Dumpling Man

Dumpling Man

Dumpling Restaurant and Asian Restaurant$$$$
East Village, New York
  • Whitney S.
    "And the sweetie pies, or pumpkin dumplings, are the perfect dessert."(12 Tips)
    "Soup dumplings and pork dumplings are great."(14 Tips)
    Denise C.
    "Loved the pork dumplings with the green curry sauce."(12 Tips)
    Todd H.
    "Get the Hot Monster dipping sauce for some fiery goodness."(5 Tips)
154 Tips and reviews
  • dumplings
  • vegetarian food
  • good for a quick meal
  • hot monster
  • good for a late night
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  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan L.3 weeks ago
    Gotta late night crave for dumplings? This spot will do. Though overpriced compared to Chinatown, they're tasty dumplings & buns. The soup dumplings lacked broth. Not the best, spot but good overall.
  • Staci
    StaciSeptember 18, 2011
    The seared pork dumplings with the cool monster sauce almost makes me wish I lived in ny so I could eat them all the time. Even broke you can still afford this place with dumplings under $1 a piece
  • Ira B.
    Ira BlossomOctober 10, 2014
    Came here for some late night food -- left with a full stomach and great memories. The atmosphere if this place is great for a lunch or late night experience..
  • hope c.
    hope chuSeptember 12, 2013
    Surprise veggie trumps regular veg dumplings. FYI: M-F from 3-5 pm they only have regular dumplings available, and only fried. No steamed, no surprise dumplings. But they are only $3.50 for 6.
  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NgoJuly 19, 2014
    Even though I'm dedicated to my Chinatown dumplings, these were delicious. I got pork and pumpkin. If you're into pumpkin pie and are adventurous, try it! Can't go wrong with pork either. 😋
  • Brian H.
    Brian HerschaftJanuary 9, 2015
    I'm convinced the creator of Snapchat lived across the street because their logo is very similar to Dumpling Man's. This spot has very solid dumplings but also try their cold sesame noodles.
  • The Local East Village
    The Local East VillageAugust 14, 2011
    "The Dumpling Man advantage, owner Lucas Lin said, is not only that the dumplings are made fresh but that he uses the ‘hot noodle’ method traditionally favored in Beijing and elsewhere in the north." Read more
  • Julia K.
    Julia KMay 22, 2012
    $3.50 afterschool special!! 6 seared dumplings, mmm...shrimp are awesome, veggie are unusual cause of tofu but good. Young guy in beanie who works there is rude to girls. Shy?? Sexist? Ha!
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DavisDecember 17, 2009
    A TINY little restaurant with homemade dumplings made minutes before they're cooked to order just for you. (And you can watch them being made!) Get the steamed pork w/cool monster sauce! Yum!
  • Charles B.
    Charles BNovember 11, 2011
    soup dumplings don't compare to Joe's Shanghai, but everything else is really spot on. If you are hungry and its lunch-time, I would suggest 8-10 and mix it up re: seared and steamed.
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BrimSeptember 27, 2011
    I often direct day plans to the LES, just so I can "casually" wind up here. Best dumplings in NYC. You can watch the love being pleated into these hearty pillows of goodness. Hot monster sauce it up.
  • TEV N.
    TEV NYCOctober 9, 2012
    Everything here is made fresh, right where you can see it. Try an order of 6 dumplings of their famous seared pork , fried or steamed for $4.50. Talk about cheap, delish eats!
  • Denise C.
    Denise CozierJanuary 19, 2015
    The pumpkin dumplings are great and I don't even eat pumpkin. Loved the pork dumplings with the green curry sauce. Pay extra and get that sauce. You won't regret it!
  • Lee B.
    Lee ByronJanuary 10, 2015
    Great for a dumpling binge followed by a very long nap. Huge juicy dumplings made by tiny Chinese grandmothers on the other side of the glass. Don't forget monster sauce!
  • Kara T.
    Kara TApril 25, 2015
    The chicken dumplings were delicious, the veggie dumplings were very very bland. Definitely not the best dumplings even in lower Manhattan, but I did like the price- for the chicken ones.
  • Leanne Z.
    Leanne ZickDecember 17, 2015
    Got the sampler, all phenomenal. They only have bubble tea in the summer. Cool monster and Asian tahini sauce both very good but $1.50? And $.50 take out charge...
  • Dusk S.
    Dusk SilhouetteApril 14, 2012
    Lunch is on me! Download the Level Up app on your smart phone, use it like a credit card, sign up with this code 46317 for free money to use at any participating restaurant... Nom Nom Nom
  • Nick
    NickApril 20, 2015
    Quick, cheap and amazing. Shrimp dumplings are my favorite with corn in them. Very cool to sit and watch them being made
  • Evan S.
    Evan SmithJune 9, 2015
    Get the traditional pork dumplings there and bring home some frozen dumplings for home. The hot monster and cold monster sauces really add a lot of flavor.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BMarch 25, 2014
    Pork dumplings. Steamed. Good thing I live in Queens or I'd eat them for every meal. They're affordable too so I'd probably save money by doing this...
  • Snehal A.
    Snehal AvichalMay 26, 2011
    Awesome dumplings. But for some reason, they will call out your number to avoid eye contact, even if the place is empty. Joe's Shanghai has better soup dumplings.
  • Emma H.
    Emma HFebruary 12, 2015
    Good if you want a variety of dumplings in one sitting. Not my favorite soup dumplings. Get the hot Monster Sauce.
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HoweJuly 6, 2015
    The tehina sauce is amazing. I ordered 14 dumplings for dinner and it was too much, so perfect for lunch the next day. Quick service too
  • J Crowley
    J CrowleyOctober 27, 2010
    14 dumplings is too many for lunch. Go with 8 (2 shrimp 2 pork 2 veggie 2 chicken) and splitty splitty on 4 soup dumplings with a pal who's down.
  • Dev P.
    Dev PJanuary 5, 2011
    Dumplings man had always been a favorite for me in the village. Open late, cheap and great veggie dumplings. The sauces are good but unnecessary
  • Inside New York
    Inside New YorkMarch 22, 2012
    Don't skip the green Vegan dumplings! The mushroom and tofu filling is better than meat. http://insidenewyork.com/2012/02/26/dumpling-man-not-your-mothers-dumplings/
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachAugust 13, 2014
    A bit overrated, but the pork dumplings are solid. The veggie ones were really bland. Go down to Chinatown for your dumpling cravings though if you can.
  • Sandra R.
    Sandra RubinchikAugust 13, 2014
    Try the dessert dumplings. I know what you're thinking, but fight that naysaying, party-pooping skepticism and get the sweet banana dumpling.
  • Erin S.
    Erin SparlingMarch 12, 2009
    Order 10 Dumplings (Pork and Chicken, preferrably, but the vege ones are excellent), mix some really strong sriracha and dumpling sauce, enjoy.
  • Whitney S.
    Whitney StameyMarch 6, 2015
    The dumplings are awesome here. And the sweetie pies, or pumpkin dumplings, are the perfect dessert.
  • Syndicate Media Group
    Syndicate Media GroupJanuary 18, 2012
    NYC [Eat] Delicious dumplings made with high-quality ingredients. Eat in the shop or buy frozen and always have a tasty snack in your freezer!
  • justinstoned
    justinstonedNovember 20, 2013
    Best visited during off hours. Tiny location. All the quality of China Town Dumplings wo the language barrier. Try the Sweetie.
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel SmithOctober 16, 2015
    Cool place to sit at the bar and watch them make dumplings so everything is fresh
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca SutterAugust 24, 2009
    get the tahini sauce and mix in a little sriracha. you'll want to keep eating the sauce by itself once you finish your dumplings.
  • Aaron J.
    Aaron JonesMay 14, 2015
    Cash only. These were among the best dumplings I've ever had and I'm like the Cookie Monster... But with dumplings... Instead of cookies...
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BruckertMay 16, 2011
    Cheap, fast, delicious. Seared vegetarian dumplings with cool monster sauce. Quinoa soup on cold days. Hell yes. (via Scoville) Read more
  • Rue La La
    Rue La LaSeptember 5, 2012
    Sit at the counter of this hole-in-the-wall and watch the dumpling makers at work. Warning: this is not a first date kind of place.
  • Christina N.
    Christina NawabiDecember 19, 2014
    Cash only so come prepared. The pan fried vegetarian dumplings are my favorite here, with the Tahini sauce
  • Mary M.
    Mary MottaMarch 27, 2015
    pumpkin dumplings are the perfect dessert to your meal. try the specials!
  • Bluepaw
    BluepawJuly 11, 2012
    Best dumplings in the city? Almost certainly, but only one way to be sure. When you finish the circuit, some celebratory Dumpling Man is sure to be in order.
  • Jake F.
    Jake FochettaMarch 6, 2013
    Get the cold noodles with tahini sauce or quinoa soup with your dumplings if you are hungry. Great additions.
  • stephiedoo
    stephiedooJanuary 4, 2010
    Love the pork and chicken dumplings, add a nice cold tofu salad and Calpico drink to complete a nice picnic in Tompkins Square Park.
  • Lillian L.
    Lillian LinJune 1, 2013
    The black girl is rude. Don't bother coming in if she's at the front. You're better off with the awesome guy who speaks Chinese.
  • Wesley S.
    Wesley ScanlonApril 21, 2015
    Their 6 seared dumpling special for $3.50!! I go with veggie
  • Emi W.
    Emi WuApril 13, 2013
    The soup dumplings here were very disappointing. I ate one and threw the rest out. Once you go Joes Shanghai, you never go back.
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaJune 16, 2015
    Grab a 6 piece dumpling for $5 and sit at Tompkins Sq Park across the street. Cash only!
  • Atif A.
    Atif AteeqJune 27, 2012
    Great hole in the wall spot. I liked the chicken and vegetable dumplings. Not a big fan of the shrimp.
  • justinstoned
    justinstonedOctober 20, 2010
    sweet dumplings are ono! check out the live cam behind the cooks.. go to their website to control it!
  • Dana R.
    Dana RogersSeptember 12, 2012
    How has no one mentioned the shrimp casava crepe? Easy to get obsessed with it, my favorite thing here!
  • arooz
    aroozAugust 15, 2010
    Shrimp dumplings are really good. Get that and some Calpico and you've got yourself a TASTY meal!
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