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Dumpling Inn

4619 Convoy St, Ste F, San Diego, CA 92111-2318
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Ranked #675 of 4,039 restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $6
Cuisines: Chinese
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79% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
2 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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157 reviews 157 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Fort Collins, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I always make a point to visit this place whenever I come to San Diego. I mostly just fill up on different types of dumplings, but other dishes are well-prepared and tasty. Overall, definitely fantastic food, but I definitely recommend trying this place during an "off" time of day to avoid a long wait outside.

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San Diego, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This was our first time here even though we have been going to nearby Jasmine Seafood/Dim Sum for Decades. My wife and I shared a Diced Shrimp & Chive Dumpling appetizer, 10 pieces, a lunch sized Saute' Shrimp w/Garlic Sauce and a Spicy 3 Ingredient Noodle soup made of shrimp, calamari and chicken. Based on other reviews we ordered the... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Ordered 50 dumplings between 5 of us and managed to finish it all! Delicious! Very filling. Although small place and had to wait for some time in the queue. Worth the wait though, and pricing was alright. Our bill came to $99. Atmosphere was busy/low key/cosy.

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