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Gourmet Dumpling House

52 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111-2020
617-338-6223
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Ranked #350 of 2,820 Restaurants in Boston
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Chinese
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I've tried a few times over my travels to Boston to get into this place but there was always a line outside waiting to get in and I was always pressed for time. I've tried twice around noon and once in the early evening but failed each time. So this last time I tried right before they opened. The Gourmet... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

... why there is a line of people on the sidewalk waiting to get in. The utterly delicious dumplings and buns are just one of them, their entrees are similarly outstanding. The place is packed with people, this is not a place for a romantic tete-a-tete. The Home Style Braised Eggplant with basil, Sauteed Pork Julienne with bamboo tips, and... More

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White Mountains of New Hampshire
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93 reviews 93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Lots of pekoe get takeout since the seating is really tight. Small pork juicy dumplings are huge and they squirt everywhere! The seafood dumplings were better. This was good but not great - other Chinese better in Chinatown. Service was fine but tables are on top of each other.

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have lived in great Boston area for years, this place is my favorite Chinese restaurant. Small place at Chinatown, around 20 tables, long waiting list at dinner time, last time it took me around 25~30 min to get in, but the food here is totally worth the wait. This is real traditional Chinese food, everything is so tasty. If... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

A gem in Boston's Chinatown. Ok, 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 loved 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, chicken..... More

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We happened on the Gourmet Dumpling House knowing nothing about restaurants in Chinatown Boston. There was a line outside and we talked to some people waiting who loved the place. So we figured why not? This is a typical dumpling house atmosphere, crowded and efficient (though very impersonal) service. I have no idea if there was racism going on like... More

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Nice Cantonese food served here at a reasonable price. We had to wait for 15-20 mn to be seated as the place is quite popular. Service was good and efficient. Food is tasty, dumplings were good. The kind of good casual place we look for in Chinatown.

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USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This little place has an amazing selection of dishes and is not to be missed in Chinatown. All the dishes we tried were outstanding, As can be expected, the small place thrives on quick service. We waited about 20 min to get in but was not disappointed. The steamed chicken dumplings, flat noodles with beef, pan fried seafood noodles and... More

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Rome, Italy
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

the small restaurant is a little bit chaitic. overcrowded up to late nught. but the atmosphere is really chinese. could be in center of beijing :) the food is superb. try the sesame chicken.

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Cali
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This tiny restaurant in an ugly street of Chinatown is out of this world. You have to be patient to get in but the food is prepared fresh, simply delicious and hard to beat. Taiwan inspires the cuisine: their dumplings are juicy, their soft shell crab is light and crispy and their salad is crunchy and hot. This is our... More

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