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“Great standard of food for a cheap price”

Shanghai Master Dumpling
Ranked #2,899 of 4,029 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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Neighborhood: Central Business District
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great standard of food for a cheap price”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Melbourne has been in the throws of a Chinese dumpling eaterie craze for a couple of years now. This restaurant is approaching the high end of the standard with home made dumplings and a range of good quality noodle dishes. Not a place for a low carb diet. The xiao long bao were very good with a good refined skin and a pleasing amount of juice trapped within, A good range of plan fried dumplings are available including a few not so commonly available. Prices are competitive. Arguably Hu Tong Restaurant is somewhat better, but I think it is a compliment to the staff that this restaurant can even be discussed in the same breath. A great eat on King Street.

  • Visited July 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Cheap & cheery”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

4 people, 4 entrees, 4 mains, 2 drinks = just unter $65 - Excellent value. Food was tasty (hot & sour soup with dumplings was the bomb!) Decore is very basic but don't let that stop you from eating there.
Will definatley be going back there!

Visited July 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great traditional food”
Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

Cheap and cheerful. Amazing traditional food with so much flavour! Try the fried pork dumplings. I'll be coming back!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank CameronDee
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food at very reasonable prices.”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

The dumplings here are amazing and the food is very reasonably priced. Staff are friendly and service is efficient. We had takeaway but you can dine in - very casual / basic but quite adequate. Would definitely be happy to eat here again.

Visited February 2013
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