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BaoBao Dumpling House

133 Spring St, Portland, ME 04101-3827
+1 207-772-8400
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“dumplings” (169 reviews)
“asian salad” (58 reviews)
“kung pao” (9 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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133 Spring St, Portland, ME 04101-3827
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1 - 10 of 237 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Not quite a logical choice perhaps in Portland, Maine to go to a dumpling restaurant. But we saw the long lines yesterday and we took It for local wisdom on good food. We were right. It is great food in decent size portions and service...More

Thank Henk58
Reviewed yesterday

...but not that great either.. Dumplings are OK....But sadly, this place seems to fall into the "overwrought" vp category many Portland restaurants succumb to. Seems to be looking for James Beard awards rather than sticking to the basics ( we have had WAY better dumplings...More

Thank Bubs739
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok here it is... we love New York’s China Town dumplings. Hands down, but this place is wonderful. No doubt you can satisfy your craving right here in Portland. Well done! Trevor, the bartender, was amazing and had some great suggestions. We had the shrimp/bacon...More

Thank Medea S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by from driving to NH. I was super excited for dumplings since I have not had them in awhile. And also from all the good reviews. I usually trust the reviews on TripAdvisor, but not with this restaurant. The place is super hip with...More

Thank mjczoey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a light lunch here. Pork and scallion steamed dumplings were delicious but dumpling skin was a little thick. Smashed cucumbers were delish. Kimchi wings were only ok. Nice service.

Thank sjc43
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hands down this is one of the best dumpling places I have been to. We wanted to have a light dinner and we were not disappointed. We had dumplings and vegetarian noodles. THE BEST. It was the right amount of spice, savoury, and sweetness and...More

Thank PaviGo1
Reviewed 13 July 2018

I've been to Portland several times, and have tended to gravitate to the same places I have before whether lobster/clams/oysters or high cuisine places like Central Provisions or Fore. So, discovering and going to Bao Bao was a welcome change of pace. Very much enjoyed...More

Thank Bruce D
Reviewed 23 June 2018

If you're in the mood for dumplings, then you need to visit BaoBao. The menu is limited compared to most Chinese restaurants you can visit, but what BaoBao offers they do VERY well. The cuisine is definitely a modern, hip take on traditional recipes, but...More

1  Thank Keith C
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

If visiting Portland give this place a go, fast service with super helpful staff and stunning food. The bulgogi beef dumplings and the pork buns are simply incredible!

1  Thank DEREK K
Reviewed 10 June 2018

The food was very good and was the service. It were three adults and we all left happy and would recommend restaurant.

Thank Hoffa2018
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Response from Keith C | Reviewed this property |
I believe the gluten free options that reviewers have posted refers to the few cold appetizers and dinner dishes they offer that don't feature noodles or dumplings (Bang Bang Chicken, Smashed Cucumber, Vietnamese Chicken... More
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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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