111 Lafayette St, New York, NY | Directions 1001340.718143 -74.000796
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Chinatown
Excellent is right. The dumplings are great and the prices are rock bottom. A great place to come off the streets for a quick bit and some hot soup.
Name says it all – The name says it all. Excelllent dumpling house, yes, so true, very tasty dumpling at a great price.
inexpensive, authentic, good time – The Excellent Dumpling House is worth it just to say you've been there...enjoyable food, friend waitstaff, and you are treated well. This is a great place to stop by for lunch as you are perusing Chinatown's famed goods market. Recommended!
BEST SEAFOOD DUMPLINGS EVER! – Every time I come to New York, this place is a MUST. I don't care what the weather is like, I will make the trek down to Chinatown for their seafood dumplings. I have even had them packed in ice to travel the 6 hours home. They travel well, I might add!! Service is fast and the ingredients are fresh. The best!!
My favorite Chinese place in the city – The food is awesome, I'm a fan of the vegetable dumplings. The only real complaint I've seen about the place is about the service. I wait tables in a service oriented restaurant uptown and yes, it is off-setting at first to have them come up, expect to take your order after 30 seconds at the table, throwing down food, and dropping off the check as soon as the foods hits, but it's also a bit refreshing and sincere. In exchange there are not expectations of etiquette from the diners. You don't have to put your napkin in your lap, eat slowly, or hesitate from just grabbing one of the servers when you need something. I love it and highly recommend it.
I love my dumplings – I love their fried pork dumplings, man, those things are awesome. I've had some other entrees here and I think that they're probably just as good as any other chinese restaurant in the area but the dumplings force me to go to this place. The waiters aren't all that friendly and they just plop down your bill right as you're starting to eat which I think is kinda weird.
Excellent Dumplings – The Dumplings are Excellent as the awning reads. This is a definate must try also the food is very inexpensive.
Excellent soup – The entrees here are mediocre, but I have nothing but good things to say about the soups. For under $5 you get a huge amount of soup that is filling and delicious. I'd recommend the grilled pork chop and double sauteed pork soups. In general, stick with the cheap stuff (soup, dumplings, "rice cake") and you'll be okay. It's crowded but I haven't ever had a problem finding a seat (I've eaten here late night, for lunch on a weekend, dinner on a weekday, etc.)
A popular dumpling house that attracts downtown workers and tourists. – In Short
A worn awning announces the restaurant's own estimation of its food and attracts a largely non-Chinese crowd of families, jurors and couples. The waitstaff briskly plunks down dishes that take alarmingly little time to make, which, in addition to dumplings, include sizzling platters of meat and lo mein noodles.
Excellent Dumpling Soup – I don't care for the entrees, but the chicken dumpling soup is delicious! It's listed under appetizers, but it's definitely filling enough to have as a meal.
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