Vanessa's Dumpling House

Dumpling Restaurant and Chinese Restaurant · Lower East Side
118 Eldridge St (btwn Broome & Grand St), New York, NY 10002, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 7:30 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner
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Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Serving up the best dumplings, noodles and sesame pancakes in New York City


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  • What you need to know
    Suzie K.
    "Basil and chicken dumpling, pork and chive dumplings"(11 Tips)
    "Fill up for $5 and don't miss the duck sesame pancake sandwich."(10 Tips)
    Rosa A.
    "My favorites are the Peking duck sesame pancake and fried pork buns."(17 Tips)
    Helen M.
    "Great Cheap Dumplings $1 for 4 and the Buns are $1 for 3"(7 Tips)
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  • dumplings
  • sandwiches
  • pork
  • good for a quick meal
  • pancakes
  • spicy food
  • casual
  • authentic
  • lively
  • vegetarian food
  • wontons
  • sesame pancakes
  • good for a late night
  • great value
  • inexpensive
  • kimchi
  • soup
  • tea
  • chives
  • bubble tea
  • Marlynn W.

    Veggie Dumplings

    Marlynn West · 1 week ago
  • Stephen P.

    The dumplings, what else?!

    Stephen Perle · 1 week ago
  • Joey T.

    Cheap dumplings

    Joey T · 2 weeks ago
  • Stacy T.

    Frozen dumplings available

    Stacy Tse · 3 weeks ago
  • Simon S.

    Get number 1. A lot of them. They're delicious.

    Simon Sun · January 7
  • Jenn H.

    Pros: pork dumplings, sesame pork pancakes are delicious. Cons: It can get very crowded with not enough seats. We ate outside the restaurant.

    Jenn H · January 2
  • Ryan G.

    Can't beat taking home 50 dumplings for $10.

    Ryan Gallagher · January 2
  • Ryan Z.

    Chili oil boiled dumplings are 🔑s to success

    Ryan Zhang · December 31, 2015
  • Jeff F.

    Great (cheap!) dumplings, but before you go to those pork and chive, give the wontons in spicy sauce a go. They're a bit more expensive, but totally worth it.

    Jeff Forbes · December 12, 2015
  • Caroline D.

    4 dumplings for $1! Sesame pancakes are delicious

    Caroline Deng · November 21, 2015
  • Suzie K.

    Basil and chicken dumpling, pork and chive dumplings

    Suzie Kronberger · November 20, 2015
  • Theresa R.

    A full meal for under $5! Try the pork sandwich and the boiled dumplings!

    Theresa Roldan · November 14, 2015
  • Nate B.

    A NYC staple. Cheap, delicious, handmade dumplings. It doesn't get any better than this

    Nate Beatty · November 8, 2015
  • Sam O.

    You can never go wrong with dumplings from here. Tbh I prefer to buy their frozen dumplings and make them at home.

    Sam Oriach · November 3, 2015
  • Sahil K.

    8 amazing dumplings for $4. Best deal in the area

    Sahil Kathawala · November 1, 2015
  • Preston A.

    Dumplings, Sesame Pancakes and soups are all very good and super cheap.

    Preston Alfred · October 30, 2015
  • Amanda G.

    The fried pork buns and pork sesame pancakes (more like a sandwich) are the best things on the menu.

    Amanda Gluck · October 26, 2015
  • Kien N.

    A solid late night eat option and the dumplings are super cheap!!

    Kien Nguyen · October 19, 2015
  • Kenneth K.

    Must go here at least once. Everytime you visit NYC

    Kenneth Kaadtmann · October 19, 2015
  • Ksenia D.

    Cheap and tasty

    Ksenia Dukalis · October 14, 2015
  • Michaela H.

    Well it is quite ok place to eat. Not as great as expected. Get chicken dumplings with parsley!

    Michaela Hanakova · October 6, 2015
  • Kate Y.

    Wonton takes a while to make so prepare to wait.

    Kate Yan · October 4, 2015
  • ZenFoodster Eats

    Celebrating National Dumpling Day w/ fried pork & chive + boiled veggie dumplings!

    ZenFoodster Eats · September 27, 2015
  • ZenFoodster Eats

    Great bang-for-your-buck boiled veggie & fried chive & pork dumplings & roast beef sesame pancake. Try a lychee smoothie & avoid the sushi.

    ZenFoodster Eats · September 26, 2015
  • Rem K.

    Made in house and very tasty. Chive and pork are a steal. Cucumbers are crunchy. Stick with meat bases fillings.

    Rem Koning · September 19, 2015
  • Lisa R.

    Good for the price! The pork dumplings were definitely superior to the seafood and veg ones--the latter didn't taste so fresh.

    Lisa Rayle · September 15, 2015
  • Kiki V.

    Pork Buns!

    Kiki Vassoler · September 6, 2015
  • Anastasia E.

    Very cheap but also extremely tasty! Take dumplings with hot sauce, it's amazing (but spicy so beware!). Kimchi is great. 12 pork dumplings+kimchi+red bean bun=$8.50 and it was a lot of food I can say

    Anastasia Enot · August 31, 2015
  • David L.

    I will come again for the juicy pork dumplings

    David Liu · August 29, 2015
  • Saarim Z.

    so cheap so good, cop bok choy

    Saarim Zaman · August 23, 2015
  • Saul S.

    Cheap dumplings. Tasty

    Saul Shanabrook · August 23, 2015
  • Marc M.

    Quick, tasty and cheap. You can also buy 'em frozen and make dumplings at home.

    Marc Mayer · August 10, 2015
  • Avital M.

    go down the street to prosperity dumpling

    Avital Muth · August 9, 2015
  • Lindsay T.

    Go in with 5$, leave with change and a full stomach. Amazing. I've been coming here for years - it never disappoints.

    Lindsay Toussaint · August 8, 2015
  • Katie E.

    It's all about the sesame pancake! Dumplings are good but you'll never have a sesame pancake this good anywhere else.

    Katie Eytch · August 7, 2015
  • Jaime S.

    Good & cheap food in the LES. Beware not to order too much food! Sesame pancakes are like sandwiches, large enough. On order of fried buns on the side and you are set!

    Jaime Scatena · August 6, 2015
  • Emily W.

    The sesame pancake with tuna salad is underrated

    Emily Wilson · July 20, 2015
  • Nicolette R.

    For being ranked #2 in NYC for dumplings, I was expecting something tastier. BUT, you can't beat 4 dumplings for $1.25! The pork and chive ones were just okay.

    Nicolette Romero · July 18, 2015
  • Gaby K.

    Fried dumplings are much better than the steamed dumplings - go for those and a sesame pancake for the cheapest fill in the city (besides $1 pizza).

    Gaby Kirschner · July 7, 2015
  • Afi Y.

    Skip the location by Union Square and come here… it's way cheaper and (believe it or not) even better tasting

    Afi Yellow-Duke · July 7, 2015
  • Maya B.

    The duck sesame pancake sandwich is amazing. Also the spicy wonton, and hot and sour soup.

    Maya Bruck · July 5, 2015
  • Sharon G.

    Peking duck pancake (sandwich), the Bok Choy, and the sweet and spicy cucumbers. Can't go wrong w any of the dumplings either!

    Sharon Goldstein · June 29, 2015
  • Renae M.

    Forget boiled dumplings, get the BBQ duck pancake. It's more like a massive flatbread sandwich, it's delicious.

    Renae Mason · June 20, 2015
  • Andrea T.

    Excellent miso soup and mushroom/cabbage salad. The vegetable steamed dumplings taste great yet they are a bit doughy.

    Andrea TK · June 2, 2015
  • Amy C.

    I got fried chive dumplings. Ain't nothing like 就拆饺子!

    Amy Chen · May 30, 2015
  • Marion

    The sesame pancakes are amazing.

    Marion · May 16, 2015
  • Will P.

    Sesame pancakes

    Will Price · May 15, 2015
  • Sam H.

    Good dumplings but something that surprised me most was the delicious duck soup that had the traditional hand pulled noodles. Super savory and filling. And only $4.50 for the meal!

    Sam H · May 11, 2015
  • Becca B.

    You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu here. Pay attention for your number!

    Becca Bae · May 10, 2015
  • Patrick V.

    Don't order too much. One pancake sandwich is more than enough

    Patrick Valenzuela · May 4, 2015

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