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Excellent Dumpling House

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111 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10013-4105
+1 212-219-0212
11:00 - 21:00
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Cork, Ireland
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306 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good dumplings and general chinese food at a low cost by New York standards. Quick and efficient. Queue disappears quite quickly so don't worry if there's one there when you arrive.

Thank BNM79
Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Read about this place on Trip Advisor. It was easy to find. Probably the best value in NYC! Tiny place,great service, good food! An experience!

Thank ppan2
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is amazing for the price, we ordered 5 different dishes to share between us and 4 drinks, the bill was less than $35. We ate until we were stuffed. I would highly recommend to anyone. All staff very friendly. A great little find we went back twice during our visit

Thank Lcon11
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sheltered in this restaurant in a cold evening of April, frozen by wind and proved by the jet lag. It was the best choice of our trip! The ambiance is easy but not eyes catching while the menu is wide, the portions generous and the bill surprising cheap. Complementary tea is offered and it was more than welcome in... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were the typical tourists-looking for someplace good and different. Apparently they haven't been open long but they have their service perfected! The interior is clean and uncluttered. Small and cozy. We were immediately greeted and served. Drink order was taken right away. Server took our order next. I drank my water quickly because I was parched and it was... More 

Thank Debbie F
Copenhagen, Denmark
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79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place 35 meters from our hotel!!! Busy place mixing tables and take out. The service was swift and polite. We were 4 and started sharing 5 different dumplings dishes. All great. Fried pork and shrimp especially good. Followed up with sesame chicken. Lovely dish but although quite cheap it was a big portion. Not their fault - so... More 

Thank MoxT
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A short wait was worth it as we enjoyed multiple dumpling dishes and a noodle entree. Small dining area. Easy access from Canal metro stop.

Thank Fritz K
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place was packed but the service is prompt and the food was worth the stop. It is unassuming both from the outside and inside. Sesame chicken was some of the best we have tried. Also good crab rangoon.

Thank Badgerm0m
Upstate New York
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried this restaurant on TripAdvisor recommendations and it was well worth it. The dumplings were the best we have had. The fried pork dumplings weren't greasy and the steamed spinach ones had great flavor. Even the spring roll was really good. We just stopped for a late afternoon snack and wish we could have tried more dishes as everything... More 

Thank travelingqueen9207
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, quick and good service, but a little pricey for what it is. Bonus point for serving Tsingtao, probably my favourite beer.

Thank dalanator

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10013-4105
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-219-0212

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where many Chinatown residents exercise, play games, and chat the day away.
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