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Gourmet Dumpling House

#241 of 2,674 Restaurants in Boston
#258 of 2,887 Places to Eat in Boston
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52 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111-2020
617-338-6223
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 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 flavors and varieties

Food is well prepared and very tasty. The restaurant is very small so my have to wait but it's worth it The dumplings were outstanding The menu is extensive and so is the variety

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Niels S
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Carefree, Arizona
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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190 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

A gem in Boston's Chinatown. Okay, the place is small. Be prepared to wait, outside on the sidewalk. The food is exquisite. The tastes are magical. Chicken with asparagus. I didn't know I love asparagus that much. Chestnuts with chicken. Real chestnuts. But perfectly made in a sauce that I couldn't get enough of. The combination of the chestnuts the... More 

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Carefree, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Food is well prepared and very tasty. The restaurant is very small so my have to wait but it's worth it The dumplings were outstanding The menu is extensive and so is the variety

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Durham, NC
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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Loved loved loved the food. Service is what you expect from an Chinese food dive. Go for the food, not the ambience or the service. The food is amazing. Szechuan specialties, the dumplings, the soup dumplings, the pork and chive dumplings, the scallion beef pancake roll, the ants on a tree, the mapo tofu. Mmmmmmm. Be guided by the lines... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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133 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Came here for a little snack of soup dumplings and beef roll. They were actually very delicious and tasty. I might add that they are better than the ones we had the previous night at Taiwan café. If you don't get there by 6pm, be prepared o wait in line for a table. The place is very small as well... More 

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Paris, France
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Dumplings with vegetables and mushrooms - highly recommended. I keep coming back for those. The exotic fish might not be for everyone, but it is legitimate mainland Chinese' favorite choice

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I went there with a Chinese friend and another friend who lived in China for a while, so I was very lucky to get some legit and yummy dumplings. The soup dumplings were especially delicious.

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Menu is vast and exotic. Seating is limited and can get crowded there. We ordered three items -- fried leek and pork dumplings, Taiwanese style hot and sour soup and Chicken with eggplant. The eggplant dish came out along with the soup. We sent it back as we wanted to have this at the end. The waiter took it back... More 

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Milton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Great restaurant with the best dumplings you've ever had. The restaurant is very crowded, but worth the wait. We've been a few times now and have gotten something completely different each visit. The staff isn't the friendliest, but they make up for it with their food.

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Newport, Rhode Island
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The food was very average, but the service couldn't be worse. Very unwelcoming and crowded place. I couldn't make out what they put on the check and it seemed that I've been way charged for what I've ordered. We couldn't wait to get the hell out of there. The place is good for take out only

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rhode island
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56 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

this is what good chinese food is! The fresh dumplings are amazing, and so are the soups. Service is quick and efficient. prices are very reasonable, and the atmosphere is busy, but happy. This is not a cozy trendy spot, but a very good, real people eat here kind of place. I will go back!

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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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