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Excellent Dumpling House

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111 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10013-4105
+1 212-219-0212
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Swanton, Ohio
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192 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A Hole in the wall place with small seating areas near China Town. Strangers share tables and it is crowded. Very busy carryout business while we were there for lunch. The soup comes in a huge bowl and could be a meal by itself. The Wonton Soup had six or seven huge dumplings.The seafood, shrimp, pork and vegetable dumplings were... More 

Thank Russell G
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in on chilly February day. Instantly served hot jasmine tea that even my little niece loved. Ordered fried dumplings and wontons to start and then noodles for an entree. Everything was very tasty and comforting. Service was on point as well. Definitely an authentic and memorable experience.

Thank Jeff Y
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great dumplings! Fast efficient service, big portions, great food! From the outside it looks unappealing but well worth a visit!

Thank Harriet S
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66 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended this small,but busy little restaurant by the hop on off bus guide. It was an excellent choice for authentic food in Chinatown. Service was quick, food freshly prepared and very reasonably priced. We ate from the special, lunchtime menu with egg drop and wanton soup, followed by chicken and pork dishes served with rice. Food was hot,... More 

Thank LeedsCaz
Johannesburg, South Africa
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96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a disappointing attempt at a meal further into China Town, on the way out I stopped in at this small shop as it had the best rating for the area. If you are looking for authentic then you have cone to the right place. The vibe is busting and everyone is animated and engrossed in their food and conversation.... More 

Thank SeanJHB
Vienna, Austria
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food and Tsing Tao beer. Don't get scared away by the interior, good and fast service! Will come again

Thank Paul K
Sherwood Park, Canada
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This small little hole in the wall has fantastic food and at great prices! They are very fast and you are in and out very quickly. It is crowded and there's a reason why...great food!

Thank TiffFest
Marion, North Carolina
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm born in Shanghai. Most of food Americans ordered are Cantonese style. If you really want to try this special ethic food, then you must order the soup dumplings, you have to carefully put it on a spoon n slurp (I mean it literally) the soup out first before eating the rest. That is all soup not oil!!! The other... More 

Thank paulchangmd
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do place to visit. Food was so fresh and so tasty. Loads to choose from. Recommend getting a few plates and sharing. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Jo M
Dallas, Texas
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We looked forward to eating at this location and it was delicious as we expected. The food reviews had indicated that the food was great, prices were reasonable, and that it was a no-frills restaurant. It was exactly as advertised. We would definitely go back to this restaurant.

Thank Starview88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

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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 many Chinatown residents exercise, play games, and chat the day away.
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