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All reviews dumplings soup xiaolongbao pork chilli crab prawns worth the wait chinese food small place quick service busy restaurant visit melbourne yum takeaway
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Reviewed 22 February 2021

This place is a popular choice in Chinatown. I was lucky enough to be seated straight away on a busy Sunday. Ordered the dumplings, although meal was huge just for myself. They need to offer a smaller plate. No way I could eat 8 large...dumplings. Only got through 4 of them. Staff were busy but friendly. Would love to eat here again with friends to share.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 24 March 2020

Amazing steam Pork Dumplings Number 1 on menu. Best I have ever had. Also the sauteed Lamb, was superb. Braised Pork and Bao buns, No 45 great, but the lamb, fabulous. Thinly shaved, wasn't expecting that but it is delicious. Speedy service. Quick turnover of...people, so don't be put off by the queues.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 19 March 2020 via mobile

Delicious dumplings that are freshly made on site - you can watch them make it at their window. Reasonable price. Excellent value for quality.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 8 March 2020 via mobile

Walking past a line of people waiting for a dumpling restaurant to open is a good sign - and the food was worth the wait! Dumplings hot and tasty - and cheap. Love it

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 20 February 2020

Value for money - food was quick, fresh and tasty. Generous serving size - taking the left overs home was no issue

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 19 February 2020 via mobile

Could have got a better Chinese meal in a food court!! Definitely Won’t be returning big let down unfortunately

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 16 February 2020

Walked past at lunchtime and saw a line up out the front door. Thought it must be good so got on the end of the line. We were swiftly greeted by a friendly member of staff and were kindly asked to look through the menu...and order our food while we waited for a table to free up. The line moved exceptionally fast as did our food once we were seated. Dumplings were the best we've ever had and the king pao chicken noodle special was delicious and full of flavour (and chilli!) Would highly recommend for delicious authentic Chinese food! Will definitely be back next time we are in town.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 16 February 2020

I’d been wanting to try this resto many times since i first visited China town. Line is always huge for dinner but seems very good vibrant at night though. I stoped this resto for lunch and surprised that no line at all. The food was...quick and tasty. The staff was all right but not very attentive or friendly. Ordered Tan Tan noodles soup and it’s huge so i took leftover home. Got Mapho Tofu for takeaway and love the soft and melting tofu! Very delicious. Some restaurants around that corner use harder tofu and it makes the taste of mapo tofu big different. Love the tofu here is the best. If you wanna try but cant be bothered to wait for hours, i would recommend to come for lunch.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 9 February 2020 via mobile

Good quality home made dumplings made our day. The steamed Pork dumplings were just right, the perfect amount of soup and not outrageously hot lime most. The calamari however were way too salty, yes, I did order salt n pepper calamari but less salt would...have made me taste the calamari. The Stir fried Prawn with vegetables were superb.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 7 February 2020

The xiao long baos were very well made with a thin skin and a right amount of soup inside. I was slightly disappointed with the steamed egg custard buns. The filling was a bit rough and thick. Would return for the dumplings.

Date of visit: January 2020
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As listed, just up Little Bourke from Elizabeth away from Emporium
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