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Excellent Dumpling House

111 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10013-4105
+1 212-219-0212
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“dumplings” (188 reviews)
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Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
111 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10013-4105
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The dumplings are good, but the sweet and sour pork was not the original chinese version. I was a but disappointed by this one. Had a few pieces of the pork only.

Thank Katie L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had pork dumplings, chicken lo mein and basil chicken. All of it was excellent. It's small and we went around 2pm. I would imagine it's probably difficult to find a seat at lunch time.

Thank Ken K
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a small place that's been around for many years. The dumplings were excellent, as was the garlic pork. Hot and sour soup was very spicy and delicious. It's like eating in the kitchen of your friend's house. I would definitely go back!

Thank funlonghorn
Reviewed 6 days ago

Portions good but have had better Chinese food. Service sporadic--it took a while for someone to wait on us. I did enjoy the plenteous hot tea.

Thank Jenn R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although the place doesn't look inviting from the outside, the food is excellent, as the name of the restaurant suggests. We had shrimp & crab and spinach dumplings and they were amazing!!!

Thank Juliana W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place does great food , if you are looking for more of an experience this might not be the place for you but if you judge somewhere on their quality of food then you can't do much better

Thank Daveengl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awful, dreadful, horrendous! We are used to really excellent Asian food having lived in Sydney and had high hopes for this place especially as the reviews are generally good. I do not have a clue what everyone else is on about, I really do not!?...More

Thank LeChick
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a delicious lunch at Excellent Dumpling today. It is not fancy and there is little customer service. However, it is delicious and affordable! Highly recommended!

Thank lulukale
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch on a Sunday with my wife and teenage son. We ordered 5 different kinds of dumplings and shared...all amazing. Have to say the fried pork was my favorite. Service was fast and prices very reasonable.

Thank Ward S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing fancy for sure, but can't be beat for lunch. Enjoyed sitting at community table talking to folks from around the globe while enjoying delicious dumplings, egg rolls, pork chops, soup and tea. $15.00 for two of us!!!

Thank Mersejohn
Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and
smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like
entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle
that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families
stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up
at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from
the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many
bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hayley E
Hello, Can you book a table in advance? I live in England and it says to ring with questions but that would be a lot of money
16 February 2017|
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Response from OArias | Reviewed this property |
Hello, the place is tiny, and it's always crowded, but the line moves fast enough. Get there early, and build up some hunger while you wait. 15-30 minutes wait. Thats' all.
Boyd H
Do i need reservations to eat here on Thanksgiving day for lunch around 2pm?
23 November 2016|
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Response from dragospen | Reviewed this property |
No reservation needed. Good food at a decent price.
Will you be open on Christmas?
19 December 2015|
Response from Marciahi | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Open on Christmas.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10013-4105
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-219-0212
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