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“Just like China”
Review of Dumplings of China

Dumplings of China
Ranked #619 of 2,387 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: US$17 - US$42
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Neighbourhood: West End
Description: We specialise in authentic handmade Chinese dumplings. The art of dumpling making takes many years to master and our chef has worked in some of the finest kitchens across China and the UK perfecting his craft. We are very excited to be able to bring this fine art to Edinburgh. We also serve a range of dishes carefully selected to compliment our dumplings.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have lived in Shanghai for three years and this food is THE authentic taste of China. We love it - it makes us homesick. We’re so glad you’re here! We’ve eaten in and used the takeaway service which are both faultless. Love this place.

Date of visit: January 2021
Thank 007krissy
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Reviewed 28 December 2020

We have been visiting for a while now. 2 years ago we decided it was our favourite Chinese restaurant in Edinburgh and we stopped going anywhere else. The upstairs is like a Chinese canteen, reminding me of typical places in east asia - light , no fuss, clean, brisk, efficient. But the ladies are friendly too. It feels like we were transported straight into a busy hongkong cafe at lunch time - not Edinburgh on a dark wet afternoon
( note - it is bustling , not really busy due to covid. They are keeping alternate tables empty. Wiping down) Downstairs is cosy , with private rooms and a restaurant vibe - but I don’t think they are using it during covid . Shame for the businesss as it must be too small to be viable after spacing the tables

But upstairs is fun anyway
And the dumplings are made fresh by the window near the front door - so quick , so good. Kids like green veg ones best, l like the cuttlefish and husband the beef - but we all like all of them so all in all- we just get the huge rainbow platter everytime

And then we eat it competitively. I tried to keep up with the 6 yr old last week - and nearly exploded ! But he eats nothing at home for days - go figure ... !

The big bonus is the authentic menu. Clay pots and big soups and proper schezuan peppers to tingle your tongue. Chicken feet if you want that too. Veggie options to please the local student crowds and good Asian food to serve to the discerning Asian customers

Fun vibes and tasty perfection. Good drinks choices too ( aloe Vera and sake for our table during unrestricted times )
Why wouldn’t I give them 5 stars

I can’t wait for restaurants to open again so I can go back. But for now - we will have to go back to ordering online. Which is more professional than any online delivery. Custom made dumpling trays. Soups in special pots come with everything separated out so that the noodles don’t get claggy or the tofu too meaty by sitting in the broth during the journey . I think this is why it doesn’t offer the discounts other Chinese places offer .... there will be no free prawn crackers or banana fritters here ! And delivery was super fast for us - even though we usually do pick up as we never normally trust home delivery drivers and timings

Good god - I love this place. Cant wait to go back! Hope it survives all that covid has thrown at us

Date of visit: December 2020
2  Thank APBG A
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Reviewed 14 November 2020 via mobile

I’m really upset writing this, because the food was great, but I ordered for a delivery last night. The website stated 50 minutes from point of order to delivery.
I had to wait two hours for my food. I had to phone them twice. On each occasion I was told it would be fifteen minutes! The restaurant did apologise and said they were very busy, however two hours is unacceptable on every level. If you are going to be that busy then don’t accept new orders, or at the very least update your order system to reflect the waiting time. Pity. The food was nice, but I can’t risk that happening again

Date of visit: November 2020
Thank Clairesoh
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Reviewed 1 November 2020

Ordered lunch takeaway, arrived on time, and portion was fantastic! Delicious and value for money, great authentic place for takeaway during lockdown

Date of visit: October 2020
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1  Thank AtCostPortionNTaste
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Reviewed 30 October 2020

My partner and I have been several times. It never disappoints. Both the dumplings and regular dishes are very delicious and authentic. Especially the braised pork belly. Given the portion, the price is quite reasonable. The servers are very helpful and polite. The restaurant is very clean. The only thing I hope they would do differently is either to increase the portion of steamed rice or make it free-refill. Dumplings of China has now become THE go-to Chinese restaurant for me and my partner.

Date of visit: August 2020
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2  Thank matthewt987
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