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Mr. Shi's Dumplings

#17 of 11,838 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
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74 Baochao Hutong | Gulou East Street, Beijing 100009, China
Name/address in local language
+86 10 8405 0399
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a dumpling sampler and the oil splash noodles (appropriately named, you've been warned!), and both were delicious! We're big dumpling lovers, and while everything was scrumptious, the noodles really stole the show. They were handmade in view, and they were so fresh and delicious and perfect. Mmm. Mouth is watering thinking about them. The restaurant is in a... More 

Thank laurahasthetravelbug
Aachen, Germany
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had some really delicious dumplings there. If you get the right table, you can also watch them prepare your meal.

Thank credics
Beijing, China
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Who doesn't like dumplings? At Mr Shi they are just world class. Always fresh and just cooked to perfection. Enjoy the many many difference flavors to choose from.

Thank TinaInChina
Moscow, Russia
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89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This little restaurant is situated in one hutong not far from the Gulou. You can easily find it there. I was looking for some place to enjoy Chinese dumplings and thanks to TripAdvisor, I found this one. But it is a really very-very good one. Though the place is small, but they have a wide variety of dumplings and different... More 

Thank Maria M
San Jose, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Back in a Hutong alley, very small place. Only about 5 tables in there but there was only one other couple in the place. They have a large menu and you can order many different types of dumplings, I highly recommend getting a sampler with three different flavors (shrimp and egg were delicious, so were pork and spring onion). They... More 

Thank Kathryn C
Beijing, China
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is good and the menu is extensive enough to please everyone. However, this place is really overpriced for what you get. I would recommend Bao Yuan Jiao Zi Guan as a better place that isn't quite as pricey.

Thank Steven S
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived to this place on a freezing December evening after navigating the hutongs (easy if you are using a gps). The dumplings were some of the best ever, freshly made in front of you and with endless fillings. You can also mix and match which is great if you want to try as many as possible. This place is... More 

Thank AndraBel
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing little place in the Hutongs near the Drum and Bell Tower. A lovely quirky small place with notes on the walls from other travellers that have visited. I think I saw a Scottish Saltire on the wall haha! Quick service and you can see the dumplings being prepared. I had the fried dumplings and they were delicious - Mr... More 

Thank Chris1611
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff, great fresh food. It's fast and easy to order if you don't speak Chinese. Obviously, get dumplings!

Thank Tabitha S
Sunderland, Tyne & Wear
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118 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went without knowing anything about the hype of other reviews on Tripadvisor. It's a small restaurant in the Hutong with quick service and some really good food. If you are a Chinese food connoisseur it is probably far too westernized for your palate, but for me it was ideal as I was not feeling adventurous I'd done that all... 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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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 Baochao Hutong | Gulou East Street, Beijing 100009, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighborhood: Houhai
  • Phone Number: +86 10 8405 0399
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?