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BaoBao Dumpling House

133 Spring St, Portland, ME 04101-3827
+1 207-772-8400
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“dumplings” (151 reviews)
“asian salad” (55 reviews)
“yellow curry” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
133 Spring St, Portland, ME 04101-3827
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was Portland's first snow, and my family and I decided to wander and shop the Congress Street area. We had eaten a late breakfast but at about 3:00 pm our stomachs started asking for food. I've wanted to go to BaoBao for awhile now...More

Thank moxie88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this place! Casual atmosphere, friendly staff and reasonable prices. Very nice craft beer selection. Asian slaw was wonderful. Had the Kung Pao Chicken and Peanut and the Bulgogi Beef dumplings and they were amazing. I can’t wait to return and try the rest...More

Thank JetBlueDriver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here last week. Happened to catch the 1/2 Price dumplings: 2:00-4:00 (Wed-Fri)! We ordered a variety of dumplings thinking what we don't eat, we will take home. Well, the dumplings were so amazing... there were none left to take home. The staff was...More

Thank K T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have tried to dine at BaoBao Dumpling House several previous times we were in Portland, only to find a very long queue outside the establishment for the 46 seats inside. Luckily, this rainy mid-week evening saw empty tables at the dinner hour, making the...More

Thank LopingianTravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here briefly on our way out of Portland at the end of a wonderful weekend. We tried three small plates and all were very good. I'd give them a 4.5 if I could.

Thank Kristine G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked away in Portland's West end is this little gem of an eatery serving delicious and interesting versions of dumplings. The dumplings are authentic, cooked to perfection, and full of flavor. They have a great little selection of draught and bottled beer, wine, and cocktails...More

Thank musiclover1013
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We are delighted to have found this small restaurant in the west end. Having moved to Portland from Shanghai, we miss our dumplings. Not any more as this restaurant has it all going on with the menu the quality of the food and the friendliness...More

Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Nice looking place. The dumplings were outstanding. The staff were very nice. Margaritas were good. I highly recommend seeking this place out while in Portland.

Thank Amy W
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Have been here many times including with friends who lived in Taiwan for 5 years. Friends said that it is the best dumpling place they have visited in the US.

Thank WaldoBoston
Reviewed 25 September 2017

My heart has been in Portland, Maine for 30+ years, although I am from away. Spending the summer in Portland, been walking by this place for a couple of months without stopping in. Couldn't decide on a lunch choice as it was getting late, but...More

Thank travel1081
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8 April 2015|
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Response from Guy S | Reviewed this property |
To the best of my knowledge they do not use MSG. Their ingredients are locally sourced as completely as possible. The chef-owner was one of Food & Wine's top chefs of 2014. While it may not rule out the use of MSG, it is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 Spring St, Portland, ME 04101-3827
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-8400
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