White Bear 白熊

Dumpling Restaurant and Chinese Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Flushing, Flushing
144 Tips and reviews
  • wontons
  • spicy food
  • dumplings
  • good for a quick meal
  • casual
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  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 19, 2013
    You go here for one thing: pork wontons in hot oil (no. 6). The thin wonton skins hold a delicate filling; mild chili oil and preserved vegetable topping make this one of the best dumplings in NYC.
  • Diane Lucille S.
    Diane Lucille SuarezDecember 20, 2015
    $5 spicy wontons. You can't go wrong. A great spot for a cheap and cheerful quick meal. Be aware that there is not much seating so I would avoid lunch time if you plan on staying to eat.
  • Russell H.
    Russell HirschornJuly 28, 2016
    Number 6, Wontons w. Hot Sauce! Will be back to try their dumplings, they have a nice variety. Small place with old chairs, authentic vibe.
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonJune 5, 2016
    The #6 wontons in hot oil are just as good as everyone says. The place itself is tiny and super cute. We went on a rainy Sunday a little before noon and it was just us (and our wontons.)
  • PureWow
    PureWowNovember 2, 2016
    Consider the 7 train your ticket to paradise: It brings you directly to White Bear's spicy wontons—piping-hot, pork-filled bundles of goodness, which come topped with chile oil and pickled veggies. Read more
  • Albert T.
    Albert TongOctober 25, 2015
    Get the #6 wonton with hot sauce (no soup for you)! It's actually very mild so don't worry. Packed with so much great flavor! #nom #flushing #NYC
  • Pramod P.
    Pramod PaiMay 8, 2015
    Dan Dan Noodles ($4.50) is another favorite on the menu. The noodles are springy, chewy to the verge of crisp blend in braised chili spiced pork bits with cucumbers and bean sprouts to quell the heat. Read more
  • Mike W.
    Mike WinstonNovember 14, 2013
    Some people dream about being a superhero, I dream about eating White Bear’s wontons. Get yourself a #6 and read all about them on WinstonWanders below. Read more
  • Christina C.
    Christina C.April 23, 2013
    Dumplings w/ their hot sauce is delicious. Cooked to order. Looks plain, but the sauce makes it so good. You can buy frozen ones to make at home too, but it doesn't come with their sauce.
  • David R.
    David RosenbergMarch 25, 2015
    It doesn't matter what your order, you're getting wontons with hot sauce and cabbage dumplings. No seriously that what they will serve you. This is actually great news for you! Enjoy.
  • Ruthie E.
    Ruthie EdwardsJuly 7, 2014
    They ran out of wontons so we got #17 (pork+chili oil noodles). Love the sauce. Don't worry if you can't read the menu-- just pick a random number. Everything is good.
  • Kathryn Y.
    Kathryn YuAugust 15, 2011
    Don't be alarmed if the awning says something about a Travel Agency or Ice Cream! It's a dumpling and wonton hole in the wall. Get a dozen meaty, juicy wontons with hot sauce, scallions, etc. on top.
  • Ronak D.
    Ronak DayaJanuary 19, 2015
    Tiny shop, but great food. Get the #6 - Wontons in Hot Sauce
  • Julie A.
    Julie AvraMarch 20
    The BEST wontons in hot oil that I have EVER had. I dream about these.
  • ruth k.
    ruth kimNovember 9, 2014
    Creamy thin skins enveloping little juicy nuggets of goodness and covered in chili oil. So good! It's also not spicy. #6 for the win!
  • Kitty C.
    Kitty ChingMay 8, 2011
    The hot chili wontons are to die for! I always crave it! I wanted the dumpling too but it was sold out =( I'm going back again to get the dumplings too next time
  • Ben K.
    Ben Kessler (@kessler)November 22, 2015
    Order the #6 spicy wontons, some of the best dumplings in NYC.
    CITY GRITJuly 21, 2014
    The entrance is actually on Prince so don't let the address make you miss the amazing Wontons in Chili Oil!
  • Aryan J.
    Aryan JMay 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    We all know about the dumplings so I won't mention them (oh, the irony!). Do not sleep on the noodles. Order a #17 to taste what I'm talking about.
  • Ting
    TingOctober 28, 2015
    Hole in the wall, right in the middle of a very Chinese community. Not sure if this is the best Chinese dumplings one can get in New York but I have had better in Asia. Better than nothing i guess.
  • D P.
    D PJanuary 12, 2014
    #6 appears to be one of the crowd favorites, pork and veggie dumplings, with spicy sauce (that wasn't spicy) - yummy
  • Dawnie N.
    Dawnie NgoDecember 29, 2014
    Hole in the wall goodness. Get the wonton in chilli oil. So good.
  • Jesse N.
    Jesse NguyenJune 17, 2012
    These tips are very spicy wonton-heavy but I'm here to gun for the Dan Dan noodles, y'all! My stomach almost always goes against me after I eat here but I can't resist...
  • Jen W.
    Jen WFebruary 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    their spicy wontons are awesome, a must when there! if you have room get the dumplings which are sold out most of the time, and the dan dan noodles
  • Anna L.
    Anna LungMarch 5, 2013
    I've been coming here since I was a little girl. I think they use to have shaved ice but ice cream? This place is ALMOST as good as Chengdu.
  • Christina C.
    Christina ChinFebruary 21, 2016
    Hole in the wall place. #6 for 12 dumplings. Looks spicy but isnt really. Just a good flavor
  • Alex H.
    Alex HennesseyMay 25, 2016
    There's a reason why everyone recommends the #6 wontons. Very unique and delicious. $5.50 for 12
  • Summer s.
    Summer sunOctober 24, 2015
    Best place to get spicy food. Its not too spicy but just enough. You have to try it out!
  • Andy F.
    Andy FlammOctober 10, 2015
    #6 was amazing. Very filling, too (and only $5).
  • Cat B.
    Cat BastidasJuly 4, 2015
    The wontons in chili oil were great but the Leek dumplings were truly spectacular! 2 thumbs up!
  • Micah C.
    Micah ChilesDecember 8, 2014
    Like everyone else says get #6. Only 10 seats inside so it may be easier to takeaway.
  • KristiaMarie P.
    #6, as per the recommendations of previous reviewers -- so glad I tried it! The 'hot sauce' is more like a mild/medium spicy chilli oil.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RobertsonJanuary 22
    as everyone else writes, the #6 is DELICIOUS. However, it now costs 6 dollars.
  • Christina C.
    Christina C.December 3, 2012
    I think it was #6 on the menu. Dumplings with the spicy sauce. They are made fresh there!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceSeptember 13, 2013
    Get the notorious #6 wontons with hot sauce for only $4.50…what a steal!
  • Anna L.
    Anna LeeApril 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely get #6 wonton with spicy oil. Great place for a quick bite
  • Leslie T.
    Leslie TengDecember 15, 2015
    Amazing handmade dumplings (their wontons are okay). The skin is chewy and the meat is juicy.
  • Broo M.
    Broo ManApril 17
    Ordered #6 Wonton for 6$. Was delicious. oil underneath was much for me though
  • Nick A.
    Get #6 add extra spice. So so good
  • Simran J.
    Simran JaisingJanuary 27, 2013
    wontons in chili oil, bursting with flavor, scallions, smokey sichuan peppers. wonton skin delicate as ever.
  • Ben R.
    Ben RAugust 6, 2014
    You are here for the wontons with hot chili oil. That is all.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceApril 18, 2014
    You can't go wrong with the classic wontons in spicy oil.
  • Lena M.
    Lena MelodyAugust 9, 2013
    #6 wontons with chili oil! Once you try them you will be hooked.
  • Sathish V.
    Sathish VeerappanAugust 10, 2014
    #6 wonton w. Hot sauce...is the best in Queens main st...
  • Harry D.
    Harry DavisMay 19, 2015
    pork wontons w/ house made chili oil, pickled veggies, and scallions
  • Mark B.
    Mark BirchJuly 8, 2013
    Order the #6 every time. The spicy hot oil wonton never disappoints.
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LeeAugust 16, 2014
    Get the wonton with hot sauce. You're welcome.
  • Jeffrey K.
    Jeffrey KaoDecember 28, 2015
    Hella cheap. If you're hungry, this is the best bang for your buck.
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FlammOctober 25, 2015
    There is a reason that all of the pictures are of the same dish: the #6 is where it's at.
  • Ezra P.
    Ezra PollardNovember 19, 2015
    Spicy wontons, noodle dishes and pork and leek dumplings.
  • Bennett
    BennettApril 21, 2016
    Spicy wontons are a must
  • Jon Jon
    Jon JonJune 15, 2015
    Definitely get the No. 6 Spicy and you will want more. Cannot beat 20 dumplings for $8.75
  • Curt F.
    Curt FMay 31, 2015
    The wonton special for lunch is the way to go!!
  • Real Cheap Eats
    Real Cheap EatsNovember 30, 2011
    Try wontons in chili oil ($4.50). "One bite will leave you momentarily speechless." Read more
  • James K.
    James KiddoApril 26, 2014
    Wontons in chili oil is the best way to go.
  • Jacqueline L.
    Jacqueline LamApril 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    You can't go wrong with the classic spicy wontons
  • Élise W.
    Élise WyattDecember 23, 2014
    The wonton dumplings with chili oil! Incredible.
  • D
    DMarch 22
    #6 Wonton with hot sauce without soup
  • Joe C.
    Joe CheskinMarch 13, 2011
    Go for the #6 (wonton w/ hot sauce) - it's not like anything you've ever had before!
  • Anton M.
    We took #6 like everyone recommends, is not like everyone says you could die for this dish. I mean is okay, nothing special. The place is really cold (November), is more like to take away. Paid 6$dish
  • Julia C.
    Julia ChengApril 20, 2013
    I prefer the dumplings over the wontons. Always stock some frozen ones in the freezer.
  • Natalie V.
    Natalie VegelNovember 16, 2015
    Spicy dumplings! So so good
  • Sonya D.
    Sonya DoshiApril 27, 2014
    Amazing. Get the number 6.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CheskinFebruary 16, 2015
    Spicy wontons are the way to go here!
  • Venkatesh K.
    http://freshnyc.com/chinese/best-dumplings-nyc-flushing-chinatowns-white-bear-dumplings comfort food to get here
  • Rita L.
    Rita LNovember 20, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    get #6 for the best price!
  • Matt P.
    Matt POctober 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This is authentic as it gets for wonton lovers who can't make their own
  • Benny W.
    Benny WongApril 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Like everyone else, the #6 (spicy wontons) is absolutely phenomenal!
  • David Z.
    David ZhouMarch 22, 2015
    Spicy wonton is not at all spicy, but still good.
  • Lena C.
    Lena ChevngApril 14, 2014
    If they didn't have the best wontons ever, I would just stop coming here because they're mean. Good luck if you can't speak Chinese!!! I actually can speak but they're still rude.
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DFebruary 9
    Get the #6. You know you want it. Spicy dumplings! 😋
  • Curtis S.
    Curtis ShoungMarch 14, 2015
    #6. Wonton in spicy sauce.
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedApril 11, 2014
    Go for the dumplings in chili oil.
  • Enrique C.
    Enrique CastroMarch 18, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The wontons are so addictive. I don't want to share.
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle ChiangOctober 13, 2015
    Tasty + cheap dumplings right in the heart of flushing.
  • China Daily USA
    China Daily USAMay 2, 2011
    If you make it to this hidden gem, all you need to know is to get the #6 - spicy wontons.
  • R L.
    R LAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    DanDan noodles. Hot Oil Wontons. You're welcome.
  • Jen L.
    Jen LeeAugust 12, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Order the wonton with "hot sauce" (it's actually chili oil) and pickled vegetables. Absolutely delicious. Hands down my favorite dumplings in nyc.
  • Djoni S.
    Djoni SutjiJuly 19, 2016
    Small dumpling rest but full of people, good for go
  • Michael C.
    Michael CMarch 31, 2014
    Order #6, chili wontons. So good.
  • Athena C.
    Athena ChangMarch 27, 2013
    Try the # 6 Wonton With Hot Sauce -
    CITY GRITJuly 20, 2014
    Wontons in chili oil are magic!
  • Es L.
    Es LeyJune 13, 2016
    wonton in chili oil - simple and classic
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa MoldovanMay 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    You have to get the number 6 wontons
  • Jonathan M.
    Though the #6 tastes good, the hype is over rated. Flavor over powered by amount of oil it soaks in.
  • Emanuel H.
    Emanuel HahnMarch 1, 2016
    Best wontons in New York hands down.
  • Edwin C.
    Edwin ChauSeptember 26, 2011
    really good wontons in hot oil, but they aren't really that hot at all
  • Jason F.
    Jason FeirmanOctober 2, 2014
  • Vince C.
    Vince C.June 28, 2015
    Spicy wontons were amazing!
  • John S.
    John ShenJanuary 25, 2013
    Try the Hot and Spicy Wontons In Red Chilli Oil
  • Jessica Y.
    Jessica YungApril 23, 2014
    Wontons in chili oil - buzzfeed suggestion
  • Jarel H.
    Jarel HillAugust 19
    Number 6 was good by not as amazing as the hype for me
  • Val T.
    Val TJuly 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    For those who do not read Chinese: #5 is a smaller portion of #6. Happy eating!
  • Chris P.
    Chris PowersMay 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Number 6. All you need to say when you walk in here.
  • Matt P.
    Matt PJune 13, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    #6 wontons in spicy oil sauce
  • Meng
    MengApril 3, 2012
    love the owners, nicest couple around!
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChinMay 6, 2012
    Small appetite? Order #5- eight wontons instead of the usual dozen
  • Harry J.
    Harry JacobsAugust 27, 2016
    Wonton with hot sauce is where it's at
  • Brian M.
    Brian MerzFebruary 2, 2013
    Frozen or cooked dumplings. The best.
  • Ethan
    EthanAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Number 6 and 17 are all you'll ever need
  • Chris M.
    Chris MaliwatDecember 15, 2016
    Wontons with Hot Sauce - Grubstreet's #42 NYC dumpling
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MoranAugust 16, 2015
    Order the #6 dish!!!
  • Jeremy F.
    Jeremy FisherAugust 23, 2014
    Wontons in spicy oil
  • Sharon
    SharonJune 6, 2012
    pork wontons in chili oil
  • Amy C.
    Amy CaoApril 17, 2011
    Try the # 6 Wonton With Hot Sauce - Not as spicy as it looks. #NYCdumpling
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PhanAugust 12, 2014
    Such tasty dumplings
  • Jonas L.
    # 6 .
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EickMarch 14, 2016
    Loved the wontons in hot oil
  • Desmond F.
    Desmond F.September 30
    Been here 5+ times
    #6 wontons
  • Karina E.
    Karina EncisoMarch 13, 2016
    Just ask for the number 6!
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SloanMay 3, 2015
    Pork leek dumplings!
  • Jaclyn
    JaclynFebruary 28, 2015
    Lunch: spicy wontons
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MichiharaMarch 30, 2015
    buy a bunch of frozen dumplings too
  • Netsirk
    NetsirkOctober 16
    Get those spicy dumplings to go!
  • Marco G.
    Marco GomezSeptember 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the #6 and #17. Can't go wrong!!!!
  • Kain
    KainFebruary 1, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Their spicy wontons #6 and dan dan noodles are so good!
  • Richie S.
    Richie StarkDecember 22, 2014
    No. 6. Dopeness.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LApril 17, 2014
    Wontons In Chili Oil
  • Honghui Y.
    Honghui YuSeptember 18, 2016
    This place is supposed to be known for its wontons in chili oil but they were only okay...
  • Mohammed C.
    Get the number 6.
  • Vicki
    VickiDecember 16, 2012
    #6 Spicy wontons.
  • Melissa
    MelissaAugust 7
    Wontons with hot sauce.
  • Graham L.
    Graham LindnerSeptember 13, 2015
    Number 6, times two.
  • Brian J.
    Spicy wontons!
  • Steve M.
    Steve MarcheseDecember 31, 2015
    Dumplings and wontons
  • Journo G.
    Journo GirlSeptember 28, 2015
    The waiter broke my heart with a bad attitude. The prices have also skyrocketed. Time to move on 😢....
  • Vikram S.
    Vikram Sinha1 week ago
    Great dumplings
  • Georg
    GeorgNovember 2, 2015
    Best wontons!
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanJune 8, 2016
    No 6 all the way
  • Andy T.
    Andy TaoAugust 6, 2014
    Great dumplings
  • David H.
    David HsuJanuary 30, 2012
    Best dumplings ever.
  • Yeein L.
    Yeein LeeJanuary 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Sosososoosos yummy!!!
  • Yu Chang K.
    Yu Chang KuoOctober 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Wonton with hot sauce is the shizznitz here!
  • Jaclyn
    JaclynSeptember 29, 2012
    wontons and dumplings
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinJuly 17, 2012
    sichuan dumplings
  • Caroline L.
    Caroline LJanuary 13
    #6! Do it!!
  • Liam K.
    Liam K.July 29
    Good ass dumplings.
  • Prithvi R.
    Wontons in hot oil
  • Paola G.
    Paola GuerreroAugust 7, 2015
    Hot Oil always.
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TheilerMarch 10, 2015
    wontons $5
  • Larissa V.
    Larissa VerdeMarch 30, 2014
    Every time I've come here, they're "closed"... Not really sure what the deal is.
  • Wilson H.
    Wilson HomOctober 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    #4 and #17
  • Alex M.
    Alex MontgomeryApril 20, 2013
    Wait to pay until after you eat so they don't accuse you of not paying when you leave...
  • Mai V.
    Mai VuJanuary 16, 2016
    Not worth the hike
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