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Nov 9, 2011 08:32 PM

Where to go downtown for dumplings Thurs lunch

In need of a recommendation for dumplings. Looking to take the kids for a fun lunch.. Would prefer downtown. Will take the PATH from Jersey City. Willing to transfer to subway.

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  1. Chinatown for dim sum. Oriental Garden has good dumplings. My Chinese friends would cringe, but Jin Fong and Golden Unicorn are okay.

    Oriental Garden
    14 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

    Golden Unicorn
    18 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002

    Jing Fong
    18 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

    1. Prosperity Dumplings (on Eldridge). There are no other dumplings in Chinatown that even come close.

      Prosperity Dumpling
      46 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002

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      1. re: StayHungry

        tasty dumpling on mulberry is much better than prosperity dumpling. prosperity drowns their dumplings in msg

        Tasty Dumpling
        54 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

      2. Where did you end up?

        From your post, it isn't clear what kind of dumplings you were looking for: fried, steamed, etc.

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        1. re: kathryn

          Wound up not being able to go on Thurs, so I took the whole family this afternoon to the city. First was an afternoon at the Chocolate Show and then it was to be dumplings galore for dinner. When we arrived at Prosperity we were taken aback that it was basically take out except for 3 or 4 stools. (Not too clean inside, either.)There were several people inside and the wife wasn't encouraged to wait for the stools. I should have been more specific and asked Chowhounders for a sit-in dumpling restaurant. If I knew it was a take out type of establishment, I would have planned for dumplings to-go for lunch to eat in the park, and then go to the show. Well I know now, so we'll try again next time. Maybe we'll compare them to Dumpling on Mulberry and have some fun. Thanks to the responders, it was the first time I posted, much appreciated.

          1. re: jayd

            I hit Kambi for some Ramen last week and was pleased with the roasted garlic variety, the appetizers and the shop itself.
            On the way back I figured I'd stop for some dumplings at Vanessa's which I had heard of but never had. Vanessa's dumplings are a huge fail (to me), the pork ones at 5/$1.99 may be worth the price, just not worth the space in my belly. The shrimp at 8/$5.99 aren't worth the price or the space.

            Vanessa's Dumplings
            220 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

            351 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

        2. Shanghai Cafe 100 Mott St has an excellent dumpling and soup dumpling selection. It's a busy place where you may have to wait but it's big enough that the wait is not long. Bubble tea too. Watch the guys selling knockoffs on the street outside. They even have catalogues. Another NY moment!!

          Shanghai Cafe
          100 Mott St, New York, NY 10013