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Mr. Shi's Dumplings

#18 of 9,906 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
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74 Baochaohutong | Gulou East Street, Beijing 100009, China
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10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overpriced & overrated. I usually trust reviews on TripAdvisor, but this one was disappointing. I got fried mutton, pork & cabbages, pork & corn dumplings (5 each for total of 55 yuan) with hot sour soup, and paid 70 yuan. It just simply was not good. Maybe because I ordered fried ones? DRY. Meat was far from being mouth watering.... More 

Thank 里子 山
Mission Viejo, United States
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here with our family and tour group. We had dumplings (both steamed and baked) and the steamed were the best Beijing style I have ever had. My understanding is they make them a little differently in the south. We ordered probably 11 different dishes and all were good. We especially surprised at how good the egg plant was.... More 

Thank Michael S
Canberra, Australia
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10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dumplings are fine, but some of the other dishes are a little bland. Very popular with foreign tourists. Worth a visit.

Thank kimlG6502DB
Porto Alegre, RS
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91 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't deny that their dumplings are delicious, but I think it's too expensive :/ we can probably find good dumplings in other smaller places...

Thank julianafornasier
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was by myself, and had heard of this place in a "Beijing expat" web blog. So this place is known to english expats and the word has spread to tourists. Even though the staff do not really speak english, it has a universal vibe, I noticed immediately the walls covered with names, logos and greetings! I had a basic... More 

Thank swengtrip
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent quite a bit of time zipping around the hutongs on e-kick scooters (see my review of Sideways Beijing) and stopped here for lunch. Both boys, aged 10 and 8, loved the food and so did us adults. Lots of dumplings, 1000 year old eggs, rice and beer made for happy times. Menu is in English and Chinese, and... More 

Thank cam_sydney4
Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very typical small hutong restaurant. Cozy atmosphere. Great for a dinner with friends but also for a fast dinner alone. Dumplings are of course delicious. This is a MUST go place to try local food ad experience the "Beijing life".

Thank _slvcrb
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

This is my go to spot in Beijing for dumplings. Although this place can be touristy from time to time and there are other local spots where you can find cheaper dumplings, the food here is quality! Particularly as a vegetarian Mr. Shi's has a better selection of vegetarian dumplings than any other spot I've seen in Beijing. You can... More 

Thank Bravery K
Beijing, China
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Unfortunately, my wife and I did not have a good experience here. We ordered a beef dish, and they had the audacity to bring us PORK, and then repeatedly deny that it was pork. We were happy to accept that it was pork and pay for that dish, but they insisted that it was beef. The meat was very clearly... More 

Thank adequate2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Best lunch we had in Beijing. The food was great, dumplings were awesome. We had a bit of everything and we really enjoyed it ! We recommend this place.

Thank Cassandre S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?