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David's Dumpling & Noodle Bar

#34 of 1,140 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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1900 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607-7349
+1 919-239-4536
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:15
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:15
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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New Bern,NC
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow, impressive menu and fantastic food. We expected a take out place. Inside of restaurant is also great, although we had take out this time around. The fried softshell crab was great and the dumplings and noodles were as well.

Thank SteveOEWN
New Bern, North Carolina
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135 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in on Sunday to grab a bite to eat on the way to a concert at Red Hat. The food was decent, but the service wasn't great. Our server was not attentive at all. We went at a slow time, so it seemed like she was in the back the entire time. We had to wait for a... More 

Thank CBarr617
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

DiY pork steamed buns are dope, get extra steamed buns because there is a lot on the plate! Also the half fried dumplings are a must. Waitress made a Sir-Mix-A-lot joke about buns haha

Thank Chris A
Plano, Texas
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136 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I eat here every time I visit my daughter at college. It is within walking distance of the campus, so makes it convenient. Very cute brick building and the food is good too.

Thank Holly W
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This place was a great find. Very close to the double tree hotel and aloft. As soon as I walked in I was greeted by the staff. The bar is fully stocked with sake, beer, and liquor. Had a nice highland beer to start with a small soup of the day. The Malaysian curry noodle soup was ordered and slurped... More 

Thank Alexander H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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1,067 reviews
512 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 455 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Dave's is always good and very consistent. And it has many vegetarian dishes. Dave starts you off with a small serving of carrot ginger soup. We shared the excellent edamame and mushroom dumplings. I had very good mo shoo tofu with light and puffy steamed buns. My wife had the seafood noodle soup, which she enjoyed immensely. Our friend had... More 

Thank John M
Roanoke, Virginia
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This restaurant comes highly recommended by anyone you ask. They have a limited lunch menu with authentic dishes that are reasonably priced. Service is quick, but you do not feel rushed. The atmosphere made me want to come back when the bar was open. I highly recommend getting the half-fried dumplings, they were amazing. They can adjust the spice of... More 

Thank LeahE530
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I have been here a few times with family for dinner. Needless to say I am never disappointed, the food is always hot, delicious and quick. The service is great and I have always seen David working just as hard as any one. A great atmosphere and you never leave hungry. A definite for anything Asian cuisine!

Thank A4ND4
Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Went to David's after a long day just because it looked interesting. I was promptly greeting and we were sat immediately. The place was busy but not crowded early on a Friday night. The menu has a lot of interesting dishes. I decided to start with the Hot and Sour soup which was very well done. The flavors were nicely... More 

Thank Peter J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Maybe I went wrong ordering Kungpao chicken and not dumplings. Ot noodles. I asked for the spiciest menu item and was directed to this - fatty chicken, and not much of it. And no spice. 5 of 8 in the party felt the same way about their meals, from shrimp to beef. Amuse Bouche, a ginger soup was thin and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:15
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:15
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1900 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607-7349
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-239-4536
Join us at David's Dumpling and Noodle Bar, a new restaurant at the corner of Hillsborough Street and Oberlin Road. This unique eatery is owned and operated by Chef David Mao, a successful restaurant owner and culinary innovator in Raleigh since 1976. Over the years, if you have eaten at the Mandarin House, The Abacus, The Great Mall of China, The China Cafe and Grille and most recently, the Duck and Dumpling, then you have enjoyed David's inspired menus.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?