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Mr. Shi's Dumplings

#19 of 11,841 Restaurants in Beijing
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74 Baochaohutong | Gulou East Street, Beijing 100009, China
Name/address in local language
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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San Francisco, CA
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This dumpling place has a very casual setting, but the food is delicious, plentiful, and well-priced. Lots of dumpling filling selections, including many vegetarian. I ordered too much, not realizing there would be 15 dumplings in an order. I got a noodle soup, as well, and it was much bigger than the photo in the menu. Delicious comfort food.

Thank SanFranSarah
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It wasn't awful, but it's definitely a 2.5 stars rounded up really. I was pretty excited to try their dumplings given their high TA rating and was expecting a fun local spot. In reality it's more of a hostel dining room - Geared up to feel comfortable to people who would perhaps really rather be back in the west it... More 

Thank Klgvdb
Bellevue, Washington
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by Mr. Shi's on the recommendation of TripAdvisor and it did not disappoint. After finding our way down a very narrow hutong (alley) we finally found a spot and we were ushered in to a table - we had a very large party and our tour guide had been kind enough to phone ahead for us. We went... More 

Thank ArmandoVa
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here during our last two visits in Beijing in the last three years and love the place. The variety of dumplings makes this place a must!

Thank Benjamin_Hu
Durham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go there - it's lovely! Close to Orchid Hotel too (also recommended highly), and a very atmospheric area. Forget the main Beijing sites, the Hutong area is where it is at!

Thank Charlotte R
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mr Shi's was recommended by the local ex-pats who took us there - so glad they did. Mounds of delicious dumplings, swift service, no disappointments. If you're visiting the Drum and Bell Towers, this is just round the corner. Not to be missed.

Thank Toby B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best dumplings we had in China. In fact it was so good we went back the next day. The juice is excellent as well, and all really cheap. Just a word of warning though, unless you are used to using the hutong toilets, go before you get there.

Thank M W
Boucherville, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You must try Mr Shi. Great atmosphere and great food on a typical Beijing Hutong. You won't be disappointed

Thank MandM-CAD
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this place by our hotel which was nearby when we asked about getting authentic dumplings. Granted it can be 'touristy' but there is a good mix of people here, we found tourists and locals when we went and loved the Hutong location and vibe. The food was superb, easy menus, helpful staff and reasonable prices, thoroughly recommended.... More 

Thank Adam C
Malaga, Spain
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is situated in a hutong near the drum and bell tower. It has got a great selection of dumplings and other dishes and the atmosphere is informal and friendly. Original decoration and a good mixture of locals and tourists. The menus are in English and the waiting staff have few problems understanding your order. Don't expect gourmet food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Baochaohutong | Gulou East Street, Beijing 100009, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighborhood: Houhai
  • Phone Number: 010-84050399
email: laoshisj@qq.com tel:84050399 mobile:13161003826 BEST food we had on our entire trip!!!! Small, local joint near bell tower.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?