Vanessa's Dumpling House

Restaurants, Chinese Williamsburg
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Vanessa's Dumpling House

The cheap-eats favorite branches out to Williamsburg, with an expanded menu. Fans of the Chinatown location will find favorites like the fried pork-and-chive dumplings, puffy sesame pancakes stuffed with beef, and pork-and-shrimp wontons with a spicy soy-vinegar sauce. Vegetarians can nosh on items exclusive to this spot: noodles sautéed with vegetables or a four-mushroom roll in tofu skin.


Venue name: Vanessa's Dumpling House
Address: 310 Bedford Ave
New York
Cross street: between South 1st and 2nd Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 11am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11am–midnight
Transport: Subway: L to Bedford Ave
Price: Average item $2. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Jaime B

Write a review...I had 12 minutes before my movie started at Williamsburg Cinema, and I was STARVING. Went into Vanessa's, and my date and I ordered enough dumplings and steamed buns to fill us, all under $10. We received our food and gobbled it down just in time to see our movie. The dumplings were hot and flavorful, and my only regret is that I couldn't stay longer to enjoy more...the menu is huge!

Jillian Anthony

This place is likely my life's biggest blessing and curse. I pass by it every night on my way home, and it audibly beckons to me: "Jillian... don't pass me by... get some amazing spicy pork and chive dumplings slathered in chile sauce for $4.50, and while you're at, get a duck sandwich and coconut boba smoothie! Oh, and after you've ordered your food, go across the street to pick up a bottle of wine...." I just described at least six nights of every month. I can't quit you, Vanessa's, even though I know you're not good for me. Very good for my wallet, though! Get ready to wait on busy nights.


This is by far my favorite place for cheap dumplings. Super casual, low-key, unpretentious, delicious, and most importantly...CHEAP! Try the Pork & Chive dumpings (pan fried or boiled), wontons with spicy sauce, and sesame pancakes sandwich with peking duck. There's a small selection of red wines and beers (mainly Korean on tap), and if you eat in you can definitely have a filling spread for about ten dollars per person. For those who are super skint or waiting for pay day, you can grab 30 frozen dumplings for seven dollars. SEVEN. DOLLARS. I haven't been to their other two locations on Manhattan yet, but definitely would recommend checking out Vanessa's in Williamsburg.


so glad vanessas opened in Williamsburg. What a joy to bring this food to the community Cant find more reasonable quality eats in the neighborhood. Plus wine and beer.

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