Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao

Dumpling Restaurant, Chinese Restaurant, and Shanghai Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Flushing, Flushing
255 Tips and reviews
  • soup dumplings
  • authentic
  • casual
  • lively
  • family-friendly
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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.
  • Russell H.
    Russell HirschornAugust 1, 2016
    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, 2016
    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.
  • 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
  • Derek T. K.
    Derek T. KuAugust 4
    Been here 10+ times
    I've been here countless times. The order for 4 people is 2 racks of soup dumplings, the cold and spicy beef slices, the cucumber salad, and beef pancake. Come hungry and leave happy.
    Upvoted 2 days ago
  • Gabriel C.
    Gabriel ChungApril 18, 2016
    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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Rafa T.
    Rafa TApril 4, 2016
    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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • 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
  • Jarel H.
    Jarel HillAugust 19
    One of my favorite Asian restaurants. Xlb were great, pork buns were even better. Crispy noodles w chicken were good. scallion pancakes w beef took the prize though
  • Christina C.
    Christina C.December 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • funky f.
    funky flavorFebruary 20
    BRING CASH! The soup dumplin was ok. And the scaliom pancake was good, but the soup dumpling burned me and the scalion pancake has way too much grease. It was worth the try tho.
  • 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.
  • Leslie T.
    Leslie TengDecember 10, 2015
    Xiao long bao, pan fried dumplings, tofu, noodles....they're all good. Brusque service though. And get there early on weekends, it crowds fast.
  • 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.
  • Victoria U.
    Hands down best dumplings in the city. Even better? The soy sauce to dip them in.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Anne L.
    Anne LinJanuary 12, 2016
    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.
  • 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
  • Jaime A.
    Jaime AAugust 9, 2013
    Crispy noodles with chicken and rice cake with beef. Oh don't forget the scallion pancakes #immafatty
  • Eshrefe S.
    Eshrefe ShehuFebruary 5, 2016
    Dumplings, scallion pancake, beef noodle soup; all delicious. A bit greasy but fried noodle is a must try. You better share it.
  • Gundermarr K.
    Spicy beef and tripe is my speciality!! And so are the steamed pork and shrimp buns
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Caroline L.
    Caroline LeSeptember 11, 2015
    authentically excellent cheap eats. beef scallion pancakes, pork soup dumplings and pan fried noodles are musts here
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceApril 18, 2014
    The soup dumplings here are considered crown royalty. A must have are the pork and crab flavors.
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