The Best Dumplings in Melbourne

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As our obsession with soft, pillowy dumplings grows stronger and stronger, so (thankfully!) do the dumpling house options we have available across Melbourne. From xiao long bao and dim sum to potstickers and wontons, we've got you covered with the ultimate guide on where to head for dumplings in Melbourne. You're welcome!

The Best Dumplings in Melbourne

1. Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung
A global dumpling brand with a strong Melbourne presence, Din Tai Fung is a no-brainer for mouthwatering dumplings!

A true master of the dumpling craft, Din Tai Fung pairs the freshest ingredients with the ultimate in skill, precision and care.

Their varied and extensive menu goes above and beyond just dumplings (although there are plenty of them, too!)—so you can tuck right into appetisers, noodles, fried rice, soup, wok dishes and more. As for the dumplings, though, our picks would have to be the Black Truffle Pork Dumplings and the Shrimp & Pork Shao Mai. Drooooool. 

Location: Emporium Shopping Centre, Level 4, 287 Lonsdale St, Melbourne

2. HuTong

Paying homage to Beijing’s ancient alleyways, HuTong Dumpling Bar is one of Melbourne’s most popular and well-established destinations for authentic dumplings. The ambience is second to none—embracing all that is a real Chinese dumpling house; offering a truly unique experience to guests with every visit. 

There are two locations for their dumplings in Melbourne to choose from—one in the city, and one in Prahan; and we can confirm that the xiao long bao, spicy wontons and pan-fried dumplings for which HuTong are so renowned, are equally delicious in both! 

Locations: Unit 1/162 Commercial Rd, Prahan and 14-16 Market Lane, Melbourne

3. Oriental Teahouse

Oriental Teahouse
Tea and dumplings—name a more iconic duo?

With locations on both the bustling hubbub of Chapel St and Little Collins St, Oriental Teahouse offers an authentic Chinese teahouse and restaurant experience from start to finish.

Their menu is nothing short of mouthwatering; with highlights like Roast Duck Dumplings with Peking Sauce, Soft Shell Crab Sliders with Sriracha Sauce and Prawn Shallot Wontons with Wood Ear Mushroom, Sesame & Bamboo in a Spring Onion Dressing. Race you there!

Locations: 455 Chapel Street, South Yarra and 378 Little Collins Street Melbourne

4. Chin Chin

Chin Chin Melbourne
A cultural and culinary institution, Chin Chin is a Melbourne must-visit. 

For delicious dumplings in Melbourne, you can't go past Chin Chin.

Bringing a "riotous collision of casual South-East Asian cuisine, contemporary art and local culture" to Melbourne, Chin Chin is an icon of the city's star-studded food scene. The Chin Chin Pork Roll-Ups are a real hero for us; slow-cooked pulled pork pancakes served with slaw and Asian herbs. Yum.

Location: 125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

5. New Shanghai

New Shanghai
These pillowy parcels of dumpling delight are on offer at New Shanghai.

With multiple Melbourne locations, New Shanghai offers a wide variety of authentic Chinese cuisine—from the signature Shanghainese Xiao Long Bao to Prawn Dumplings with Peanut Sauce, and Pan-Fried Pork Buns and delicious Shanghai-style Braised Pork Belly. In short—a feast awaits!

Locations: multiple across Melbourne, check out the New Shanghai website for details. 

6. Juicy Bao

Juicy Bao is a one-stop-shop for all-things Chinese cuisine and culture, serving up a delicious range of signature Chinese dishes and baskets of dumplings.

The atmosphere is fun and relaxed, and the menu is brimming with delights. What more could you ask for?

Location: 78 Little Bourke St, Melbourne 

7. Supernormal

Located on Melbourne's popular Flinders Lane, Supernormal is an inspired interpretation of everyone's favourite Asian eating experiences.

Influenced by the cuisine and restaurants of Tokyo, Shanghai, Seoul and Hong Kong, classic dishes are revisited and some new favourites are born. Try their Prawn and Chicken Dumplings, Potstickers and Vegetable Dumplings for your next dumpling fix.

Location: 180 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

8. Shanghai Red

Shanghai Red
Black Truffle Xiao Long Bao, anyone? 

Shanghai Red is home to all of the signature Chinese dishes you know and love.

Their focus is on keeping the Shanghai tradition at the forefront of their approach, all while delivering the tastiest, most comforting and most memorable culinary experience. And as for their dumpling menu? There are eight (yes, eight!) types of Xiao Long Bao on offer, as well as steamed, poached and pan-fried dumplings and Shao Mai on offer. Drool!

Location: Shop F015/1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone

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