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Mr. Shi's Dumplings

74 Baochao Hutong | Gulou East Street, Beijing 100009, China (Houhai)
010-84050399
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Ranked #23 of 9,392 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Houhai
Description: email: laoshisj@qq.com tel:84050399 mobile:13161003826 BEST food we had on our entire trip!!!! Small, local joint near bell tower.
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Beijing, China
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This place has become successful due to attracting large numbers of tourists, and unfortunately the owner has let them write all sorts of nonsense on the walls. The result is one of the ugliest dining rooms in Beijing, but if you can stomach that, simply order a few potstickers and dumplings, and you will realise that they are some of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Although I live in Hong Kong and have a chance to eat dumplings every other time, this restaurant in Beijing offered the best dumpling I ever had in my life; especially the vegetarian ones are awesome.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We chose this place based on online reviews, and specifically a website listing the 20 best restaurant sin Beijing. It was under the "Budget" section of the list. I was expecting A) cheaper and B) better dumplings. The menu is a bit confusing, but the gist of the combos is you can order 12 dumplings, 6 each of 2 types... More

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

When a dumpling house saves a rabid and famished bunch of foot-weary Forbidden City touros on a sticky Beijing day after a last-minute rickshaw tour of the hutongs with its "longer than my Johnson" list of entree, mains and dessert dumplings then you know you're in the right joint. Yes, i said dessert dumplings. Here's the deal - skip over... More

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Beijing, China
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The prices here are well above the normal for dumplings in Beijing, but I have never had anything but excellent food. They have a couple hundred varieties of dumplings (I always get fried), and I have never had one that wasn't good. At other dumpling places I have had undercooked meat and flavorless meals, but never at Mr. Shi's. 15... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The cheese dumplings are really good and they have really interesting combinations of flavors. Though the dessert Dumplings are my favorite, chocolate and banana ^^

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I went there a few days ago for a late lunch. Because I didn't know the area very well, I ended up in the smaller restaurant located just a few meters from the main one. The waitress looked quite bored and uninterested in her clients. I ordered 2 types of vegetarian dumplings. They were good but not as good as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If you have the chance, go there and try the fried cheese dumplings! The steamed ones are also not bad, but I had better ones.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

If you are looking for a cold escape from the hot summer Beijing - this is not the right place. However the food is worth the sweat. We enjoyed dumpling and some other classical dishes e.g. Chicken Kong Pao - we really liked it and came back for a second time, which was even better.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I love Mr Shi's! I know some ex-pats get a little snooty about it, as it is a little touristy, but hell, they are still the best dumpling's I've had in Beijing (and I've had a lot). Have not tried their "Westernized" dumplings with cheese, but why mess with the classics! The beef and mushroom (fried) is great, and I... More

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