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Gourmet Dumpling House

#228 of 2,721 Restaurants in Boston
#249 of 2,935 Places to Eat in Boston
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52 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111-2020
617-338-6223
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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The dumplings were outstanding! Our other dishes were good - but not outstanding. We should have ordered what we saw on other tables - nearly all of which looked amazing. The menu is extensive and really takes time to figure out what to have - and this needs to be done prior to the visit because... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
HungryInOxford
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Oxford, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

As everyone mentions, expect a wait to get in to this tiny restaurant. We ordered several types of dumplings and buns and everything was delicious. The staff may not be overly friendly, but they are very efficient. This isn't a lingering place, the restaurant churns you through, but if you know that going in, it's fine. While you wait for... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Having eaten at Dumpling cafe nearby and really liked it was keen to try GDH. Maybe I just did not choose well. Had noodles with chicken and pork and leek dumplings. Service was fine and prompt. The noodles were ok; the dumplings were really greasy. So, I remain unclear why my experience was different to the many good reviews.

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Oxford, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The dumplings were outstanding! Our other dishes were good - but not outstanding. We should have ordered what we saw on other tables - nearly all of which looked amazing. The menu is extensive and really takes time to figure out what to have - and this needs to be done prior to the visit because the place both loud... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I went with a friend to dinner there and we really enjoyed the food. The Supershrimp where awesome and highly delicious, great chicken dish too. They have a good choice of dishes, and most food on the other tables looked really yummy. We came at 7pm on Tuesday and there was a line in front of it. So be sure... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is as good as it gets for authentic Asian cuisine. This place is a hole in the wall but has a waiting line out the door. The food is authentic coming from a guy that has traveled the world it rivals some of the meals I had in Asia and Asia minor.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Visited for the first time and loved it! Sunday night at 9pm and the place was packed. We waited for about 15 minutes for a table. I recommend the scallion pancakes, soup dumplings, and Spicy Szechuan Fish. Service was no frills but efficient. The beer was cold.

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

If you live in Boston you really should have eaten at this place by now. If you are a visitor to Boston put it on your list. Its a good meal and a good experience rolled into one. Its at 52 Beach St in Chinatown and yes you will wait in line and yes it will be chaotic and noisy... More 

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Rome, Italy
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

EN This restaurant is located in the heart of Chinatown in Boston. The place is small so it is necessary to wait for a while. There are always many people! The food is ok, maybe too much salty and flavored with too much soy sauce or other sauce. But the dumplings are really good. One should come here just to... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had an early supper (3pm), and it was packed, but it is a small place. Didn't get what I ordered, when I tried to tell the server they were unable to understand apparently, so I gave up. What I did get was very good, so I wasn't upset. Just make sure you're clean on what you want.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

You know you are in for a treat when the locals in China town are queueing to get in. Service was unbelievably quick. No airs and graces here - straight down to business. And what a treat it was. We cleaned all our dishes. You won't be here long - the place is that busy. But if you are after... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 52 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111-2020
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: 617-338-6223

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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