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Jolin Shanghai Restaurant

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248 Dominion Road, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
09-631 5575
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Amazing Soup Dumplings, But...

Very, very good soup dumplings, which I would definitely return to eat. However, the other two dishes we ordered were average at best, and the service was nothing special. Despite these shortcomings, I would certainly reccomend coming here just to try the dumplings- I would suggest maybe ordering... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Thomas K
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Very, very good soup dumplings, which I would definitely return to eat. However, the other two dishes we ordered were average at best, and the service was nothing special. Despite these shortcomings, I would certainly reccomend coming here just to try the dumplings- I would suggest maybe ordering them as a light snack or pre-movie type dinner.

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Stepping into this restaurant in Auckland transport you straight into Shanghai with its ambience and the pleasant smell of the food.Good affordable food but wish they mopped their tiled floors.

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Thank Kwoolguy
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Basic decor, but fabulous dumplings. A Chinese friend of ours recommended that we come to try 'the best Xialongbao dumplings in Auckland'. We were not disappointed. We have had these in the Michelin starred restaurant in Taiwan, and while these dumplings were not quite at that level, they were very good. We will certainly be back to have them again.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

One of the only places in Auckland for Xaio Long Bao. (Steam pork dumplings with soup inside). Were very yummy. Decor is basic but if you are used to the sort of places locals eat at then very clean. Had an A health dept rating.

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Thank Sean K
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We really enjoyed the cumin lamb and the eggplant three ways. The staff spoke very little English, but were helpful and very friendly. A great fun night

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I spotted a favorable review of the 'Shanghai dumplings' in a NZ magazine, and had to try them for myself. Wow! These are the 'soup dumplings'--handmade pork dumplings with a spoonful of broth inside the dumpling. They're all made from scratch, no pre-purchased and re-heated store-bought dumplings here! The dumplings are impressive: great meat-to-dough ratio, steamed to perfection, hot and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

This restaurant came well recommended by the friend of a friend with a reputation for knowing his dumplings. The steamed pork buns were great, but the dumplings were decidedly doughy! Service was fine and the restaurant very clean. The price was reasonable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2007

Food quality is good (averagely). Service is OK. Only not satisfy on the room space.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 248 Dominion Road, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 09-631 5575

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  • Cuisine: Chinese

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