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Dumpling Inn

#869 of 4,156 Restaurants in San Diego
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4619 Convoy St, Ste F, San Diego, CA 92111-2318
858-268-9638
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Decent dumpling and noodle place

The Dumpling Inn just moved into a much bigger space in the same stripmall as the original restaurant. There is a Shanghai Noon bar and its much trendier. The food is about the same. I had the Xiao long Bao which was OK however they did not have the proper dark vinegar for it. The spicy beef noodle... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
gzau
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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209 reviews 209 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The Dumpling Inn just moved into a much bigger space in the same stripmall as the original restaurant. There is a Shanghai Noon bar and its much trendier. The food is about the same. I had the Xiao long Bao which was OK however they did not have the proper dark vinegar for it. The spicy beef noodle was OK... More 

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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coronado
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72 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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DC
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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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130 reviews 130 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4619 Convoy St, Ste F, San Diego, CA 92111-2318
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 858-268-9638

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 6
  • Cuisine: Chinese
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?