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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having wandered through Chinatown a few times on previous visits to NYC, I am mortified to admit I hadn’t ever stopped for food. Not this time though, this time I came planned and prepared to take on the best Chinatown has to offer and “Fried...Dumplings” came up on a number of reviews I’d read so off I embarked to find it. Located on Mosco St, this little hole in the wall has very limited standing area for ordering, no seating and even more limited English. Truthfully my absolute lack of mandarin doesn’t help at all, so the fact the lady in the shop knew enough English to pity me was the only reason I came away with what I went in for! I opted for the roast pork and chive fried dumplings and WOW! If the crazy 15 dumpling portion size wasn’t enough, they are packed with flavour and character! Whilst the little place doesn’t look much, the age old saying “Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover” comes to mind!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 15, 2022 via mobile

Good value for money - 15 pieces of dumplings for 5$! Very small place no seating area you have to take the food away. They do basically nothing else the whole day only those dumplings. No one speaks English there. Cash only payment. The filling...is very good the dough it difficult to digest to mich flour for my stomach, but it is a good quick bite to share when in the neighbourhood.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed September 30, 2021

Hole in wall, as others have mentioned. 1 staff member, 1 stove, a whole lot of dumplings. Reminiscent of an open kitchen in Asia. Prices are now $5 for 15 or $10 for 30 for dumplings (so like 33c per piece). Couldn't find the soy...sauce or vinegar. Limited English - if you speak some Mandarin, it might help. You should be able to point at the menu and grunt. Best value dumplings I have ever had in my entire life (compared to home in Australia). To top it all off, the dumplings are actually pretty decent quality. I don't think you can go wrong here.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 8, 2021 via mobile

Hole in the wall takeout on side street in Chinatown- best dumplings around! Employee said “small or large?” and gave a price ($5 for 17 dumplings), we paid and walked to a nearby park to sit and enjoy the fried dumplings. Absolutely delicious and one...of our favourite parts of our NYC trip.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed February 14, 2021

I love coming to Fried Dumpling. The dumplings are excellent and so well cooked. The cook/owner was having a special on Chinese New Year, either that or it was a marketing ploy. She was selling 17 dumplings for $5.00 or 30 for $10.00. I opted...for the 17. I never thought I could eat 17 dumplings but I made my way to the nearby park and devoured all of them in about ten minutes. These delicious little dumplings were perfectly fried in oil and were crisp on the outside and tender on the inside and had the nice flavor of pork and chives. They are just excellent. The woman that does all the cooking is a real character and does such a nice job in her store.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed April 3, 2020

I just happened upon this little gem and so happy I did! Not only are the dumplings scrumptious but it's entertaining too. The woman who waited on me barely spoke English, pretty much told me what I was going to have and barked the amount...at me. Hilarious! I loved it and loved the yummy tasty dumplings. You must visit this hole in the wall Fried Dumpling establishment! You won't be sorry, I promise!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

Very simple menu. Pretty much Dumplings and that’s it. But they are good and cheap. A small counter to sit and eat at. Probably room for about 5 people. It was quiet when I went. I ate waaaaay too many. Cos they were yummy. Cheapest...lunch I had on my whole trip.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 19, 2020 via mobile

My daughter discovered this place. She loves dumplings and was on a tight budget. Apparently there can be queues. The menu is succinct and the prices are right. The two women run a tight ship and you can buy frozen dumplings to cook at home.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 14, 2020 via mobile

I have literally been going to Fried Dumpling for over 10 years now. The quality is the same and I can not visit NYC without a visit or two to this delicious little nook in Chinatown. The dumplings are too die for and have remained...consistently so for as long as I can remember.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2020 via mobile

My husband and I sought this place out! We love dumpling s and this place did not disappoint! We also had hot and sour soup, which we could not finish so we took with us. It warmed us up 30 minutes later after walking in...the cold!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 1, 2020 via mobile

Fantastic dumplings (5 for $1.50) ! Friendly service. This is a must for dumpling lovers, don't miss out if your in the area.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 15, 2019 via mobile

We found this fried dumpling place while we walked around New York City! Amazing dumplings and you cannot beat the price!! We actually visited three times, but one night they closed early due to the weather. Definitely recommend stopping by and grabbing $3 for 10!...Perfect inexpensive meal and they taste great!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 8, 2019 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful authentic Chinese food! We loved the steamed dumplings and our chicken with ramen! Staff is friendly and accommodating! The food is cheap and tasty. We will come back when in NYC.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 4, 2019 via mobile

We went to this place especially because of the good reviews on Tripadvisor. It was thanksgiving day around 8pm, the place looked empty with the exception of 2 people. We wanted to order some fried dumplings and beef buns. Alas they ran out of beef...buns so we were trying to decide how many dumplings we’d like. Whilst we were thinking, the lady(owner) kept on pressuring us. I tried to communicate with her in English but she told me that she does not speak English! How can she not speak any English, living in New York and having run the business for so long is beyond me. Anyway we bought the dumplings as a take- out and ate them in the hotel. The price is amazing , so cheap , perhaps that’s why it has good reviews. Truthfully The quality is less than desired! The meat filling inside the dumplings is so little, all you are eating is the dumpling skin. (Dough). They also tasted bland. Sadly if I was in New York again, I will not be paying this shop another visit.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 29, 2019

We come here everytime we are in NYC! I just love these dumplings. They taste really good, they are dirtcheap and they are sort of healthy. I get a good service every time - would not change a thing!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Mike W
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Nope not at all honestly, they just sell dumplings. since they only take cash I doubt they do that.
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Yes, Fried Dumpling offers takeout services.

Fried Dumpling is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5