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“Excellent dumplings - chilli oil dumplings are a must!!”
Review of New Kum Den

New Kum Den
Ranked #677 of 4,390 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Reviewed April 10, 2013

This is a bit off the beaten track and we stumbled on this by accident after Hutong Dumpling House was booked out. We went on a friday night with a group of friends. There was a bit of wait, but the turnover is quick. It is BYO which is an added plus. We ordered their dumplings, quail, chilli crab and some other dishes. Everything was great. The dumplings were particularly excellent and on par with Hutong and other great dumpling houses in Melbourne. Their chilli oil dumplings are to die for. They also have the dumplings with the broth inside and these were exactly like the dumplings I had in Beijing and Shanghai on a trip to China. The Maître d was hiliarious and provided us with some entertainment. Food came out quickly and the service although chaotic was good. Great value too - cheap but without compromising quality.

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We came across this restaurant whilst visiting the hawkers' market in the lane. Very attentive staff and amusing maitre d'. The opinion of us all is that the dim sim was tasty as was the hot and sour soup. Main meals delicious and a bonus chicken dish brought to the table for us to sample. All in all a very good experience and it was BYO as a bonus.

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Reviewed March 4, 2013

The new prawn shaoi long bao and chilli won ton are very impressive which are very different from another dumpling house. Pan- fried salmon is fresh. The eye fillet is awesome too. The service is friendly and efficient, I didn't have to raise my hand to get the attention. The waiter in white shirt had really take care of my 2 year old daughter with some candy, so I could have a peace meal. New kum den is worth to dine in.

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Reviewed December 6, 2012

Took our staff to New Kum Den last night Dec 5th for dinner. Found the manager very rude. I was scolded for not telling him that one of our staff was bringing her baby in a pusher. When we put it out of the way by the wall, the manager commented he had no choice about it!! It was not blocking any walk way at all!
Food was good however it was all marred by the manager yelling at his waiting staff & his terrible attitude.
Won't be going back.

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1  Thank shezp2003
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

the first time i visited new kum den I was absolutely delighted with the srvice and even more astounded at just how good the quality of the food is given the very modest price. This place is perfect for large groups out to dinner with its byo and large array of dishes, something for everyones taste.

ideally located in the heart of melbournes china town, we often use this wonderful restaraunt as a starting point before a night out. The food is exceptional, the staff are friendly and we are yet to have a bad experience here of any kind.

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