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“Average food, value for money.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Dumpling House

Dumpling House
328 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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Ranked #85 of 6,800 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $6 - $10
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
Athens, Greece
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47 restaurant reviews
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“Average food, value for money.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012 via mobile

Come on guys. These are not the best dumplings in Toronto. The dough needs to be as transparent as possible to bring out the flavours from what is inside. This is not the case here. I am not comparing with the best ones I've had in Shanghai, the rest of China or other cities around the world, but even Toronto has restaurants that provide dim sum of way better quality. What is true of this restaurant though is that it provides excellent value for money. You get to pay only $CA6 for 15 of the little gems; well, in this case faux gems.

As for my chicken noodle soup, I was served a huge portion of veg with tiny shreds of chicken in what seemed to be boiled water. I had to add a lot of soya sauce, white pepper and chilly sauce to make it palatable.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Best Dumplings in Toronto”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The dumplings are as good and authentic as they get, they rival China's best.
Service is super quick, and dumpling choices aside, the menu is huge.

I've had dumplings worldwide, and trust me, these are not to be missed.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rockville, Maryland
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Made to Order Dumplings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

This little hole in the wall in the heart of Chinatown doesn't look like much from the sidewalk. You can see the cooks rolling the dough and making the dumplings from the front window. We ordered several #1 specials, 15 hand-made pork & chives dumplings to take back to the hotel to eat. You have to wait about 5-10 mins while they make them fresh. They smell so good, we ended up eating them all as we walked back to the hotel. Had to go back the next day to buy more of them. Don't let the outside appearance turn you away. This is a great little restaurant.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Spring Hill, Florida
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Went here after the Jays game. It was a hole in the wall little place that serves great food. The dumplings were amazing. I wish I knew about this place our first day in Toronto. We got a to go box, planning on eating them in the hotel, but they were so tempting that we went to CN tower and finished them on the benches by the Rogers Centre.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Very Fun Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

We found this place on TripAdvisor and thought we would check it out. The Dumpling House is a tiny restaurant wedged in the heart of Toronto’s Chinatown. Just by peering into the front window, we saw cooks rolling tiny pieces of dough and stuffing them with bits of vegetables and meats. The restaurant was packed with people when we arrived. My husband and I ordered three different kinds of dumplings and fried rice. We both thought the food was outstanding and well priced too!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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