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“Will visit again” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dumpling Republic - CLOSED

Dumpling Republic
Price range: $9 - $27
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Asian Buffet Restaurant with huge range of hot and cold snacks, soups, stir fry's, hand crafted dumplings, salads and desserts. We also have a fully licensed bar that serves up tasty cocktails, soft drinks, juices, local beers and divine wines. Family friendly at a great price.
Gold coast
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Will visit again”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

My friend and I enjoyed a nice light dinner here tonight. The staff were friendly, attentive and explained the menu/ordering and offered recommendations. We had 2 types of dumpling and the lemon chicken. It was all tasty, and to their credit the chicken was not at all greasy. For the location and quality of the food I found the pricing fair. Unfortunately I have forgotten the name of our waiter but he was a star and made sure we had everything we needed without being over the top. I'll be returning.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank kmiler
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Alan N, Manager at Dumpling Republic, responded to this review, June 22, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments about our food and pricing. Special thanks for the complimentary words about our staff member.
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205 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
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English first
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Good food, nice staff but idiotic payment system (and cashier)”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

The food at this place is pretty good, especially the dumplings. The staff were friendly but I got the impression they were fearful of making any mistakes. They were obviously under orders to keep checking if we were alright and each time marking the docket on our table. They also ask you to fill in a survey about the food and service. Freakin unbelievable......what sort of managers run this place?......Micro management of staff is so obvious and so stupid.

The most ridiculous thing about eating here is paying at the end of the meal. You need to stand outside amongst the passing traffic and wait to pay....and wait....and wait. The people around me were rolling their eyes at having to line up to pay.

When I finally got to paying, the guy taking the money, Alan asked what table we were at even though it was written on the docket I gave him. How the hell would I know what table I was at. He was in a complete flap, running about like the proverbial headless chook. It took about 5 minutes for him to do the transaction. His incompetence was the reason for the delay in paying and was at odds with the rest of the service experienced at the restaurant.

Actually it's funny looking at reviews of this restaurant cause Alan, the Manager seems to respond to most of them either with glowing praise for a nice review or a defensive response for a negative review. I think I know where the micro management comes from.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank 73Mark
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Alan N, Manager at Dumpling Republic, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
We apologize for the delay in taking your payment. We have installed an additional cashier station and terminal to avoid future delays in payment. I am sorry as I do not recall ever taking five minutes to process a transaction. In order to assure that multiple food orders are promptly delivered to the table, we do have our waitstaff periodically check the order ticket that is on the table.
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Broadbeach, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

Fantastic food, great service and excellent experience. Didn't wait very long and the food was so fresh.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank Kym T
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Alan N, Manager at Dumpling Republic, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
We are so pleased that you enjoyed our delicious food and great service. Thank you.
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Nerang, Australia
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not bad for the first time....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

Food was pleasant, enjoyed the noodle soup, spring rolls and chicken wings, service was good, the front of house was very welcoming. Only thing against was that the food was a bit over priced compared too the Yum Cha in the same centre. Would recommend to others however.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank DebBell1973
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Alan N, Manager at Dumpling Republic, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Thank you. We do appreciate referrals. Our pricing reflects the quality and freshness of our food.
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Hobart
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Authentic food, service was up to standard.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

We (3 generations) visited for a late (light) lunch, had selection of two types of dumpling and found them very authentic. Having visited China a couple of years ago, we feel qualified to make this observation. Service was attentive and exceeded the standard we would have expected in this type of venue. Will be return? Absolutely!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
2 Thank DavidSHobart
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Alan N, Manager at Dumpling Republic, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Thank you so much. We always appreciate positive feedback.
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