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4619 Convoy St, Ste F, San Diego, CA 92111-2318
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English first
San Diego, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This place is small, sits about 30 people. The food is delicious, I had about 1/3 of the items in their generous menu and I liked all the items. Their soups, dumplings and dishes like calamari, are great. The customers are treated well and promptly, BUT the wait is often 20-30 min AND it is outside and under the sun... More 

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114 reviews 114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We had to wait quite a while to get into this small restaurant, outside the door and in the sun, but it was worth the wait.The steamed buns with pork and chives were delicious, as were the steamed buns. I was wary of ordering steamed buns because I don't like the rubbery pillowy stuff, but these were more like a... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Small hole in the wall place that seats less than 30. I've eaten here twice both times on a Saturday for lunch. If you're not there by 11:15 expect to have a bit of a wait. Everything I tasted was the real deal and I've eaten at Asian restaurants all over Asia on multiple trips. If you're in the neighborhood... More 

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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My wife and I were visiting San Diego and we saw great reviews for the Dumpling Inn. We drove out to the restaurant in a suburban shopping mall and saw a line of people waiting (it was a Friday night though). We signed up on the waiting list and got in about 20 minutes later. It was definitely worth the... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Went to Dumpling Inn as our first choice when we reached San Diego. We were so excited to see what all the fuss and good reviews are about! Unfortunately, we forgot that a Chinese restaurant in America with good reviews meant that they have modify its taste to suit the Western tongues and taste. To us- the Asian or Chinese... More 

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Safety Harbor, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Really?! A joke! I'll never come back here. What a rathole! Way overpriced too! I can't believe this place is still in business!

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Santiago, Chile
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This small place has the best Chinese noodles and dumplings. The quality has been maintained for years. The place is very simple, there is always a waiting list hangining from the door. service is friendly and fast. The food is very tasty. We had the pork noodles and a sea bass with steamed rice. Superb!

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Chula Vista, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Although we live 15 miles south of the area and there are other Chinese restaurants closer to us, whenever my family and I have a yen (bad pun, sorry) for very good homestyle Chinese cooking, we end up at the DUMPLING INN. My personal favorites are the boiled pork and chive dumplings, steamed gai lan (Chinese broccoli), and the oven... More 

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San Diego, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Based on a friends recommendation we ordered several items. Deluxe war wonton soup 12 vegetable dumplings and an assorted vegetable entree. I was amazed how awful everything was. The dumpling dough was raw and doughy, the vegetable entree was extremely tasteless and very overlooked. We asked for a dipping sauce for the dumpling and to our amazement were told there... More 

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San Diego, California
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176 reviews 176 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

So this has some very tasty dishes,some fine/average dishes and one or two "eh" dishes- now some of this I am sure is personal preference, but some of it is I have also gotten to sample great chinese food along my travels so yes my standards are maybe a little high. wait here can be intense, you write your own... More 

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Additional Information about Dumpling Inn

Address: 4619 Convoy St, Ste F, San Diego, CA 92111-2318
Phone Number: 858-268-9638
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 6
Cuisine: Chinese

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