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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 #36 of 9,457 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighborhood: Houhai
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Mr Shi's Dumplings is a moderately priced dumpling house in a hutong in central Beijing. It has numerous varieties of dumplings and is well worth the visit. It is walking distance/short cab ride from the Confucius and Lama temples. It is moderately priced with a casual, laid back atmosphere. The menu is in English and the dumplings are outstanding. It... More

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Beijing
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

the saving grace of this place is that it's extremely foreigner friendly but you can hardly find a local that will recommend it. Not to take anything away from Mr. Shi and his staff, they carved themselves a little niche in Beijing. More authentic experiences can be had at baoyuan or laomanxiao

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Walsall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

delicious food, reasonably priced and great informal atmosphere. We just kept ordering more and service was great. Located in Hutons at 2 sites close to each other.... Not the easiest to find but worth it and fun to explore the area on foot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

What a gem of a place. Food was delicious - lots of choices not only dumplings and some unusual dishes but we stuck with more traditional flavours and were not disappointed. Prices very reasonable and service excellent. Yes, it is popular with foreigners but locals were ordering deliveries when we were there. Would definitely recommend.

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The dumplings here were delicious, both vegetarian and meat choices. All fillings have strong, distinctive tastes and some are quite spicy. The fried dumplings were really fatty, of you aim for a light meal go for the boiled ones. The place is aimed at tourists, but the food is delicious anyway so why care? You will pay slightly more than... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Great dumplings! The best I've had in China actually. Various flavors and you can get them fried or boiled. They even have desert dumpling with flavors like apple and banana and chocolate. Mr Shi was there one of the times I was there and he was really nice. A lot of westerners in the place and many writings on the... More

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Just had our first Beijing meal at Mr Shi's and the dumplings were delicious - even more so when washed down with the local beer. This is casual & easy eating - not fine dining. Service was fine - I didn't speak any mandarin and she didn't speak English but the menu is in English so all good. The location... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The dumplings are delicious with many combinations of fillings. Top off your meal with a chocolate and fruit filled fried dumpling. Caters to Westerners and Mr. Shi is right there to make your meal a memorable experience.

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Milan, Italy
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Mr shi's forever. The best dumplings I have ever eaten. Every flour. Every mode. And not only dumplings but much more.. little friendly restaurant. So nice and lovable. Good biers and personnel gentle. If you are in beijing, this place is a must.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Mr. Shi's dumplings is very famous, and in many ways it's very interesting, but ultimately it doesn't live up to the hype. He tries some interesting combinations for China (e.g., eggplant, tomato & basil), but I found they don't always mesh well with the traditional Chinese dipping sauces. I also thought the fried dumplings were a little too oily. That... More

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

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