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Dinesty Chinese Restaurant

Shanghai Restaurant$$$$
West End, Vancouver
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7.7/10
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  • Kathy M.
    "Highly recommend the pork soup dumplings."(10 Tips)
    Philip F.
    "Fast service, super delicious and authentic Chinese food."(2 Tips)
    Shelley C.
    "Also try their pork wrap, beef rolls, or spicy dumplings."(2 Tips)
    Colleen W.
    "Super fast service as they are trying to turn tables."(2 Tips)
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  • Maurice
    MauriceFebruary 12, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Best thing to get is the xiao long bao aka XLB aka delicious steamed pork soup dumplings. They have several varieties. Be careful when removing them from the steamer, you don't want to lose the broth!
  • Martin D. C.
    Martin D. CiaoAugust 15, 2014
    No Din Tai Fung? No problem. Delicious dumplings with authentic hot and sour soup. The portion was perfect with its price. Come later at night so the wait is not crazy. Love the open kitchen!
  • Kathy M.
    Kathy MatthiesenOctober 19, 2017
    Highly recommend the pork soup dumplings. You can watch these being made out front if you need to wait for a table. Menu has a wide range of entrees as well
  • Yew Fong L.
    Yew Fong LimSeptember 10, 2016
    Very authentic Chinese cuisine, with reasonable prices. Services are a bit slow due to how busy they are. There are many interesting dishes that I would go back again to try.
  • Connie C.
    The xlbs were not juicy enough (compared to DTF). I do like the pork, shrimp, scallops stuffing though; unique flavors. Green onion pancake is worth getting too.
  • Jenn
    JennSeptember 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Soup dumplings are the best!! Most things on menu are great. The hot and sour soup is not that good though. It had a slimy consistency :s
  • Shelley C.
    Shelley ChenJune 7, 2013
    XLB is a must, and they have a stamp card for it! Also try their pork wrap, beef rolls, or spicy dumplings.
  • Philip F.
    Philip FengMay 31, 2014
    6 years in Canada, this is the best Chinese restaurant I've been to. Fast service, super delicious and authentic Chinese food.
  • Colleen W.
    Colleen WongDecember 30, 2015
    Super fast service as they are trying to turn tables. Avoid the set lunch menus and order from their big menu!
  • Michelle F.
    Michelle FrancisOctober 19, 2016
    Tea smoked duck & potstickers are great
  • RTWgirl A.
    RTWgirl ArnetteJuly 5, 2013
    Go with a #Chinese friend. They have off menu secret #xlb #food
  • Billy L.
    Billy LanSeptember 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best XLB in Vancouver. Don't sleep on the pan fried pork buns either.
  • Shion G.
    Shion GuhaMarch 18, 2015
    Soup dumplings are smaller and pricier than for instance, NYC Chinatown.
  • Tantan M.
    Tantan MahJune 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    LOVE the fish dumplings and the dark rice cakes are so good!
  • Elnur A.
    Elnur AMarch 22, 2014
    Just go with dumplings and buns. Delicious. The rest is too sophisticated for me
  • Karen S.
    Karen SlackMay 1, 2017
    The house style tofu and veggie was out of this world!!
  • Kelvin L.
    Kelvin LauJanuary 18, 2015
    Get the XLB. Soup filled dumplings. Beef noodle soup is a bit bland for my liking
  • Carla M.
    Carla Moy-TurnerFebruary 18, 2017
    Xiao long bao (soup dumplings) should not be missed!
  • johnny k.
    johnny krevetaAugust 17, 2017
    food is amazing here
  • AIDAs Local Loves on YouTube 😃👉 I.
    Make a reservation ahead of time. It gets busy quick!
  • Chris
    ChrisMay 10, 2017
    Soup dumplings were decent. Beef roll was tasty, but on the smaller side. Overall, it was ok, but perhaps not worth the long wait.
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KoMay 9, 2016
    Xiao Kong bao, green beans, soups
  • Theduy N.
    Theduy NguyenOctober 5, 2013
    Trust them if they tell you to wait 30-40 minutes.
  • R L.
    R LMarch 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Good selection of steam dumplings
  • Jason K.
    Jason KMay 10
    Great for soup dumplings
  • Talya L.
    Talya L.SJanuary 7, 2015
    Come for the dumplings
  • Andy N.
    Andy NFebruary 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Now I don't have to go all the way to Richmond!
  • eli
    eliSeptember 6
    WiFi password: ilovedinesty
  • RTWgirl A.
    RTWgirl ArnetteJune 28, 2013
    Sharing is caring
  • M_Eats
    M_EatsMarch 27, 2016
    Pork dumplings
  • Boon K.
    Boon KohAugust 24
    Xiao Long Bao is the highlight dish. But not as good as Din Tai Fung, as not enough soup inside.
    Downvoted Sep 6
  • Heidi
    HeidiSeptember 26, 2017
    I ordered the dumpling soup, but I didn’t find any soup... a bit disappointing
    Downvoted 6 days ago
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