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Excellent Dumpling House

111 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10013
+1 212-219-0212
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“dumplings” (208 reviews)
“egg drop soup” (6 reviews)
Closes in 25 min
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
111 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10013
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love Chinese, yes I do! So if I want to eat dumplings, I need to eat them. But sometimes, I regret my decision, on this occasion - as I knew that kungfu kitchen was around the corner, I regretted eating here. They were just...More

Thank Geeta R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We loved the dumplings ! Amazing !!’ Food was good but not like the dumplings. Tea was not very good. Service ok. Very cheap!!

Thank sha-7
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really don't understand why this place is so well rated! The dumplings are just fine, nothing to rave about. That combined with quite rude service clearly focused on high turnover, as well as the above average prices, doesn't make for a nice visit. Stick to...More

Thank Corrine I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were wanting some Chinese food and this hit the spot! Their dumplings were good but their sweet and hot soup were so-so. Good and fast service.

Thank Niki C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This one is a must! Our excellent waiter recommended some seafood dumplings that had broth inside. They serve them with a delicious sauce to spoon over them, and soup spoons to catch the broth when you bite into them. The scallion cakes, hot and sour...More

1  Thank Charise L
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

The most delicious dumplings I've ever had! We went for the sweet and sour soup Peking duck spring roll, steamed pork dumplings and the special pork dumplings all were very tasty!! Very quick service and very reasonable price Definitely a must visit!

Thank Alex H
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Our first place for dinner didn’t work out but then we found Excellent Dumping House. Great food at a great price. From the soup dumplings to the wonderful Peking Duck Spring Rolls everything was great. The shumi dumpings should not be missed.

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Crazy good dumpling and Chinese restaurant, do not judge a book by its cover it doesn't look like much but there's a reason it's number one, I never get tired of it!

Thank NHKgmail
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Best Dim Sum ever, great dumplings, great and unusual Shu Mai with tasty shrimp plugging in very tasty pork. Each item of Dim Sum I have had before, but here it was prepared with a taste surprise. Very reasonable in price. Not fancy, but way...More

1  Thank LorenzoPlata
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

It’s been almost a year and we can’t wait to go back. Best Chinese food and dumplings ever!! Fish and crab dumplings were amazing. My hubby loved the pork dumplings. Small place but big in heart!

Thank MonieB
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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
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Hayley E
15 February 2017|
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Response from OArias | Reviewed this property |
Hello, the place is tiny, and it's always crowded, but the line moves fast enough. Get there early, and build up some hunger while you wait. 15-30 minutes wait. Thats' all.
Boyd H
22 November 2016|
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Response from dragospen | Reviewed this property |
No reservation needed. Good food at a decent price.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-219-0212
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