Mother's Dumplings

Mother's Dumplings

Dumpling Restaurant and Dim Sum Restaurant
421 Spadina Ave. (btwn College & Cecil St.), Toronto ON M5T 2G6, Canada
Closed until 11:30 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–10:30 PM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner
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Welcome to Mother’s Dumplings, a cozy, welcoming café in the heart of Chinatown serving delicious Northern Chinese style comfort food based on family recipes!


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    Denise P.
    Get the green onion pancakes with your dumplings!(7 Tips)
    Ian L.
    Having said that it's still a pretty solid dumpling house.(5 Tips)
    Chris M.
    my favourite taste is the pork and dill(3 Tips)
    Lori M.
    Pork & dill dumplings are the best.(2 Tips)
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62 tips. Filter by taste:

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  • dumplings
  • great value
  • wonton soup
  • pork
  • authentic
  • family-friendly
  • Chinese food
  • lively
  • vegetarian food
  • comfort food
  • big portions
  • good for a quick meal
  • lamb
  • beef
  • shrimp
  • noodles
  • eggs
  • handmade
  • melon
  • steamed buns
  • Hani E.

    The spring onion pancake was delicious. All the dumplings are on form. Also recommend the steamed dessert dumplings.

    Hani E · 1 week ago
  • Cydney B.

    Great dumplings! You can tell that they're fresh to order.

    Cydney Boyington · March 31
  • Bastian K.

    Wow. Dumpling heaven. Bring friends and order lots!

    Bastian Koell · January 13
  • Spotlight

    A great place for dumplings and Chinese cuisine. Try the vegetarian bao zi

    Spotlight · October 19, 2014
  • Raffaele P.

    It was ok. Nothing mind blowing. Lots of food for cheap. Good for students or late l dining after a night out on the town. Best Dim Sum in my opinion is at Cha Lau (formerly Cha Liu). #Amazing!

    Raffaele Posteraro · September 2, 2014
  • Sean O.

    The dumplings here are so good it should be called Heaven's dumplings. The staff and cooks were so friendly - great great place.

    Sean O'Brien · August 31, 2014
  • Chris M.

    Love the fried dumplings, but my favourite taste is the pork and dill (only boiled).

    Chris Meek · August 30, 2014
  • Nathan G.

    The juicy dumplings are great and the wonton soup is my fave.

    Nathan Garvie · August 24, 2014
  • 🚧Francisco™💀🚧

    I hate to say it but #motherdumpling better than the #dumpling house.

    🚧Francisco™💀🚧 · August 12, 2014
  • Anna B.

    Amazing dumplings! I especially love the pan-fried & the pancakes.

    Anna Banana · August 8, 2014
  • The Wall Street Journal

    A traditional restaurant in Chinatown. You can go with your friends and get dumplings, and it's just amazing. Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · August 3, 2014
  • Lori M.

    Pork & dill dumplings are the best. Can order boiled or pan-fried.

    Lori Mastronardi · June 3, 2014
  • Elame

    Steer away from the jia jia mein!!

    Elame · November 10, 2013
  • Tejas M.

    Very busy. Took forever to get our food. Also couldn't split our bill in the end. Definitely prefer take-out over eating in.

    Tejas Manjunath · August 6, 2013
  • Julia T.

    Been here lots of times. Favourite hangout in the area. Love the pork and chive dumplings. Make sure to order the green onion potato pancake as well!

    Julia Trench · July 21, 2013
  • Sabah H.

    Stick to the dumplings and pancakes, they were awesome!!

    Sabah Haddara · July 7, 2013
  • Tejas M.

    Really long wait for takeout. Order over the phone and pick up instead! Dumplings were amazing though!

    Tejas Manjunath · June 25, 2013
  • RTWgirl A.

    I've never seen lamb shumai in other dumpling spots....try it, it was tasty

    RTWgirl Arnette · June 7, 2013
  • Jonathan M.

    The dumplings are a little bland. Be sure to add soy sauce/vinegar for flavour.

    Jonathan M. · May 15, 2013
  • Adam F.

    Vicky made me do it!

    Adam Falardeau · May 12, 2013
  • Erica L.

    LOVE this place. Best handmade dumplings at an outlandish price!

    Erica Leibner · May 6, 2013
  • Devin M.

    Beef and onion roll, melon shrimp and pork pan fried, pork and green onion steamed. Best thing on Spadina aside from the ruler; Kings noodle house

    Devin Moore · April 18, 2013
  • William L.

    For me, Mother's Dumplings is all about the pan fried pork and chives dumplings.

    William Lopez · April 6, 2013
  • Stacy H.

    Pork and dill are the best.

    Stacy Hylton · March 14, 2013
  • Frank C.

    Vastly overrated on Yelp. Came once and will never again. Sadface.

    Frank Caron · January 6, 2013
  • Panic M.

    normally I would never trust an Asian place that hires white people but this place is kinda tasty

    Panic Manual · January 1, 2013
  • Cate

    So yummy and has really great prices! One person can eat enough to be full for about $10.

    Cate · November 19, 2012
  • Elisa P.

    $2.50 beer for happy hour, m-f before 6pm. Great with a big plate of dumplings.

    Elisa Prajogo · September 11, 2012
  • JugnooMe

    Mother's Dumplings serves great food and made it onto Jugnoo's NXnecessities list. Hungry for more good eats? Check out for the rest of the NXnecessities.

    JugnooMe · June 11, 2012
  • Terry M.

    Be warned the dumplings are so good you can eat yourself into pain here! You have to try the green onion pancake

    Terry Myers · May 9, 2012
  • Miguel F.

    Mother Fucking Dumplings!!!!

    Miguel Florendo · May 8, 2012
  • photojunkie

    My favorite items here are the Pork and Dill dumplings and the Green Onion pancake. The food is delicious and affordable. A definite must try. You will love it.

    photojunkie · April 19, 2012
  • kiki's BFF

    Try the Chives & Egg Filled Pancakes

    kiki's BFF · March 10, 2012
  • Ian L.

    I feel this place isn't quite what it used to be a year or so ago. Having said that it's still a pretty solid dumpling house.

    Ian Leung · March 5, 2012
  • Jenny Y.

    Try the lamb siu-mai. So juicy.

    Jenny Yuen · January 24, 2012
  • Jason D.

    Fantastic dumplings.. Incredible prices, definitely a must try I'd you are in the area and looking for yummy comfort foods

    Jason Dywelska · December 30, 2011
  • @kingmo

    All dumplings, all the time. Can be a belly-filling one-trick pony, but they know what they're doing and they do it really well! Ask for sauces to round out the flavour excursion

    @kingmo · December 18, 2011
  • MlleTravelista

    The pan-fried dumplings are the best. Skip the boiled.

    MlleTravelista · November 21, 2011
  • Chris W.

    Pork and chive dumpling. Steamed. It's the only way.

    Chris Whyte · October 22, 2011
  • Terry M.

    Best dumplings in toronto.

    Terry Myers · October 18, 2011
  • Conor B.

    Dumpling House in my opinion, is a better option.

    Conor Brown · September 16, 2011
  • Sadie W.

    Obviously not a "best kept secret" since everyone knows about it & it's been there for ages. Don't be fooled.

    Sadie W · September 14, 2011
  • Jorge G.

    No credit cards

    Jorge Guerrerro · September 10, 2011
  • Josee R.

    Eat in and then buy them fresh or frozen to bring home! Always a stop for me when passing through china town :)

    Josee Rivard · September 1, 2011
  • Sabrina T.

    Toronto's BEST kept secret. just north of the main area of chinatown. the best dumplings in town. nothing special. just simple homemade chinese food!

    Sabrina T · August 16, 2011
  • Lorraine S.

    Not bad. Nice atmosphere & decent dumplings. However not much variety in dumplings & you can't mix & match. Def prefer Dumpling House.

    Lorraine S · June 21, 2011
  • Denise P.

    Get the green onion pancakes with your dumplings!

    Denise Pinto · March 28, 2011
  • Ann P.

    You can buy fresh or frozen bags of dumplings to take home.

    Ann P · March 4, 2011
  • Casey R.

    the melon dumplings are the best. go with a group and you'll be full on $12

    Casey Reid · March 3, 2011
  • Ben P.

    Onion pancake is obvious choice. Also pan fried pork dumplings.

    Ben Pettigrew · January 2, 2011

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