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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 #31 of 9,410 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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Manila, Philippines
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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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91 reviews 91 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Beijing, Beijing, China
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111 reviews 111 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Mr. Shi has two restaurants in the Baochao Hutong (close to the Drumtower) almost opposite to each other, his dumplings are steamed or fried, made to order. You can also choose many other Chinese dishes from his menu. The place is famous for foreigners. The price is very reasonable.

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

First their menu doesn't make a lot of sense and really hard to understand. I had 15*2 fried dumplings of pork and leeks and beef and shiitake. Smaller portions would have been more expensive, go figure. The dumplings weren't that good at all (I had amazing dumplings the night before at black sesame kitchen) and for $10 it was a... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Amazing dumplings! Great little place that serves both fried & steamed dumplings, huge range of veg & meat options. Loved the spinach salad and fried eggplant & beans. Friendly staff, especially mr shi!

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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Great 15 dumpling + beer deal- under $10US. Delicious combinations of meat/veggie dumplings and additional dishes in a local hutong near Hou Hai (Back Lakes) "behind" Forbidden City. Somewhat hard to find since taxis can't drive through streets of hutongs- but worth the wandering. Very friendly service. Met Mr Shi :)

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Shanghai, China
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A curios place where you can find delicious dumpling! You can see the Chinese women who are making your dumpling through a small window inside the restaurant, and after few minutes and few sips of fresh beer, you we'll taste very good food. As Italian, my best are the tomato, cheese and basil fried dumplings... To try!

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Beijing, China
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36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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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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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