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Excellent Dumpling House

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  • Chinese, Dim Sum, Other
  • 111 Lafayette St, New York NY10013 40.7181895 -74.0007289
  • (Btwn Walker & Canal St)
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  • (212) 219-0212
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User Ratings (Based on 44 reviews)

Food 3.9 Value 4.2
Service 3.5 Atmosphere 2.3

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 219-0212
(212) 219-0213
(212) 219-1669
Cash Only Minimum Eat-In $4
Daily: 11am-9pm
Lunch, Dinner
Prix Fixe, Delivery, Lunch Special, Take Out
Min Delivery:

User Reviews

  • Excellent Dumpling House

    Posted by Marie of Tribeca on 12/02/2014

    Excellent Food & Service

    Food is delicious and authentic. Staff is very friendly and attentive. Ive been eating here for more than 6yrs and love the quality and great prices. The atmosphere is nothing fancy but the food makes up for any lack of atmosphere. Dumplings and sweet & sour pork are my favorites here.

  • Excellent Dumpling House

    Posted by ADKA on 02/28/2014

    New Favorite Dumpling Place!

    I was a little bit nervous about trying this place because of its negative reviews, thank god we did because the food is unbelievable GOOD!!!! we loved all of our food, the service was excellent and the waiting time was nothing! I recommend this restaurant 100%.

  • Excellent Dumpling House

    Posted by Anonymous on 02/23/2013

    So sorry they changed ownership!

    I've been eating at Excellent Dumpling for about 25 years. Tonight I was sad to discover that it has changed ownership, and no longer has the interesting menu that made this place special. There were not many choices, and the food was just OK. Fortunately there are some other good restaurants in Chinatown, but I'll miss the unique flavors of excellent dumpling and Noodle house!

  • Excellent Dumpling House

    Posted by HFP on 11/08/2012

    No Longer Excellent

    This place has gone seriously downhill, and it's the saddest thing. Their one good (namesake) dish was a plate of killer fried dumplings with a savory pork and cabbage filling. They were so, well, excellent that it didn't matter that everything else on the menu was filler at best. Then, new management rolled in and decided to save money by replacing half the pork with glass noodles, carrots, and ground mystery seafood. They apparently figure that nobody would notice the difference... the only problem with this gambit is that the dumplings taste like sea dung now. Don't reward these cheapskates. Go to Vanessa's or Prosperity.

  • Excellent Dumpling House

    Posted by JM on 02/23/2012

    No dumplings at the dumpling place

    I ordered a sesame chicken/dumpling combo. I agree with AJ about the bright red mush. No dumplings arrived. After enough of the mush, I asked why my dumplings had not come and was told "the menu had changed" and what I ordered did not come with dumplings. I pointed at the description in the menu and gave a quizzical look. She said, so you want dumplings? Yes, to-go, please. I have to get back to work. She handed me a bag with ONE chicken dumpling and no sauce. Never again.

  • Excellent Dumpling House

    Posted by Alexis on 10/05/2011

    Love it!

    I'm a very picky meat eater, but their Sweet n Sour lunch special is amazing! Actually has vegetables in it. When's the last time you saw that at an inexpensive Chinese restaurant!?! Plus, delivery is super quick.

  • Excellent Dumpling House

    Posted by Mad Soundman on 08/11/2011

    Depends on what you order

    Some folks have complained about htis place, but my experience is that it depends on what you order here. The dumplings are great (not spectacular mind you but for the price, pretty damned good!) and as it's been mentioned by others, the scallion pancakes are awesome. I usually order the steamed shaolom pau, crab meat dumplings, and scallion pancakes. Two people eat to their hearts content for usually less than 20 bucks. Service does arrive fast so what more can I ask for?

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