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Excellent Dumpling House

111 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10013-4105
+1 212-219-0212
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
111 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10013-4105
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Reviewed yesterday

Without having to go to Chinatown, this is the best thing to happen to the West Side in a long time. Service great, food even better, love this place, cannot wait to return, top of my list.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quick, attentive service. Really good Shanghai style fried noodles and fried pork dumplings. Large comfortable dining space. Not crammed in like chinatown options.

Thank timbeuther
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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
Reviewed 11 March 2018 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 4 March 2018

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 18 February 2018 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 9 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
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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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