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Here's where to find the best dumplings in Vancouver

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Vincent Plana Oct 09, 2018 11:35 am 7,835

No matter how you spin it or how you serve it, there are few things better than biting into a steaming hot dumpling.

And whether it’s gyoza, jiaozi (traditional Chinese variety), perogies, or Xiao Long Bao (XLB) type dumplings, Vancouver definitely knows how to deliver it and serve it too.

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Here’s where to find the best dumplings in Vancouver.

Ugly Dumpling

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The recently-opened Ugly Dumpling is the latest concept from Chef Darren Gee, a well-known name behind restaurants like Le Crocodile, Farmers Apprentice, and Kinome. In addition to daily dumplings, visitors can expect dishes like roasted potato and farm eggs, tomato and shiso salad, and grilled saba, among other items.

Address: 1590 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Phone: 604-258-0005

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The Dumpling King

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The Dumpling King

The Dumpling King has created a name for himself in Vancouver with his handmade dumplings and frozen dumpling delivery. His signature flavours are the Johnnie Walker Black Pork Belly and Scallion and the Taiwan Style Guo Tie.

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Sai Woo

 

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Sai Woo prepares sumptuous Asian fusion in an East meets West-style kitchen. In addition to a carefully-prepared menu of oriental staples, diners can try pork and kimchi dumplings, prawn gyoza, Szechuan vegetable dumplings, and Szechuan spicy wontons.

Address: 158 East Pender Street, Vancouver
Phone: 
604-568-1117

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Gyoza Bar

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Gyoza Bar has made a name for themselves as one of downtown Vancouver’s most beloved contemporary Japanese restaurants. Popular items include their pork teppan gyoza, chili shrimp teppan gyoza, and teppan pork mantou bites, often paired with ramen or house-made noodles.

Address: 622 West Pender Street, Vancouver 
Phone: 
604-336-5563

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Burdock and Co

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Every Monday, this elegant Mount Pleasant dining spot offers Disco and Dumplings. The unique food-meets-music event showcases creative and savoury flavours under funky neon lights and a disco ball.

Address: 2702 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 
604-879-0077

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Hey, Dumplings!

Hey, Dumplings! first started as a pop-up eatery, but has found a permanent brick-and-mortar home in Chinatown. They specialize in Russian-style dumplings with a variety of flavours including beet pesto, butter chicken, or buffalo hot sauce. The system at Hey, Dumplings! is simple: Patrons choose their filling, sauce, and serving size – $10 for a meal and $5 for a snack.

Address: 280 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Phone: 
604-681-9154

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Bao Bei

 

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Bao Bai is a quaint, unassuming Chinese eatery that packs a mean punch with every dish. Patrons can order vegetarian potstickers; steamed prawn, scallop, rockfish, and chive dumplings; steamed pork and preserved mustard green dumplings; and pork and prawn wontons with spicy dressing, all made in-house.

Address: 163 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Phone: 
604-688-0876

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Dinesty Dumpling House

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For a chain of restaurants with three locations across Metro Vancouver, Dynasty Dumplings does a lot of things right. Service is fast, the food is reasonably priced, and diners are pleasantly surprised with the selection of dumplings available. In addition to their claim-to-fame XLB dumplings, they boast a number of other creations that feature crab, chicken, shrimp, kimchi, and even XO sauce.

Address: 1719 Robson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 
604-669-7769

Address: 104-4501 Kingsway, Burnaby
Phone: 
604-319-0009

Address: 160-8111 Ackroyd Road, Richmond
Phone: 
604-303-7772

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Ukrainian Village

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Not only does Ukrainian Village serve up some serious comfort food, but they make fantastic perogies – which yes, is considered a form of dumpling. They’re made in hand and include your choice of filling: potato and fried onion, potato and cheddar cheese, and sauerkraut with cottage cheese.

Address: 815 Denman Street, Vancouver
Phone:
604-687-7440

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JINYA Ramen Bar

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JINYA brings a welcome dose of variety and flavour to Vancouver’s dumpling (and ramen) game. In addition to their pork gyoza, their wonton chicken ramen has been a popular addition to an already tasty menu. Look for their Takoyaki, Brussels sprout tempura, and crispy kale lollipop as tasty additions to your meal.

Address: 541 Robson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-699-9377

Address: 2129 W 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 778-379-8889

Address: 4575 Central Boulevard (Metrotown), Burnaby
Phone: 604-229-2477

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