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“Best Beijing dumplings” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mr. Shi's Dumplings

Mr. Shi's Dumplings
74 Baochao Hutong | Gulou East Street, Beijing 100009, China (Houhai)
010-84050399
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Ranked #28 of 9,385 restaurants in Beijing
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Houhai
Description: email: laoshisj@qq.com tel:84050399 mobile:13161003826 BEST food we had on our entire trip!!!! Small, local joint near bell tower.
Beijing, China
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“Best Beijing dumplings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is the place to go for dumplings in Beijing. The service is generally very good and the dumplings are delicious with all the different fillings you can imagine. It can get a bit crowded though since it's quite small.

Visited June 2013
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North Olympic Peninsula
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“Fun, local, good, and easy.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Multiple dumpling types plus bottle beer and Beijing beer on tap. We didn't see the tap until after we ordered bottle beer. Still not sure what is meant by "draft beer" in China. As our visit progresses we will figure it out I am sure.

Had both the fried and boiled dumplings. My favorite was the boiled and my wife liked the fried. There are many food options on the menu, but we concentrated on the dumplings...it is Mr Shi's Dumplings! Good mix of local and western clients.

Located on a major, busy hutong which provided a constant source of interest.

Would go again, but not at the cost of not trying other places.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“A great place to experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Mr Shi’s Dumplings is a great place to experience both steamed and fried dumplings to your heart’s content. It’s hard to find but when you find it you’ll know you are at the right place. There is a wide selection of dumplings and other side dishes and all are top notch quality and quantity. It can get noisy as do most Yum Cha or dumpling places, but it adds to the atmosphere. I highly recommend Mr Shi’s dumplings.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“The Most Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Dumplings! Who doesn't love them? What culture doesn't have them? Polish may call them pierogi and Mexicans might call them burritos, Jewish people call them knaidlach and the Chinese call them Jaozi. But they are all just a ball of dough wrapped around some kind of delicious, savory filling. Mr. Shi has taken this ancient food and brought it to a new level through variety, Order them in sets of fifteen, choose fried or boiled. Experiment with pork - shrimp- leek, chicken -eggplant, beef-onion and dozens more. At these prices (about 25 rmb or under $4.00 you can afford to order lavishly. We sat at a long table next to a foursome from Canada, Sweden and the US. Part of the fun was talking to them, sharing a few dumplings and admiring the messages on the walls from all over the world. There are other dishes too, in case dumplings alone don't do it for you. Watch the dumplings being made to order in the glass enclosed kitchen, order a fresh squeezed fruit juice or real draft beer served icy cold (not so easy to find in China). Sit outside weather permitting if you like. Xie xie Mr. Shi.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing Dumplings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

What can one say about Mr Shi's dumplings apart from amazing. Made in front of your eyes from start to finish. Not only are the dumplings tasty and filling so are the dry fried potatoes which are placed in front of you in a wok with a flame underneath to cook them. If you are looking for a 5 star Michelin restaurant you are coming to the wrong place. The décor is defiantly back packers paradise. With both bottled beer and draft beer at a fraction of the price of Sanlitun. If you can't find this place you must be walking around the hutongs with your eyes closed. As it is straight off the main road and signed posted from there the Baochao Hutong, if you get to Modernista bar you have gone to far.

Going back to Mr Shi's again for around the fourth time tomorrow after living in Beijing for a year and will be going back plenty more times.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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