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Gourmet Dumpling House

#245 of 2,707 Restaurants in Boston
#267 of 2,920 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

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  • 85
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  • 73
    Very good
  • 29
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  • 13
    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
Great food, not great service

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
davidhucker
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Fredericton, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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148 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 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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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We decided to try this place after circling around Boston's ctown. Food is great. We ordered their pork dumplings, orka, spicy salt and pepper shrimp and lobster soup in clay pot. Their dumpling portion is quite big, we had about 10 pieces. Shrimp turned out to be really spicy so of youre not into too much spice ask for mild.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I was staying down the street so walked over because this came highly recommended. When you walk in it is packed at 2pm on a Saturday afternoon, I ordered 2 types of dumplings to go and waited 1/2 hour, it was worth it. What an interesting experience! I would go back and sit in and eat next time.

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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We arrived on Sunday at 11 Am and the restaurant was already opened with a few customers. The server brought us water in a tea pot. That was strange, I thought it would be chilled Jasmine tea or something of the like. The menu is super extensive and we took some time browsing it. Service was quick and our food... More 

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Jeromesville, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Stumbled upon this restaurant after first getting into Boston and the Chinatown area after a long day of traveling. We had a small wait but took that as a good sign that it would be worth it. It was! Tables were packed with many locals. Great food for a great price, for a family of five, we had the Szechuan... More 

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LaPorte, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

If you are looking for really good Chinese food, this is the place. It is small, crowded but worth the wait. They must have 200 selections of Chinese food! The Pad Thai and house fried rice with pork and shrimp were both excellent.

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Additional Information about Gourmet Dumpling House

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

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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: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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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