704 W Las Tunas Dr Ste 4, San Gabriel, CA | Directions 9177634.102078 -118.109893
until 8pm or out of food
Good Homemade Dumplings, but there's Better in the SGV – Heard many reviews about this place and we wanted to try it out. The most immediate thing that struck us was the wait. It's a tiny little shop (like only ~8-10 tables total in the whole restaurant!) (and small tables at that), so it's really easy to see the restaurant get filled up and have to wait.
There is a really limited, small menu (not a bad thing), but not much variety of Dumplings as a result. We decided to try a standard - Chives, Pork, Shrimp Dumplings (Jiou Tsai Zhu Rou Jiao), and it was definitely handmade goodness! Nice skin and texture on the Dumpling, that wasn't too thick or thin. However the Filling itself was a bit too salty for my tastes. And the Flavor was good, but I've had better.
We also tried the "pork, fried" (Jian Zhu Ruo Jiao) essentially Gyoza, pan-fried dumplings, and they were so-so. It was far too oily, being plated and sitting in a pool of oil, kind of off-putting.
But overall, it was really cheap ($6 for each dish). Given the flavors and limited menu, it's a good place if you're in the neighborhood, but we felt Dumplings 10053 and 101 Noodle Express were both better / tastier.
Never had better dumplings – This is the best dumpling place in the LA area. You have to try the dumplings with pork soup inside. The fried pork dumplings are amazing too! They are very fast, and although there may be a wait, it moves very quickly. This also means it isn't the place to linger. You may want to check out the dessert place in the same center for more chatting time. If you like dumplings, this is a must try!
dumplings are worth the wait – if you're going for lunch, get there before 11:30am or else be prepared to wait 15 min to 1/2 hr. but the dumplings are definitely worth it. simple, small restaurant matches the menu. i really liked the pan fried dumplings although the steamed dumplings are good too. the noodle soup was also tasty after you add spices to it. haven't tried the veggie dumplings, but the folks at the table next to us enjoyed them.
They Really ARE Luscious! – At first I was skepticle about the word 'luscious', but once I ate there, I completely understood why! GET THERE EARLY FOR DINNER! They close at 8, and they start running out of their limited menu items around 6:45. Order almost anything off their menu: dumplings only, noodles only, dumplings and noodles combo, and their side dishes are all excellent, too. Very inexpensive and tasty, they also get pretty busy some nights and service can be slow since they only have 1 or 2 people working the floor, but their food is excellent and extreamly fresh. My favorite dumpling house in San Gabriel Valley (although I prefer Dumpling Master in Monterey Park for a wider range of food including also excellent dumplings)
Amazing Dumplings....great value – The dumplings and soup here are great. They have soup dumplings that are so good, just make sure to call because sometimes they run out of food and close early. It is so worth it though!
Dumplings are suberb – Their menu is simple - about 7 dumpling options and about 7 noodle soup options - but, the food quality is very tasty. My favorites are the pan friend dumplings, but they also have steamed dumplings as well. If you like noodle soup dishes, try the stewed beef noodles. I recommend this place.
Best Dumplings you'll ever find – A fantastic family run spot where every dumpling is freshly made every day. The staff is efficient and seating is quick. The food is amazing. The soups are wonderful and the dumplings are the best my family has ever had. We drive 20 miles at least once a week for these!
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