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Posted by Anonymous on 03/07/2011
I've been eating here since it was a tiny hole in the wall and I still adore it. it's even better now that they expanded and put in usable seating.
Posted by IntheBackseat on 02/11/2011
This place is so tasty that I can't believe it's as cheap as it is. Freshest dumplings. My favorite is the Sesame Pancake with Beef. To-die-for.
Posted by donglord on 12/06/2010
Dude, the dumplings suck! Get some of the apple kimchi, a veggie scallion pancake and the mashed sesame noodles! All three of those are amazing, cheap and delicious.
Posted by shabuchwae on 07/14/2010
LOVE this place! I go there any time I'm in the area. Some times I even drop off my rent instead of mailing it in just so I can hit up Vanessa's! You can't beat the price for some of the best dumplings in the city! Gotta try the pork & chive fried. The seafood and chicken & basil (boiled) are GREAT!! Just expect to wait a bit for them since they're made as they're ordered. But do not fear! Most everything is as it's ordered since they're always so busy no food gets a chance to sit before being served! Also note that their sesame pancakes aren't like the thin ones you're used to at the local chinese food take-out joint. These are fluffy, really nice and not so greasy. I like the duck one the best. And everything except the noodle soups tend to heat up very nicely at home! And for the sweet tooth lover, you must try the red bean dumpling thing. NICE! Just don't expect the get a seat unless you wait a bit or are very lucky that day!
Posted by nas on 02/21/2010
Definitely not the place to go for ambience, but the food was excellent and very inexpensive. Great dumplings and great sandwiches. Highly recommended.
Posted by J. Sheldon on 01/31/2010
Found Vanessa's using MenuPages iPhone app. Perfect food for a cold winter day; hearty noodle soups, tasty dumplings and suprisingly good sandwiches.
Posted by Karma on 01/01/2010
Its one of the top 10 places in our list. We love the vegetarian dumplings and the sesame pancake.