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$5 - $10
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Asian, Chinese
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
0.7 miles from Union Square
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Reviewed December 30, 2021

This is a small dumpling house in the East Village between Avenue A and 1st Avenue. It specializes in a whole variety ( pork, beef, soup, and veggie) of dumplings to go or to eat in. Great for a quick lunch, on the go, or...a snack. Cheap eats. Guests can always order frozen dumplings to take home. It is a cash only place. For rock n roll fans, the building that houses Dumpling Man is legendary in rock n roll history. The Rolling Stones shot the "Waiting for a Friend" music video in front of the building. Led Zeppelin's "Physical Graffiti" album cover was shot next door. This was in the the 1970s and early 80s when the East Village was the mecca for the fashion, art, music, and outsider worlds. Sex, drugs, and music were wild and free.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed August 19, 2019

As someone lived in Beijing and half Chinese, I was expecting something pretty good in a street food style. Def catered for those who want something pre or post drinking. Dumplings were below average VERY thick skins and the texture of the veggie ones were...def no very Chinese. Also didn't see any vinegar for those who are accustomed to that. I wouldn't go back unless I was in urgent need of a stomach filler.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

Loved this place in the East Village! Well worth a visit for a quick bite, especially if you’re having a few drinks in the area. I had soup dumplings and my friend had fried veggie gyoza - both perfect. Only thing missing was white wine...on the menu, but they had red, so I could live with it.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

Was looking just for soup dumplings and this place was great! Menu is just dumplings, we got soup dumplings and vegetable dumplings. Best part is you get to watch the ladies making them through the glass so it was awesome for my son to watch....It’s very small inside with just some counter seats. Recommend if you are looking to grab some dumplings on the go!!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

My wife had the seared veggie dumplings with asian tahini sauce and loved it. Easy counter ordering, sit down if you want. I didnt have any as not GF.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

The Dumpling Man has reinvented the dumpling! The dumpling wrappers are so tender and each of the different fillings are full of incredible flavor. My favorites are the vegetarian (with tofu & shiitake mushroom) and shrimp, but I also love the chicken and pork too....All of the three dipping sauces, are tasty. You can choose between having them steamed or seared. While waiting for your order, it is fun to watch the cooks preparing the dumplings from behind the glass.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed June 21, 2018

By NYC standards Dumpling Man has been around forever. They have a great menu with many options, seasonal offerings and several ways to customize via extra sauces / toppings. There's only bar seating and not much of it so not great for groups or fancy...dates but it's a great place to stop in with a friend or two. Also worth noting they have a see-through partition behind the counter and you can watch the staff prep the dumplings. Pretty cool! Disappointing they now have a minimum order of six per dumpling, so you can't mix and match like you used to be able to but still a great, inexpensive option if you're in the East Village / St. Marks area.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

The was our audible snack stop between McSorley’s & PDT - THE perfect pit stop to balance out the beer sloshing around inside. Handmade Pork dumpling 🥟 was the Bomb

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Do not be scared by the shabby ex- and interior. The dumplings are freshly prepared and delicious. Simple, tasty and not expensive. (About 10$ a person for dumplings and a beer)

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

My son and I were walking around the East Village and decided to stop in at Dumpling Man to share an order of dumplings. Super affordable and fast. Great option if you are on a budget!

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

Whatever I'm in New York I always make a visit to dumpling man it's a little spot on the east side st. Mark's area and you can watch the ladies make the dumplings in front of you there's so plump and juicy and inexpensive

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2017 via mobile

The most delicious dumpling I tried in NY. The vegetarian option is amazing - the one who made me go there a few times! The place is lovely and you can see how the dumplings are made - in a traditional way! Also, the prize...is great and well served!More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Very Tasty, they prepare everything in front of you. The Mizo soup and chicken dumplings where delicious.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

good dumplings! It's good to see the cooks doing the dumplings in front of you. Small place with about 8 seats to sit.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed July 4, 2017

Dumpling Man serves dumplings, soups and salad, don't go in expecting anything fancy. There are about 6 different dumpling fillings any given day, along with the soup dumpling with pork filling and chicken soup inside. Delicious. The prices are 6 pieces from $5-$7 or 10...pieces from $9-$11. You can sit at the counter and watch the dumplings being made while sipping on an ice tea or bubble tea. There are several dipping sauces you can purchase for the dumplings. They also offer two dessert dumplings: banana or pumpkin and appetizers of edamame, cold noodles or a green salad, along with 3 types of soup, all for under $5 each. On the day I went, we also had a pork belly dim sum special, which I did not like. But the star is the dumpling. My preference is the chicken or pork. You can also try a sampler, which is one of each. The place is small (only about 3 tables and counter) and the service is friendly. Great place for authentic, inexpensive Northern Asian dumplings. They are open 7 days/week from 11:30am-11:30pm and to 12:30am on Fri & Sat. They also offer their dumplings frozen for purchase to take home.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3