Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao

Dumpling Restaurant, Asian Restaurant, and Chinese Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Flushing, Flushing
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  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissNovember 10, 2014
    The 1-2 punch of crab and pork soup dumplings followed by pan fried juicy pork buns will knock you into dumpling heaven for $11. You just need to take the 7 to the last stop to get there.
  • Gabriel C.
    Dare I say best soup dumplings in NYC? Definitely better than Joe Shanghai. Get the crab with pork over just the pork for $1 more. The scallion pancake with beef is pretty tasty.
  • Tommy C.
    Tommy ChenOctober 4, 2014
    One of the best Xiao long baos in NYC. Their rice cakes and beef scallion pancake is also really good. They often have lines, but it moves pretty quick.
  • Russell H.
    XLBs are nice, clean and meaty, not too salty. Salt is the major diff btwn Joe Shanghai and here. Joes is mich saltier. Scallion pancake and garlic cucumber, fantastic.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RainertJanuary 3
    Tasty soup dumplings and the best scallion pancake I've ever had. Parking is a Game of Thrones style nightmare so if you can take the subway, do that.
  • Cristina
    CristinaDecember 3, 2013
    worth the wait so be sure to bring a lot of patience. the xlb comes out in 30 min waves. if you get there at the end of a wave, you're set. always order more xlb than you think you want
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LevyMarch 6, 2014
    Order the soup dumplings (buns). Possibly the best in NYC. Get 2 orders if it's more than just you eating. If you're in the mood for noodles, the crispy noodles w/ shredded chicken was delicious.
  • Jenny F.
    Jenny FanJune 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazingly good XLB of course. You may find it too salty due to the soy sauce or the taste of your tears silently streaming down your face at the taste of such authentic shanghai style dimsum
  • Rafa T.
    Rafa TApril 4
    Insanely delicious soup dumplings. The pork buns were also one of the best I've tried. Also, the scallion pancakes with beef are soooo tasty and rich!
  • RichelleMabell
    RichelleMabellDecember 18, 2012
    Delicious little parcels these xiao long bao! Make sure to eat while its hot! Poke a hole and let the hot steam come out before popping in your mouth!
  • Jack C.
    Jack CJune 10, 2014
    It's not on their English menu. Ask for the steamed taro pork buns. So good, its to die for. So much better than the regular or crab meat ones. Its what the locals eat, can't be beat!
  • Felix G.
    Felix GNovember 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Soup Dumplings are probably the best I've ever had. I really liked the shredded chicken over crispy noodles. Like, I almost ate them all on my own.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Justin B.
    Justin BretonJuly 2, 2014
    You know why you're here... The soup dumplings!!! They're a must. They were my first soup dumplings ever. Also try: spicy wontons, scallion pancakes and rice cakes with shredded pork! #nyceats
  • Nicholas D.
    Nicholas DoyleMarch 20, 2015
    The Soup dumplings are undoubtedly some of the best around, but the real star is the scallion pancake with beef. Not to be missed.
  • Lasha K.
    Lasha KNovember 4, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The soup dumplings are pretty much the de facto here. Scallion pancakes, rice cake, and beef noodles are good options. Rice dishes are pretty good too. Good for groups and late dinners!
  • Grace B.
    Grace BongJune 15, 2015
    Their soup dumpling is the best I've had in NY. Their beef&tripe, shanghai noodles and scallion pancakes are also worthwhile.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BirchJuly 8, 2013
    Simply put, the best place for soup dumplings in NYC. Also get the scallion pancake to sop up any spilled dumpling soup, as the dumplings are super juicy.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingDecember 11, 2010
    The xiao long bao here are huge, have thick chewy skins, lots of soup and delicious filling. You can watch them being made in the kitchen! Explore Flushing Chinatown while you wait to get in. - Alexa
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MezaSeptember 5, 2015
    Soup dumplings were good but my favorite are the pan fried pork buns! Has a touch of sesame, crispy bottom, and delicious dough.
  • ruth k.
    ruth kimNovember 9, 2014
    Definitely get there early. Definitely worth the 40 min wait after getting seated for soup dumplings. While you wait get some scallion pancakes. All very delish.
  • Anna H.
    Anna H.June 21, 2015
    Hands down delicious Crab Meat Xiao Long Bao, Scallion Pancake with Sliced Beef, and Pork + Vegetables Wonton Soup...mmmm!! Must try so add it to your list!
  • Christina C.
    Christina C.December 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the regular soup dumplings. They are the best in New York. Freshly made & steamed when you order them. The Shanghainese broad noodle dish is delish too.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistAugust 1, 2014
    No matter how good the soup dumplings smell, do note that these babies come piping hot and will leave your tongue with third degree burns if you try to down them too quickly. Read more
  • Ray L.
    Ray LinFebruary 5, 2014
    The best soup dumplings in NYC (Joe's Shanghai can't touch this). Pro tip: 1) puncture exterior to cool, 2) sip soup, 3) devour dumpling.
  • Scott G.
    Scott GellmanDecember 16, 2015
    Wow!! Best tip for first timers: the pork buns (or shrimp and pork buns) are what are known as soup dumplings. Aka, get multiple orders!
  • Johnnie C.
    Johnnie CumminsMay 2, 2014
    Small menu with some of the most amazing and fresh Chinese dishes in NYC. Try the pork buns, crispy noodles, and Shanghai fried udon!
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachSeptember 20, 2014
    The line's not as bad as it looks. The xiao long bao wrappers are crazy thick and good. Waitress recommended the scallion noodles which were super filling and tasty.
  • Howard W.
    Howard WalfishJuly 20, 2015
    Cucumbers with garlic are great, as is the bean curd with cilantro. They were "sold out" of the vegetable dumplings, which apparently happens pretty often
  • Faye H.
    Faye HJune 30, 2013
    Quite possibly the best soup dumplings I've ever had (Including in China). Also don't miss the 生煎包! Careful with the soy sauce, it's CRAZY salty.
  • Kian Lam K.
    Kian Lam KhoMay 21, 2011
    Best xiao long bao (soup dumpling) in NYC I think. Skin is just perfectly thin and chewy. Stuffing is juicy. Also try the savory soy milk. Love this place. Read more
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FlammDecember 1, 2013
    The xiao long bao take about 20 minutes, so bide your time with a delicious order of Pan-Fried Pork Buns and some Scallion Pancakes.
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer ChanMay 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best soup dumplings in nyc, even tastier with more soup (and less oily) than the original nan xiang 小 龙 包 joint in Shanghai, China.
  • Sunny S.
    Sunny ShenMarch 30, 2012
    Another thing to try is the sticky rice roll with fried crueler inside (the sweet kind). Traditional shanghainese breakfast and totally makes me homesick!
  • Ken Y.
    Ken YehOctober 7, 2013
    If there was such thing as the world series of Xiao long bao this place would be in the finals. The scallion pancake with beef is pretty good too
  • Real Cheap Eats
    Real Cheap EatsJune 17, 2012
    Though known for their XLB, "don’t overlook the Pan Fried Pork Buns. A juicy pork meatball is housed inside a tender and fluffy bun, with a golden fried bottom. It’s the pot sticker of steamed buns." Read more
  • jon f.
    jon ferrerAugust 23, 2014
    Soup dumplings are a no brainer. That's why you're here. But the fried curler with warm soy milk is another authentic dish. Best for breakfast.
  • Jaime A.
    Jaime AAugust 9, 2013
    Crispy noodles with chicken and rice cake with beef. Oh don't forget the scallion pancakes #immafatty
  • Anne L.
    Anne LinJanuary 12
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything was amazing. The xiao long bao were juicy and delicate. The scallion pancakes with steak were perfectly crispy and accented.
  • Eshrefe S.
    Eshrefe ShehuFebruary 5
    Dumplings, scallion pancake, beef noodle soup; all delicious. A bit greasy but fried noodle is a must try. You better share it.
  • Alexa (@ladylexy) A.
    Try the Xiao Long Bao - Sharing my favorite soup dumplings in the world with @sethland & @amyblogschow. (I ate these 464 days ago! But here's a better photo of)
  • Gundermarr K.
    Spicy beef and tripe is my speciality!! And so are the steamed pork and shrimp buns
  • Inge C.
    Inge ChenJune 16, 2013
    Pork soup dumplings: good, but the bottoms were thin so the dumpling would break open as you picked it up.
  • Ellie D.
    Ellie DApril 17, 2012
    Get here early for first dibs at a highly-coveted table for Taiwanese breakfast. Don't leave without soup dumplings, and lots of them.
  • John S.
    John ShenOctober 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Soup dumplings for days! Also get the spicy beef tendon. Surprisingly good here despite not being a sichuan restaurant
  • Gundermarr K.
    The spicy beef & tripe is rich and delicious and quite spicy...that is my true love!
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoAugust 10, 2014
    The soup dumplings are worth the trek; they're generously sized, packed with flavor, and filled with a piping hot broth.
  • Caroline A.
    Caroline AlbrechtSeptember 11, 2015
    authentically excellent cheap eats. beef scallion pancakes, pork soup dumplings and pan fried noodles are musts here
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa HinchliffeOctober 5, 2014
    Great XLB but don't overlook the salads. Cucumber especially nice addition to bao and noodle dishes as cooling contrast.
  • Élise W.
    Élise WyattDecember 23, 2014
    Soup dumplings are worth the wait. Try the seaweed salad or the red bean pastry bites while you wait.
  • Linda S.
    Linda Song1 week ago
    Soupy and flavorful soup dumplings--stick traditional and go with the pork.
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