100 St Marks Pl, New York, NY | Directions 1000940.727218 -73.984638
Neighborhoods: Downtown, East Village
Yea for dumplings! – We, too, wondered why this place isn't called Dumpling Woman, since the smiling dumpling logo looked more like a she than a he. Never mind, I'm quite happy with the dumplings. As an avid maker of dumplings myself, I appreciate the thin, soft, slippery dumpling skin and the simple and delicious stuffing choices. I would not mind more and creative stuffing choices. I didn't try the cold sides available in the refrigerator but they looked fresh. Ambience is fine if you're ok with the on-the-go, counter-eating experience. Or, on a nice day, why not order half a dozen and enjoy the steaming hot little packets in a nearby park?
Worth a try if you're in the neighborhood – If you have the hankering for a quick Asian meal and you're in the area, I would say stop by. The dumplings are by and large pretty good -- I sampled a variety of different fillings, both steamed and fried -- but some of the different dumplings have a tendency to taste really similar to each other. Reasonably priced, although I would order more than you think you might need at first glance, as each piece is pretty small.
just go to chinatown for the real thing – dumpling were below average and WAY overpriced. do not understand the hype or why the owner is so mad that someone is copying his logo.
Ehh, it's ok.. – I won't beat around the bush. The Dumplings here are ok. It's a bit more "unique" than traditional dumplings because they add other ingredients like corn into it. Other than that, this place is average.
Maybe worth a visit if you have a dumpling craving you need to get rid of. If so, the marco polo, red sauce, and pork dumplings are pretty tasty... I would recommend those. You can also watch the cooks make the dumplings from scratch while you're eating. I wouldn't say this place is inexpensive but if you're really hungry, you're going to need a lot of dumplings to fill you up. The price adds up quickly.
Deserves an Award for Most Improved Dumpling – While many of the negative reviews for this place were well-deserved in the beginning (I visited the place during the first week-- the dumplings were not good), this place has improved tremendously. The dumpling skin is much thinner, the stuffing is tastier (theyve added chives, corn and other interesting additions to their meat), and they now serve snow ice. PLUS, the prices are cheap. And in contrast to older reviews, they do in fact serve shrimp dumplings (although the pork and chicken are much better) and their dumplings are made fresh. I've gone at least once a week for the past few months, and I've never seen reheated dumplings. Especially if you live in the East Village, you really should try this place at least once.
So Delicious – This tiny little dumpling bar serves some fantastic food - veggie, seafood, and regular barnyard varieties of dumpling. It was hard not to order several plates more. As satisfied as we were, we didn't feel overstuffed.
I have to admit... – The only reason I went in is because of the mascot- he's a cute little smiling white dumpling. And I loved him. hahaha the dumplings were rather good for Korean mandoo and inexpensive. The quality of Dumpling Man's was actually better than some high end Korean places I've visited. I love watching the women work behind the counter- it reminds me of family won-ton parties. Its a bit crowded so have a back up plan to eat in Tompkins Sq Park. Personally I really liked the steamed veggie dumplings and the pork was pretty good too. And buy a pin. Just cuz Dumpling Man really is that cute.
the women behind the man – Loved watching the female cooks make the dumplings as you devoured their creations.Some of the best tasting dumplings I have ever had....and I have had many!!The veggie were my favorite.
Stylish St. Marks dumplings put fresh spin on the Chinatown staples. – The Scene
Why not call it Dumpling Woman, in recognition of the ladies who--behind glass--tirelessly shape, fill and pinch the delicate packages of pork, chicken, vegetables and seafood? Even weeknights are busy, with a steady stream of takeout traffic and a rotation of college kids and neighborhood folks at the two skinny bars. The flanking orange countertops add color to the tiny white space.
From the veggie juices added to the filling (ginger and scallion in the flavorful, tender pork) to the beet-juice colored wrappers, the dumplings simply taste better for you. The thin dough, in the north Asian style, works especially well on the veggie, stuffed with an airy mix of soft and smoked tofu, wheat protein, shiitake mushroom and bok choy. Go for steamed to best enjoy the tender skins; however, it's hard to resist dipping the slightly oily seared ones into a bath of Sriracha.
Welcome to the Pantheon – Every now and then I stumble on a place where the food you get is worth a lot more than you pay for it. In other words, big bang for your buck.
Dumpling Man is a new entry on that short list. They make four kinds of dumpling (veggie, chicken, pork, veggie), and you can order them steamed or seared. That's all they do - and they do it extremely well. While you eat your hot dumplings you can also watch the women tirelessly making the dumplings from beginning to end.
I haven't had the shaved ice dessert, but hear that it's excellent too.
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