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Excellent Dumpling House

111 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10013-4105
+1 212-219-0212
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“dumplings” (197 reviews)
“rangoon” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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LOCATION
111 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10013-4105
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1 - 10 of 437 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

They are known for their dumplings. I have been here twice, great place for a quick and affordable lunch. Check it out if you are nearby and are short on cash!

Thank Francis E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great food and very busy. We are there twice and loved everything we ordered. Prices were affordable.

Thank Atmuffinman
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love oriental food. The wonton soup was a bowl of water with 2 dumplings. The sweet and sour chicken was supposed to come with some fried rice. It did but 2 mouth fulls. I wouldnt recommend this place to anyone. The lunch special takeout...More

Thank Joseph_Isaacs
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a pretty traditional Chinatown meal at Excellent Dumpling House. We started with two appetizers. A cold noodle with sesame oil was a bit different than we have had in the past. It was less spicy than others we have tried and the noodles...More

Thank bobeld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent as was service. Family of 5. We had dumplings to start then shared sesame chicken, beef dish and shrimp dish. All very tasty- especially the dumplings. Restaurant was very clean.

1  Thank Ptwj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has moved to 165 W 23rd Street. We went to the old location as TripAdvisor haven't updated their records but Google has! We started with the steamed crab dumplings which were delicious. The Dim Sum is definitely a standout. I had the General...More

1  Thank Caitlin B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit here. The restaurant was clean and the ambiance simple, but good. We came for an earlier dinner (around 5:30 pm) so it wasn't too busy. I'm not sure what it is like during dinner-rush times. The service was excellent, as...More

Thank fergusontribe
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We were in a cafe at the intersection of 23rd street and 7th avenue. We brought a menu, but after that some time the waiters simply did not notice us, although they were not busy. I had to draw their attention. We ordered Wonton noodle...More

2  Thank Furious298484
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Stick to traditional dishes, dim sum and noodle plates and you won't be disappointed or over pay. Don't be put off by small size. These are not gourmet dining spots. But they are the best Chinese food east of San Francisco and always worth a...More

2  Thank reelwise
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I popped in here for a quick lunch whilst in China Town, the place was packed and I was seated at a large round table full of other single diners and my order was taken quickly. The service was efficient, the food very tasty and...More

Thank distinctlydiscerning
Nearby
Chinatown
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
...More
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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.
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
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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