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Mr. Shi's Dumplings

#32 of 9,511 Restaurants in Beijing
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Houhai
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74 Baochao Hutong | Gulou East Street, Beijing 100009, China
010-84050399
Today
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: email: laoshisj@qq.com tel:84050399 mobile:13161003826 BEST food we...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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But worth the effort. The dumplings were really good. Better if you are a group of people sharing the bill as it can be expensive. If you are just one or two people stick to ordering the cheap dumplings. Otherwise other dishes can be costly based on our canadian exchage. 15 boiled pork and carrot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

But worth the effort. The dumplings were really good. Better if you are a group of people sharing the bill as it can be expensive. If you are just one or two people stick to ordering the cheap dumplings. Otherwise other dishes can be costly based on our canadian exchage. 15 boiled pork and carrot dumplings cost us like 4... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went there purely by the reviews on trip advisor. The restaurant is 5-10 minute walk from the Drum tower. The dumplings tasted great but they were exceedingly expensive. The list of options is so long it's actually overwhelming. You are able to buy a trio (of 15) or a duo (of 12) dumplings or just a group of 6... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Small restaurant with an expansive dumpling menu. We had a variety of the,, some boiled, some fried, all quite good. In addition, we had one of the best sweet and sour chicken I've found yet in either China or the US.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Me, four friends and a guy named Ian had a nice meal in Mr Shi's. The dumplings were good and freshly prepared. I heard through Scott that Tom really enjoyed the green bean with sechuan pepper. I was initially deterred by idea of a sample plate (5 x 3 flavours) as I don't like to gamble, but quickly began to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I went to mr shi last year in Beijing and I must admit I loved it so much. There are different types of dumplings, both fried and boiled, made with meat or vegetables. It's cheap and funny because the owner is very kind and makes you feel comfortable. I think he loves western people :) one of the best restaurants... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Visited here with a few friends and we're lucky to get a table for everyone as this place is rather small. This adds to the charm. Food is made fresh and there is lots of choice. The green beans were delicious and Tom said he could have ate more. We all enjoyed the sweet and sour and the meatballs. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Went here my first night in Beijing and had to go back the second night. Staff were friendly and courteous, especially considering how busy they were. Even have a menu in English which is always helpful for people like myself. Food came out fast and was delicious. Can't go past the dumplings, fried or steamed they are both fantastic. Vast... More 

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Midlands, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I was taken to Mr Shi's by relatives who live in Beijing and often eat here. We are all vegetarian and so I left it up to my relative to order, and we had a great choice. Everything was delicious, including the sweet dumplings. The restaurant is situated in the atmospheric Hutong and I loved all the pictures up on... More 

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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Mr. Shi's was right by our hotel (The Orchid) so we decided to stop in. The dumplings were so good. You can even watch them being made.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The selection and service were great. The friend dumplings were unique. Lots to like about this place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 74 Baochao Hutong | Gulou East Street, Beijing 100009, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighborhood: Houhai
  • Phone Number: 010-84050399

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Description

email: laoshisj@qq.com tel:84050399 mobile:13161003826 BEST food we had on our entire trip!!!! Small, local joint near bell tower.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm

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