Best Dumplings in Sydney
Nothing beats a Sunday hangover better than a portion of dumplings. From fried and crispy to steamed and soupy, these flavourful bite-sized treats come in many formats. The good news is that Sydney is home to some of the world's best dumpling joints. Whether you wish to try Nepali momos, enjoy a portion of xiao long bao (Chinese soup dumplings), or go for the crescent-shaped jiaozi, these are the best dumplings eateries in the Emerald City.
Din Tai Fung
With over 9 locations in the city, Din Tai Fung is a dumpling institution here in Sydney. Originating in Taiwan, this chain of restaurants was founded way back in the 1950s and has received a string of Michelin stars. Today, Din Tai Fung has branches in many countries including the United States, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, and Australia.
What's on the menu' Try their legendary xiao long bao or go for the ruby Bolognese. Pork wonton in signature spicy sauce is also a big crowd-pleaser. At DTF, everything is made from scratch and crafted to perfection. Every pork dumpling measures between 4.8 to 5.2 grams and is cooked for 3 minutes before being served to the hungry customers.
- Shop 626 ' 627, 19 Martin Place Sydney, NSW 2000
- Shop G20-G21 Gateway, 1 Macquarie Place Sydney, NSW 2000
- Broadway Shopping Centre, Shop S225, Level 2, 1 Bay St, Broadway, NSW 2007
Led by Dan Hong, Mr Wong is an award-winning restaurant in Sydney CBD that offers traditional Cantonese cuisine in an elegant setting. Spread over 2 levels, this fine dining establishment is huge and can seat up to 230 guests on any given day. They also have an impressive list of awards such as the Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide Awards and Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Awards.
The dim sum menu at Mr Wong is one of the best in the city. The chive dumpling (steamed,) Szechuan style lamb dumpling, and the roast duck dumpling are some of the signature dishes that you will find on their extensive menu.
- 3 Bridge Ln, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Chinese Noodle Restaurant
Located in Haymarket right in the heart of Chinatown, Chinese Noodle Restaurant is well-known for its authentic dumplings. All dishes at this dumpling institution in Sydney are made to order and reasonably priced. Order the steamed pork and chive dumplings for $12.50 or try their pan-friend eggplant dumplings that will set you back $15.
The interior with plastic grapes hanging from the ceiling looks spectacular and provides a comfortable setting for a memorable dining experience. Booking in advance is not possible here. Instead, you will have to wait in line upon arrival. However, the delicious dumplings at Chinese Noodle Restaurant are definitely worth waiting for.
- G7, 8 Quay St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia
Lotus Dumpling Bar
The dumplings at Lotus Dumpling Bar are simply divine! One of the newest additions to the dumpling scene in Sydney, this cosy restaurant near Sydney Dance Company offers an impressive and innovative dumpling menu.
The dumplings here are steamed, blanched or pan-fried. Expect to find all the usual suspects such as the soupy xiao long bao, kimchi dumplings, and zucchini dumplings, as well as the signature Jade seafood dumplings with king oyster mushrooms, prawn, and snow peas. Chef Lucy Luo has been making dumplings for over 30 years.
- Shop 3/16 Hickson Rd, Dawes Point NSW 2000, Australia
Are you in the mood for some succulent Nepalese dumplings filled with pork, lamb, or chicken' Head out to Sydney's Momo Bar, where you will find everything from hand-rolled Nepalese momo veggie dumplings loaded with paprika, garlic and sriracha chilli sauce and meat dumplings to colourful poke bowls with peeled carrot and raw salmon.
Momo Bar is reasonably priced. For instance, mushroom and parmesan dumplings will set you back about $11 and lamb momos cost $12. The restaurant also offers gluten-free alternatives, as well as vegan options.
- 15-19 Pacific Parade, Dee Why NSW 2099, Australia
- 28 Market Pl, Manly NSW 2095, Australia