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Shanghai Dumpling Cafe

35 Childers St, Canberra 2601, Australia
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  • Excellent4%
  • Very good50%
  • Average24%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible18%
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“dim sum” (2 reviews)
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35 Childers St, Canberra 2601, Australia
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Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

When this place first opened it was pretty good. It seems to have changed owners since. I have tried it twice recently and the food is appalling. Fried frozen dumplings - chewy no taste. Ma Po tofu with no noticeable pork. Give this place a...More

Thank Dougald O
Reviewed July 9, 2017

Nice place for a casual meal. Been twice, dim sum and soup dumplings are very good, and well priced. Service pleasant, will return!

Thank MDFL
Reviewed April 21, 2017

Nothing special to see here, but the food is average and at average prices. Lackluster service does not help and a tiny interior makes this our quick stop for take away. Certainly do return to this place on a semi-regular basis.

Thank drg003
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

Deep fried pork dumpling full of water! and tasteless Must have been fried from frozen blerk! Mongolian beef was a plate of slices of beef drowning in a bottled sauce - my guest diner suggested that if we sent he food back staff would stand...More

Thank Diiabolical
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Excellent dumplings is what you get here. Staff barely speak English but the service is great and they are helpful and friendly. Dumplings are the best in Canberra. Prices are cheap and food is quick to come to the table. Excellent place for a quick...More

Thank Craig257
Reviewed February 7, 2017

I try to visit this restaurant as often as possible when I'm in town. I always order the vegetarian fried noodles and either the bamboo-steamed vegetarian combination dumplings or the vegetarian dumpling noodle soup. I've never been disappointed with any of these dishes. The dumplings...More

Thank glaciergirl_hobart
Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

I visited recently and greatly enjoyed the dumplings. I had steamed chicken dumplings which were delicious. The staff were really friendly and the service was prompt. I'll be back again for more dumplings soon!

Thank I_Louvre_France
Reviewed January 18, 2017

We went here for lunch, and not only did they serve us the best fried dumplings ever, I left my handbag there and they went out of their way to help me as I had already gone back to Victoria. They dropped it off to...More

Thank Kirstin H
Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch, looked busy from the outside and appeared to be authentic. Meals were $15aud each. Friend had vegetarian fried noodles, which was greasy and had very few vegetables in it. I had pork with Chinese cabbage and rice cakes. I struggled to find...More

Thank NatClark100
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Great venue if you want to have a cheap and easy get together before an event. With free BYO and delicious and cheap dumplings it's hard to pass up. Always recommend to anyone who is in the city and wants authentic Chinese dumplings. Service however...More

Thank Sean C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Childers St, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
Located in the UniLodge near the Australian National University
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