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a good thing that a pedicab driver approached us at the subway station (it's often impossible to hail a cab on the street in Beijing especially for short distance ). For 50 cny he took us on his motorized "rickshaw" to the highly acclaimed (per several sources) Mr. Shi's Dumpling restaurant near the Drum Tower. We would never have... More 

1 Thank LnS2004
Long Beach California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm writing this from a vegetarian's perspective. They offer many options for vegetarians (this is hard to find for traditional dumplings in Beijing), and you can chose 6 or 12 pieces as well as boiled or fried. Both were tasty and not too oily. I did order a side dish of potatoes that appeared vegetarian, but had meat in it...... More 

1 Thank cfdance
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I walked past here and saw someone I knew inside eating a plateful of what looked like the tastiest fried dumplings ... needless to say I had to go and see for myself later that day ... with a truly extensive menu of various meat, seafood and vege handmade dumplings at a cheap price and a choice of steamed or... More 

1 Thank Sarah M
Beijing, China
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Very good food, but much more expensive than other dumpling place in Beijing. At least they have English menu (most cheap places don't)

Thank LulufromBrazil

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Baochao Hutong | Gulou East Street, Beijing 100009, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighbourhood: Houhai
  • Phone Number: +86 10 8405 0399
email: laoshisj@qq.com tel:84050399 mobile:13161003826 BEST food we had on our entire trip!!!! Small, local joint near bell tower.

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