|Venue name:||Dumpling Man||Contact:|
100 St Marks Pl
|Cross street:||between First Ave and Ave A|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 11am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11am–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: L to First Ave; F, V to Lower East Side–Second Ave|
|Price:||Average dumpling order: $7. Cash only|
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Average User Rating
4.5 / 5
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This place is magic. Do you like dumplings? Yes, duh. then you'll love this small basement counter on St. Mark's Pl that makes just dumplings all. Day. Long. When someone has to make that many dumplings over and over again (and you can watch the dumpling-makers do this behind a glass window as you eat your own), you know they're going to be good. You can get these dumplings any way you want—steamed, pan-fried, whatever—and order however many you want (starting at four, I think). No better snack or drunk food has ever been invented. These are fresh, chewy, hot, flavorful dumplings, and you will enjoy every morsel.
Whether you want a light snack or a full meal, this place doesn't let you down. You can choose from a variety of dumplings, as well as choose how you want them made (steamed or seared). The service is quick, the food is freshly made in front of your eyes, with a line of dumpling makers working steadily, and the flavors are tangy and satisfying. It's an ideal place to come alone or dine casually with a friend. Try out some of the sweet dumplings, but the main attractions are the pork, beef, chicken, shrimp and veggie options. Beware of the size, as these are Taiwanese dumplings, larger than the average bite.