The Best Dumplings in Sydney

best dumplings sydney
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It’s China’s unofficial dish, but in reality, dumplings take on many forms in different cuisines. Whether you call them potstickers or gyoza, have had Xiao long bao or wonton dumplings, there’s nothing more satisfying than biting into a pillowy-soft parcel stuffed with moreish fillings.

From late-night haunts doling out steamed har gow to cheap eateries piling plates, here are the best dumplings in Sydney money can buy.

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Mr Wong

When it comes to all things Cantonese cuisine and the best dumplings in Sydney, you can’t swing past Mr Wong. With Chefs Dan Hong and Jowett Yu behind the kitchen and the backing of Justin Hemmes, it’s an institution that constantly doles out quality, but pricey food. You will find, scallop and prawn shumai, king prawn dumplings, lobster and scallop, wild mushroom, and spinach iterations. The banquet options include a dim sum selection to start, which is a great place to have a taster.

best dumplings sydney
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Din Tai Fung

Multiple locations
You can find this Taiwanese chain all around Sydney, including Marrickville, World Square, The Star, North Sydney, and more. They’re best known for serving knock-out xiaolongbao, but one look at the menu will convince you they take their dumplings seriously. Some of the standouts include the seafood dumpling,s mushroom potstickers, vegetarian dumplings, and shrimp and pork shao mai.

best dumplings sydney
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CBD, Double Bay, and Barangaroo
Lotus is a modern Chinese restaurant in Barangaroo, the Galeries, and Double Bay. They also have a few venues under the Lotus name including a dumpling bar at Walsh Bay and dumpling house. The dumpling servings come by the four, and you can’t leave without trying the colourful xiaolongbao with fruit and veggie juices in the dough. You can opt-in for a banquet meal, which comes with a range of dumplings, or choose your own dumplings from the a la carte menu.

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Dumplings and Beer

Potts Point
It’s all in the name. Dumplings and beer is a casual eatery where you can get handmade doughy dumplings filled with meats and seafood, and a range of specialty beers. The price is affordable at $9.90 for four soup dumplings and $10 for five pan fried pork dumplings.

best dumplings sydney
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Chinese Dumpling Master

From the team behind Chinese Noodle House, comes Chinese Dumpling Master, a fuss-free eatery on Enmore Road serving piles of Sydney’s most delicious dumplings. It tends to get crowded and loud here, but the vibe matches the signature flavour of their dumpling range—loaded. Packed with flavour, the dumplings here are hearty, cheap, and chewy.

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Yang’s Dumplings

Newtown and Burwood
This chain originated in Shanghai, where it was known for its incredible dumplings. Now in Sydney, you can get the same famous crisp-bottomed doughy dumplings filled with rich ingredients. We urge you to get an order of the soup-filled steamed dumplings, and the potstickers or wontons filled with a traditional Shanghai medicinal herb. Make sure to dunk each of the silky dumplings in chilli oil and peanut sauce for the full experience.

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New Shanghai

Ashfield, Chatswood and CBD
New Shanghai is a Chinese Dumpling bar doling out some pretty impressive and tasty dumplings around the world. Its famously long menu boasts traditional Shanghai dishes, which includes a range of dumplings from dim sum to wonton dumplings filled with pork and chive, lamb and leek, and prawn. Expect a higher price tag than most dumpling bars, but the quality speaks for itself.

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Lucky Kwong

South Eveleigh
Lucky Kwong is the latest venue by Kylie Kwong. While you will find plenty of her infamous dishes, particularly cuisines from her life, there are a handful of dumplings that need mentioning. The steamed prawn dumplings here are beautiful silky parcels, dressed in Sichuan chilli dressing and Jiwah native bush mint. They’re the star of the show and a great way to start any Kylie Kwong meal.

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