M Shanghai Bistro

Chinese Restaurant and Dumpling Restaurant$$$$
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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  • This Chinese restaurant is famous for their soup dumplings. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Anne C.
    "Pork buns = soup dumplings, spicy wontons = peanut curry shu mai."(44 Tips)
    Jennifer B.
    "Steamy juicy pork bun, get em, nipple and slurp the best up"(16 Tips)
    Jack M.
    "Dumplings and spicy wontons are great."(6 Tips)
    Johanna
    "The veggie dumplings and tic tac toe chicken are delicious."(4 Tips)
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  • Milagros R.
    Milagros RicherDecember 18, 2016
    Definitely the best soup dumplings in Brooklyn and give Joe's Shanghai a run for their money for best in the city. Better than King's County Imperial imho.
  • Abigail K.
    Abigail KofflerAugust 5, 2016
    This place is insanely good: the spicy vegetable wontons come with peanut sauce and the patio has AC! A gem!
  • Sarah
    SarahAugust 26, 2013
    Everything is delicious! The bartenders are great at giving suggestion as well. Be sure to check the hours of operation - we were there at 4 on a Saturday, but they didn't open till 5pm.
  • brian b.
    brian braikerDecember 23, 2012
    The juicy pork dumplings are what I've always known as soup dumplings. Whatever you call them, they're the best I've ever had. Phenomenal. Bite a corner and slurp out the broth of insanity.
  • Christine D.
    Christine DaCruzApril 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the spicy veg wontons, my absolute favorite! But seriously everything on this menu is worth a try. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this place!
  • Frank G.
    Frank GJune 17
    Went here with my wife & mother in law, food & wine were great, the first host was good, nice guy. Second hostess was rude & nasty. If I come back & see her I'll leave immediately. Else I'm in!
  • Steve
    SteveOctober 16, 2014
    Order the "Sliced Beef with Scallion and Onion in Brown Sauce (Awesome!)". That is the actual description. (#55 for dinner, #33 for Lunch)
  • Yili L.
    Yili LJune 8, 2013
    This place is one of the more "authentic" Shanghainese restaurants I've ever been to in NY. The flavors have a better salty/sweet proportion and really reminds me of the dishes my mom makes.
  • Evan B.
    Evan BartlettApril 3, 2015
    It's great for take out but even better in person. Get the pork buns ( they are dumplings, not pork buns like you would expect), the mains are all good
  • Thomas S.
    Thomas StroblOctober 5, 2014
    Went there without any expectations and it looks like a crazy fusion between a chinese restaurant and a football bar. Still have dreams about those soup dumplings, really insanely good.
  • Eric W.
    Eric WagnerAugust 8, 2011
    Xiao Long Bao on delivery--amazing. Dou Miao with garlic--also amazing. Spicy Pork Dumplings--not spicy, but delicious. Honestly, I feel like you can't go wrong with this place. Read more
  • héloïse
    héloïseDecember 26, 2014
    Conventional American Chinese. The veg dishes hurt my tummy. Too much corn starch. Scallion pancake is the McDonald's burger of scallion pancakes + doughy inside. Try Vanessa's or Xian > authentic.
  • Robin M.
    Robin ManMarch 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Order the following: Soup Dumplings, Pork Shu Mai, Awesome Beef, and Shanghai Noodles. Optional, scallion pancakes and roast pork buns. This place is so flippin' good.
  • Shaun N.
    Shaun NewportMay 24, 2014
    PUSHY STAFF. Food was tepid and came.to quickly to be "made to order". Literally less than two minutes...fast food shack with delivery. Worth it for casual convenience. No more.
  • Colby S.
    Colby SpikesJanuary 6, 2015
    First time here, MUCH better than M Noodle for sure! Soup dumplings were pretty good, fried rice was more steamed rice than anything
  • Johanna
    JohannaAugust 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The veggie dumplings and tic tac toe chicken are delicious. The mojitos are *really* delicious.
  • Raquelle J.
    Raquelle JessieNovember 18, 2014
    best chinese food ever order awesome beef, spicy eggplant , salt & pepper shrimp & the soup dumplings
  • John D.
    John DeelyJanuary 13, 2013
    Come for the dumplings and buns, and stay for the rice cake noodle dish with pork. It's de best!
  • Anne C.
    Anne CzernekDecember 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Pork buns = soup dumplings, spicy wontons = peanut curry shu mai. Add a noodle dish and it's enough for 2.
  • Seema
    SeemaOctober 6, 2012
    Get any of the dumplings and you will not be disappointed. Lots of food for low prices!
  • Mike L.
    Mike LeottaDecember 27, 2015
    The steamed juicy pork buns are actually soup dumplings and you should get them.
  • sharilyn
    sharilynSeptember 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Not in Chinatown! but tastes like it is. Great soup dumplings but also shredded pork with tofu, dried beef, and other Shanghainese delights.
  • Maria S.
    Maria StanishevaDecember 3, 2013
    The pork soup dumplings (the soup is inside ;)) and the scallion pancakes were delish!
  • Alyssa F.
    Alyssa FooteAugust 31, 2014
    As promised, the soup dumplings and pork buns were amazing. Ten out of ten mmmmmm's.
  • Jan J.
    Jan JerichoDecember 8, 2016
    The duck, the beef, the broccoli rabe. Really everything is delicious
  • Dennis K.
    Dennis KwanDecember 30, 2013
    Great soup dumplings ! Try the lotus root as a vegetable dish !
  • Jason S.
    Jason SpakJune 15, 2013
    Soup dumplings are a revelation. Let the pro's mix up the tangy spicy dipping sauce for you.
  • Joeski J.
    Joeski JoeMay 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Linsanity is in full effect here. M Shanghai #17 Scallion Pancakes shirts are $10 each, get em while they last!!
  • Berrak K.
    Berrak KorukcuOctober 14, 2016
    Spicy vegetable wontons with a peanut sauce is a good try 👍
  • Matthew W.
    Matthew WeinbergJanuary 13, 2011
    I loved the beef will scallions and onions (minus the onions). And of course, the soup dumplings!
  • Ana L.
    Ana LopezOctober 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Obsessed with the hot n sour chicken soup. And the pea leaves. And the seafood dumplings. Sit by the bar!
  • Rami H.
    Rami HaykalApril 30, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Juicy pork buns and the wontons are a must
  • Amy T.
    Amy TremmelMarch 23, 2015
    Get the juicy pork buns (aka soup dumplings) and sit in the back garden.
  • Hunter O.
    Hunter OrahoodOctober 23, 2015
    Juicy Pork Buns!! So damn good. Also really good Kung Pao Chicken.
  • John P.
    John PennerDecember 21, 2014
    Best place to get a dim sum type lunch on weekends in Williamsburg
  • Nestor B.
    Nestor BaillyNovember 9, 2014
    Avoid the soups and 'specials,' focus on dumplings and buns
  • Amit G.
    Amit GuptaAugust 24, 2012
    The veggie lomein here is perfect. You should eat it.
  • Peter K.
    Peter KellyMarch 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If you don't get the soup dumplings, you're making a huge mistake.
  • Adam M.
    Adam MayAugust 29, 2016
    Amazing Beef is actually amazing
  • Josh M.
    Josh MateoSeptember 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't eat soup dumplings while you are highly intoxicated. #burnedlips 💎👅
  • Kate W.
    Kate WagnerFebruary 3, 2013
    Food is good. But grade pending probs because of the multiple fruit flies swarming about my food and beer. 
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BrunerMay 7, 2013
    Steamy juicy pork bun, get em, nipple and slurp the best up
  • Henali
    HenaliSeptember 30, 2016
    ahhh spicy pork dumplings and veggie shu-mai. please get them!
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinDecember 14, 2014
    Pork dumplings, duck over rice, and soup!
  • Rami H.
    Rami HaykalJuly 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Good soup dumplings, wontons, shredded beef
  • Margaret I.
    Margaret IppolitoSeptember 12, 2013
    Most authentic pork dumplings/buns I've had in the US.
  • Jackie V.
    Jackie VMarch 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Y'all weren't joking when you recommended the soup dumplings!
  • Katie (.
    Pork buns, tic-tac-toe chicken and pinot grigio. Best dumplings in the tri-state. Try it!!
  • Jackie V.
    Jackie VMarch 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Y'all weren't joking about the soup dumplings. So good.
  • Dan H.
    Dan HarrisonFebruary 19, 2012
    Scallion pancake. Soup dumplings. Tic tac toe is better than kung pow.
  • Edward F.
    Edward FabilaMarch 10, 2015
    Get the hot and sour soup - never disappoints!
  • Sarah D.
    Sarah DrydenSeptember 4, 2014
    Best soup dumplings outside of Joes Shanghai!
  • Abby O.
    Abby OlsonOctober 11, 2015
    Their soup dumplings are life 🙏 so very slurpable.
  • Damon
    DamonJanuary 7, 2013
    Sit out in the covered/heated back patio and eat soup dumplings.
  • C. Spencer B.
    C. Spencer BeggsSeptember 8, 2009
    This place is hit-or-miss sometimes. You can't go wrong with the pork buns and the Kung Pow chicken, though ($19.10 all together).
  • Jack M.
    Jack MarshallAugust 21, 2011
    Dumplings and spicy wontons are great. Kung pao chicken was disappointing.
  • George M.
    George McKenzieMay 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Steamed Soupy Pork Dumplings
  • nina
    ninaMay 21, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Juicy pork buns and tic tac toe chicken are delicious andd grant rules!
  • markus g.
    markus gerdemannJanuary 21, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the steamed pork buns aka soup dumplings!!
  • Anri I.
    Anri IOctober 1, 2011
    No one here mentioned their mapo tofu!! So spicy, so gud.
  • Ben D.
    Ben DruckerNovember 14, 2014
    Super quiet and inexpensive for lunch.
  • Sara J.
    Sara JordanFebruary 24, 2015
    The soup dumplings here make me not want to even go to Chinatown!
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RomeroMarch 17, 2012
    Best soup dumplings ever! Be careful...they're hotttttt!!!
  • Shawn L.
    Shawn LeeApril 8, 2012
    Juicy pork buns, juicy juicy pork buns.
  • cynthia w.
    cynthia wangJune 16, 2012
    Tip your bartender, greg! Because he's awesome!
  • Pelin K.
    Pelin KayiranJuly 16, 2012
    If you like eggplant.... Amazing!!!
  • Noah M.
    Noah MillrodNovember 29, 2010
    Dude. Seriously. I'm getting three orders of soup dumplings to take home tonight. For myself.
  • InGodWeTrustNYC
    InGodWeTrustNYCApril 7, 2011
    order the pork soup dumplings and rice cake soup
  • Crista F.
    Crista FreemanOctober 15, 2011
    Get the juicy pork buns. Soup dumplins' at their finest.
  • Marissa S.
    Marissa StuartJune 9, 2015
    soup dumplings are a must
  • Corinne P.
    Corinne PulitzerNovember 20, 2013
    No Chinese Mustard, bring your own!
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DarlingJune 27, 2011
    gor for lunch...super cheap eats!! Best dumplings EVER! Read more
  • Leigh Q.
    Leigh QuindaraMay 14, 2015
    Juicy Pork Buns. Juicy Pork Buns. Juicy Pork Buns.
  • Dannel J.
    Dannel JuradoOctober 30, 2016
    Soup dumplings, rice cakes
  • Adam I.
    Adam IngrassiaApril 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ma Pa Tofu, soup dumplings.
  • Amanda
    AmandaNovember 15, 2011
    Spicy wontons, just do it.
  • Tracy C.
    The Best dumplings in NYC. makes me feel like I'm back in China
  • Jason S.
    Jason SilvermanDecember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Soup dumplings are out of sight
  • Hugh M.
    Hugh MandevilleAugust 20, 2013
    M Night Shanghai "I see soup dumplings."
  • Laura L.
    Laura LachmanOctober 29, 2011
    Best soup dumplings in New York.
  • KristiaMarie P.
    Food was good but expensive for Chinese. Ordered caipirinhas and could hardly taste the alcohol.
  • Samantha Noelle M.
    Samantha Noelle McElrathDecember 4, 2011
    Get the spicy wontons. Zang
  • Keren R.
    Keren RichterApril 20, 2010
    Get "The Awesome" (beef with onions and scallion). Deliciousssss
  • John W.
    John WattJune 13, 2012
    The Juicy pork buns are great!
  • Dimitri M.
    Dimitri MaexAugust 28, 2010
    Looking for the freddy mercury meatballs on the new menu. Hope they still have them!
  • Asim J.
    Asim JaweedAugust 17, 2013
    Hot & Sour soup is a must have
  • Christine H.
    Christine HuberAugust 21, 2009
    have the "pork buns," which are really soup dumplings, and the best at that!
  • Elizabeth S.
    Elizabeth SorrellNovember 24, 2012
    Craig's Special truly is special.
  • Tina D.
    Tina DDecember 15, 2012
    Juicy pork buns
  • Chrysanthe T.
    Chrysanthe TenentesMay 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I recommend the spicy eggplant.
  • Jordan M.
    Jordan MSeptember 7, 2014
    Soup dumps!
  • Mauricio R.
    Mauricio RinconNovember 4, 2014
    Special Fried Rice was an unexpected small portion, bland and didn't have not much protein.
  • Tom M.
    Tom MartynMay 25, 2016
    The soup dumprings were iiight
  • Jason D.
    Jason DennyMay 15, 2016
    Duh - the dumplings!!!
  • Sabrina
    SabrinaAugust 30, 2010
    Veggie dumplings are so nummy. Also mixed veggies A+
  • Rich K.
    Rich KearneyFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Juicy pork buns
  • Vanessa K.
    Vanessa KinzerAugust 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken kung pow is yummy
  • Cynthia F.
    Cynthia FetySeptember 11, 2011
    Juicy pork dumplings!
  • bobo S.
    bobo SnacksJanuary 1, 2011
    love it. Soup dumplings all the way
  • Anna L.
    Anna LindellSeptember 15, 2012
    The Awesome Beef is awesome.
  • Andrea
    AndreaApril 7, 2012
    Wonton soup>>>>>>>all things.
  • Dimitri M.
    Dimitri MaexMay 21, 2010
    Freddy Mercury meatballs. Hard on the outside, soft inside.
  • James G.
    James G.September 5, 2010
    Fried seafood dumplings and sticky rice ftw!
  • Lee H.
    Lee HinshawNovember 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Shredded b33f with chili pepper is diggity dank
  • Vanessa S.
    Vanessa Sant AnnaSeptember 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Veggie buns
  • Gordon K.
    Gordon KennyJanuary 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Kung Pow Chicko & P Bunz To Go...or $tay.
  • Melissa L.
    Melissa LonsdaleJanuary 4, 2015
    Soup dumplings!
  • Jethro P.
    Jethro PerezDecember 26, 2013
    Pork Buns. Donezo
  • Dave S.
    Dave SurganOctober 1, 2016
    I'm afraid this is the worst mapo tofu in the city.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FeldmanMarch 1, 2011
    Try the pine nut chicken!
  • Brad L.
    Pretty good xiao long bao!
  • alex b.
    alex bisceglieMarch 21, 2009
    Great chinese food, with a good bar in Williamsburg. Soup dumplings are excellent
  • Emma H.
    Emma HabermanNovember 15, 2011
    soup dumplings or bust
  • Joeski J.
    Joeski JoeJune 21, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Shredded chicken with chili pepper(#65)
  • John R.
    John RefanoSeptember 26, 2010
    The pea leaves are the best thing ever.
  • Ted M.
    Ted MannNovember 16, 2010
    Spicy Wontons Rule!!!!!!
  • Monica
    MonicaJuly 26, 2014
    It ain't chinatown.
  • working ideas(TM)
    working ideas(TM)February 2, 2010
    So far, the vegetable dumplings rock!
  • Chrysanthe T.
    Chrysanthe TenentesApril 20, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    make friends with the tattooed waiters. they look tough but are all super sweet!
  • Josh Y.
    Josh YoungOctober 12, 2010
    yah, soup dumplings!
  • Josh C.
    Josh CohenAugust 12, 2009
    Best vegetable dumplings in Williamsburg.
  • Jamie F.
    Jamie FalkowskiOctober 25, 2009
    two word: spicy wontons.
  • Jose B.
    Jose BaezSeptember 3, 2009
    get the soup dumplings!
  • Jay P.
    Jay PobladorJune 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Juicy Pork Buns!!!!
  • Matthew K.
    Matthew KirschMay 8, 2010
    Oh thank the lord they only moved around the corner.
  • Christine H.
    Christine HuberAugust 22, 2009
    be prepared to have service with atitude, and not the good kind.
  • Kino
    KinoAugust 2, 2014
    Bartenders are nice. Yes: Spicy Pork Wontons (Pork Peanut Sauce Dumplings) & Pork Buns (Xiaolong Baos). Ok: (Singapore) Curry (Vermicelli) Noodles. No: Scallion Noodles, Spicy Bean Paste Noodle Soup.
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