Dumpling Specialist

$ • Dim Sum, Dumplings, Shanghainese

1123 Taraval St, San Francisco
(650) 742-0838


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for Dumpling Specialist

I usually love this place, and normally the food is consistent.  But today, I was disappointed in their quality control.  My sticky rice roll was not even covered all the way in rice, and it was probably 60% of the size that it normally is.  What is going on? My other orders of spicy won tons and XLB were ok but packaging could also use improvement, as the vinegar sauce had spilled all over the bag by the time I got home.  

I love this place and sincerely hope they...read full review
This restaurant may look small but don't underestimate what they can do. Every time I pass by during lunch, the lines are out the door. I also love that they have a small menu to select from without being overwhelmed with too many choices.

I ordered their:
1. Five spice beef stew noodle soup (4/5)
2. Sticky rice roll (5/5)
3. Pan fried pork bun (5/5)
-- Total: $17.60 --

The portion and price point is perfect for someone who almost never finishes her...read full review
Well, I thought I had eaten some of the best dumplings in the city. Wrong. Headed down to Dumpling Specialist this last weekend, and they are indeed dumpling specialists. I ordered the pan fried and the potstickers. The texture of the dough covering the pan fried dumplings was amazing. Both the pan fried and the potstickers literally melted in my mouth. Even the pork was ground to a different consistency and was super juicy. These may be the best dumplings around. You'll be hooked...read full review

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Monday 11AM - 2PM
5 - 7:30PM
Tuesday 11AM - 2PM
5 - 7:30PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 11AM - 2PM
5 - 7:30PM
Friday 11AM - 2PM
5 - 7:30PM
Saturday 11AM - 2PM
5 - 7:30PM
Sunday 11AM - 2PM
5 - 7:30PM

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