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Mother's Dumplings

Mother's Dumplings

Dumpling Restaurant and Dim Sum Restaurant$$$$
Toronto
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  • Denise P.
    "Get the green onion pancakes with your dumplings!"(7 Tips)
    Julia T.
    "Love the pork and chive dumplings."(5 Tips)
    Ian L.
    "Having said that it's still a pretty solid dumpling house."(6 Tips)
    Nick G.
    "... you what I loved: the lamb shumai. VERY yummy. Also the dumpling soup (now..."(3 Tips)
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  • @kingmo
    @kingmoDecember 18, 2011
    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
  • Aleksandra Ž.
    Do not know what the people are complaiing about-for me B9 were the best dumplings I have ever tried. Loved the shabby place and the ladies makig dumings before our very eyes.
    Upvoted Apr 15
  • photojunkie
    photojunkieApril 19, 2012
    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.
  • Sean O.
    Sean O'BrienAugust 31, 2014
    The dumplings here are so good it should be called Heaven's dumplings. The staff and cooks were so friendly - great great place.
    Upvoted Apr 16
  • Raffaele P.
    Raffaele PosteraroSeptember 2, 2014
    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!
  • Julia T.
    Julia TrenchJuly 21, 2013
    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!
  • Terry M.
    Terry MyersMay 9, 2012
    Be warned the dumplings are so good you can eat yourself into pain here! You have to try the green onion pancake
  • Devin M.
    Devin MooreApril 18, 2013
    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
  • 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
  • Nick G.
    Nick GrayNovember 9, 2015
    A little over-hyped, but I'll tell you what I loved: the lamb shumai. VERY yummy. Also the dumpling soup (now $2, not $1).
  • Christy Z.
    Christy ZhouOctober 2, 2010
    Take frugality to the next level with a large bowl of Northern-style wonton soup for $3.50. And try the tomato-egg soup and zhajiang mian (Chinese spaghetti) for an undiluted hit of the old country.
  • AskMen
    AskMenFebruary 26, 2010
    One of TO’s best kept secrets. What makes the place so great is its simplicity. No razzle-dazzle. No elaborate menus. Just great food, made right before your eyes. Try the green onion pancake.
  • No 2.
    No 223August 10, 2010
    Quoting my friend who grew up consuming 20 dumplings a day since a toddler, "if u want d best authentic chinese dumplings around chinatown area, go to Dumpling house near dundas instead." my take? Mot
  • Sabrina T.
    Sabrina TAugust 16, 2011
    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!
  • Hani E.
    Hani EMay 17, 2015
    The spring onion pancake was delicious. All the dumplings are on form. Also recommend the steamed dessert dumplings.
  • Jason D.
    Jason DywelskaDecember 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic dumplings.. Incredible prices, definitely a must try I'd you are in the area and looking for yummy comfort foods
  • Jane T.
    Jane TimmSeptember 4, 2016
    You can see the chefs making the dumplings and that is very cool. As for the food it was so-so. The lamb shumai was surprising and neat, while the bbq pork buns were dry and low on flavor.
  • RTWgirl A.
    RTWgirl ArnetteJune 7, 2013
    I've never seen lamb shumai in other dumpling spots....try it, it was tasty
  • Aline A.
    Aline AssisSeptember 10, 2016
    Great dumplings, nice atmosphere and service. It feels like everything in the menu tastes amazing.
  • Meenah
    MeenahJanuary 17, 2016
    Juicy pork dumplings - yum! You can also order frozen ones to take home with you
  • Cate
    CateNovember 19, 2012
    So yummy and has really great prices! One person can eat enough to be full for about $10.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MeekAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the fried dumplings, but my favourite taste is the pork and dill (only boiled).
  • Mr. Spotlight
    Mr. SpotlightOctober 19, 2014
    A great place for dumplings and Chinese cuisine. Try the vegetarian bao zi
  • Elisa P.
    Elisa PrajogoSeptember 11, 2012
    $2.50 beer for happy hour, m-f before 6pm. Great with a big plate of dumplings.
  • Anna B.
    Anna BananaAugust 8, 2014
    Amazing dumplings! I especially love the pan-fried & the pancakes.
  • Lori M.
    Lori MastronardiJune 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Pork & dill dumplings are the best. Can order boiled or pan-fried.
  • barry g.
    barry goldlistApril 10, 2010
    our new favorite place for Chinese, period. Steamed and fried dumplings are awesome!! 2 can eat like pigs for around $25 and still take a doggie bag.
  • Erica L.
    Erica LeibnerMay 6, 2013
    LOVE this place. Best handmade dumplings at an outlandish price!
  • Stella Z.
    Stella ZeeSeptember 19, 2015
    Great food and great prices! Service was perfect
  • Tejas M.
    Tejas ManjunathJune 25, 2013
    Really long wait for takeout. Order over the phone and pick up instead! Dumplings were amazing though!
  • Andrew S.
    Really good pork and dill dumplings!
  • Sadie W.
    Sadie WSeptember 14, 2011
    Obviously not a "best kept secret" since everyone knows about it & it's been there for ages. Don't be fooled.
  • Julie T.
    Julie TyiosSeptember 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The dumplings are made fresh to order and taste great! Get the $1 bowl of soup to dip with, it tastes amazing.
  • Josee R.
    Josee RivardSeptember 1, 2011
    Eat in and then buy them fresh or frozen to bring home! Always a stop for me when passing through china town :)
  • Annie K.
    Annie KunwarJanuary 4, 2016
    Yummy spicy dumplings but according to my Asian friends, this place is over priced.
  • William L.
    William LopezApril 6, 2013
    For me, Mother's Dumplings is all about the pan fried pork and chives dumplings.
  • Cydney B.
    Cydney BoyingtonMarch 31, 2015
    Great dumplings! You can tell that they're fresh to order.
  • 🚧Francisco™💀🚧
    I hate to say it but #motherdumpling better than the #dumpling house.
  • Casey R.
    Casey ReidMarch 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    the melon dumplings are the best. go with a group and you'll be full on $12
  • Bastian K.
    Bastian KoellJanuary 13, 2015
    Wow. Dumpling heaven. Bring friends and order lots!
  • Jonathan M.
    Jonathan M.May 15, 2013
    The dumplings are a little bland. Be sure to add soy sauce/vinegar for flavour.
  • Parhum Z.
    Parhum ZabetiDecember 7, 2010
    Try the steamed whole wheat cabbage and pork. Beef steam buns are great too!
  • Lorraine S.
    Lorraine SJune 21, 2011
    Not bad. Nice atmosphere & decent dumplings. However not much variety in dumplings & you can't mix & match. Def prefer Dumpling House.
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HuieFebruary 6, 2016
    The best place to get dumplings in the downtown core!
  • Sandro S.
    Sandro SouzaAugust 13, 2015
    Amazing food and good vibrations with the 'lucky cookie'
  • Sabah H.
    Sabah HaddaraJuly 7, 2013
    Stick to the dumplings and pancakes, they were awesome!!
  • Markus D.
    Markus DoerrAugust 14, 2015
    This is actually the best place in Toronto to have dumplings.
  • Tony B.
    Tony BAugust 2, 2015
    Delicious dumplings. Skip everything else.
  • Brownstone Living NYC
    Pork buns, chicken dumplings.. This place is dumpling heaven.
  • Jenny Y.
    Jenny YuenJanuary 24, 2012
    Try the lamb siu-mai. So juicy.
  • Ian L.
    Ian LeungMarch 5, 2012
    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.
  • Ann P.
    Ann PMarch 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You can buy fresh or frozen bags of dumplings to take home.
  • MlleTravelista
    MlleTravelistaNovember 21, 2011
    The pan-fried dumplings are the best. Skip the boiled.
  • Tejas M.
    Tejas ManjunathAugust 6, 2013
    Very busy. Took forever to get our food. Also couldn't split our bill in the end. Definitely prefer take-out over eating in.
  • Nathan G.
    Nathan GarvieAugust 24, 2014
    The juicy dumplings are great and the wonton soup is my fave.
  • Panic M.
    Panic ManualJanuary 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    normally I would never trust an Asian place that hires white people but this place is kinda tasty
  • Ben P.
    Ben PettigrewJanuary 2, 2011
    Onion pancake is obvious choice. Also pan fried pork dumplings.
  • 🙊🙉🙈
    🙊🙉🙈December 4, 2015
    Shrimp and chives dumplings !!
  • kiki's BFF
    kiki's BFFMarch 10, 2012
    Try the Chives & Egg Filled Pancakes
  • Stacy H.
    Stacy HyltonMarch 14, 2013
    Pork and dill are the best.
  • No 2.
    No 223August 10, 2010
    Mother's dumpling is decent enough if ur starving and its closer to get to than dumpling house =p
  • Burce ı.
    Burce ısıkFebruary 2
    Steamed beef and chives dumplings 😍
  • Denise P.
    Denise PintoMarch 28, 2011
    Get the green onion pancakes with your dumplings!
  • Aaron
    AaronAugust 24, 2015
    Good dumplings, but very expensive for Spadina...
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan SantanaMay 5, 2016
    Everything!
  • Swarupa P.
    Swarupa ParayilDecember 4, 2016
    Should try Lamb shu mai
  • Elame
    ElameNovember 10, 2013
    Steer away from the jia jia mein!!
  • Conor B.
    Conor BrownSeptember 16, 2011
    Dumpling House in my opinion, is a better option.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WhyteOctober 22, 2011
    Pork and chive dumpling. Steamed. It's the only way.
  • Terry M.
    Terry MyersOctober 18, 2011
    Best dumplings in toronto.
  • Christine M.
    Christine MontgomeryAugust 5, 2016
    great dumplings.
  • Thomas D.
    Thomas DelevacqueNovember 15, 2015
    Good dumplings
  • Adam F.
    Adam FalardeauMay 12, 2013
    Vicky made me do it!
  • Otto C.
    Otto ChungSeptember 4, 2010
    great dumplings. questionable service.
  • Dallas K.
    Dallas KwokSeptember 18, 2016
    Terribly chewy dumplings. Xiao long baos barely have any soup in them. Do not recommend this place.
  • Taryn K.
    Taryn KellyOctober 9, 2010
    Da-lu soup is amazing
  • Samantha B.
    Samantha BridgeJune 15, 2010
    Best wonton soup I've ever had!!!
  • Laura S.
    Laura ShumDecember 12, 2015
    Not quite like my (grand)mother's but pretty good
  • Christopher Y.
    Christopher YNovember 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the dumplings
  • Miguel F.
    Miguel FlorendoMay 8, 2012
    Mother Fucking Dumplings!!!!
  • Veronica W.
    Veronica WFebruary 20, 2010
    Love their onion pancakes!
  • Jorge G.
    Jorge GuerrerroSeptember 10, 2011
    No credit cards
  • Bob K.
    Bob KJune 6, 2016
    Slightly above average. Still, nothing special. Given the food quality, slightly pricey. Try wow sushi instead. Not coming back.
  • Frank C.
    Frank CaronJanuary 6, 2013
    Vastly overrated on Yelp. Came once and will never again. Sadface.
  • Maristella F.
    Maristella FalcãoFebruary 16, 2016
    Utensilios sujos e os funcionarios falam o tempo todo enquanto manipulam os alimentos
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