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Shanghai Street Dumpling

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Central Business District
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342 Little Bourke St | They Also Have a Branch on LaTrobe Street in the Centre of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9078 8068
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was attracted to Shanghai Dumpling because off the line out the front. Did not disappoint. Dumplings are amazing. Recommend

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like Asian dumplings, wontons and rice noodles steamed or in tasty soups, then this is the place to go. The dining experience here is extraordinarily good and in our opinion represented the best value for money of any of the restaurants we visited on this trip to Melbourne. This is a cheap eats restaurant that actually serves great... More 

Thank L9442AMpeterr
Singapore, Singapore
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625 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 497 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the uninitiated, dumplings and noodles (mein) are staple for northern chinese and rice (fan) & meat dishes are what southern chinese prefer with the main meals Northern chinese migrants have increased in Australia hence the proliferation of dumpling and northern chinese cuisine to add to diversity/choices. To eat the steamed dumpling, scoop it up with your spoon , puncture... More 

Thank Highadventurer
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420 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 446 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A long queue down the street usually means the place is good. We joined the queue and waited 20 minutes to be served RAW undercooked dumplings, dry duck and tasteless pork.Staff not bothered when we sent the dumplings back-just shrugged their shoulders. Sorry this place does not get our vote

1 Thank BurySt_EdmundsTrevor
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a few dishes here yesterday. The dumplings were so so, crispy fried duck dry and the Cold chicken with peanut sauce inedible. And an incredibly rude manager who argued with us when we complained. Yes this place is cheap but there are so many better options for around the same price.

1 Thank JohnMc66
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant on Wednesday night around 8pm. We first saw the que outside around 7:00pm and returend later on. Waitress took order duirng we were waiting outside to fasten the process. We ordered shrimp and pork steamed dumplings, fried dumplings, hot and sour soup and half a duck. Soup was rather oily, but good flavour. Both of the... More 

Thank kaori s
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thought this would be a good spot after seeing people queueing outside waiting for the restaurant to open. We had the dumplings :)

Thank Chloe I
Victoria, Australia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This most unpretentious cash only dumpling place was excellent. Dumplings obviously made on the spot..most and only troubling aspect is deciding what to have. I'LL have to go back. Reasonably priced also around $10 for big serve

Thank 40swith3boys
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here first time with friends from interstate and we were doing a bit of wandering as you do as tourists. This was a wee walk from our hotel and we had been looking for a good place to eat. There was a small line of patrons outside and it looked busy inside which from my experience often meant that... More 

Thank Ara A
Nelson, New Zealand
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a queue here for a reason....but it moves quickly as very efficient. I we shared a table and had very good value dumplings plus house white. I my husband is vegetarian, but still very tasty flavors. Recommended

Thank rospochin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 342 Little Bourke St | They Also Have a Branch on LaTrobe Street in the Centre of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9078 8068

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
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