Ten To Try: Dumplings


Are you a fan of Asian cuisine? If so, you probably have a soft spot for dumplings. These delightful treats are like little pockets of heaven, steamed to perfection and bursting with flavour. In Dubai, you can find a variety of dumplings from all over the world, each with its unique twist. While we often associate dumplings with Asian cooking, many countries have their versions, coming in various shapes, sizes, and tastes. So, if you love Asian cuisine and dumplings, Connector recommends you try these 10 places in Dubai for dumplings. 


Situated in Gate Building 6, DIFC, Hutong invites you to embark on an Eastern culinary journey as you enter its Silk Road-inspired main dining room. Offering award-winning Northern Chinese cuisine and tempting dumplings, you must try spiced beef Xiao Long Bao priced at Dhs 80, crystal vegetable at Dhs 55, and king oyster and Shitake mushroom at Dhs 88. You can also indulge in their unlimited dim sum lunch menu, available from Sunday to Friday, noon to 2.30pm, priced at Dhs 118 per person.


Karma Kafe

Nestled in Souk Al Bahar, Karma Kafe offers unparalleled dinner views in Dubai. Enjoy exquisite pan-Asian flavours overlooking the iconic Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountains. Indulge in their dumpling offerings, including eight, four, or two pieces. Savour their eight-piece basket for Dhs 95, four-piece mushroom dumplings for Dhs 45, or two pieces of duck bao bun for Dhs 65, among other options. The flavours are sure to impress.


Golden Dragon

Since 1976, Golden Dragon has been a prominent name in Dubai, offering authentic Chinese cuisine. Situated in Oud Metha, it stands as one of the city's oldest and most authentic Chinese restaurants. At Golden Dragon, try their homemade prawn dumplings priced at Dhs 43, spicy chicken dumplings at Dhs 38, and edamame dumplings for Dhs 32, among other delectable options. Additionally, they offer dumpling platters starting at Dhs 58.


Royal China

Since 2010, Royal China has been serving authentic Chinese cuisine and dumpling delights. Situated in Building 4, at DIFC, this award-winning restaurant offers a sophisticated dining experience in the heart of Dubai. Adorned with traditional red interiors, it exudes elegance and charm. Whether you prefer steamed or fried dumplings, Royal China has something for everyone. Indulge in their chicken dumpling with coriander priced at Dhs 27, or opt for vegetarian options at Dhs 25. For a crispy treat, explore their fried dim sum selections, including deep-fried prawn dumplings.


Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung, renowned for its Taiwanese delights, is a beloved choice among crowds. With branches in Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Mall, and Al Ghurair Centre, dumplings steal the spotlight at Din Tai Fung, offering a variety of seafood, fresh vegetables, and flavourful options to cater to all tastes. Indulge in their steamed chicken dumplings priced at Dhs 36,  vegetarian mushroom dumplings for Dhs 36, and shrimp and chicken shumai for Dhs 46, and we are sure you will love it.



SHI is the pioneer in serving top-tier, gourmet Chinese dishes in the exquisite setting of Bluewaters, Dubai. With its elegant ambience and remarkable culinary offerings, you must try sweet corn dumplings priced at Dhs 60, truffle edamame dumplings at Dhs 70, snow crab dumplings at Dhs 80, and mixed mushroom dumplings at Dhs 60, alongside other tempting options.


Asia Asia

Drawing inspiration from the historic Spice Route, Asia Asia, an acclaimed restaurant and lounge, graces Dubai Marina, Business Bay, and Palm Jumeirah. At Asia Asia, you must try their delectable offerings like four-piece vegetarian dumplings priced at Dhs 55, chilli chicken dumplings at Dhs 65, and purple chicken and shrimp dumplings at Dhs 65, alongside other tempting options.


Tum Tum Asia

Located in Oud Metha, Tum Tum Asia serves authentic vegetarian pan-Asian cuisine. At Tum Tum Asia, explore the flavours of China, India, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Japan in a relaxed atmosphere with a vegetarian menu. Indulge in their vegetarian dumpling options, including Hong Kong Cheung fun, corn, edamame, asparagus, and black forest dumplings. Prices start at Dhs 29 for five pieces, Dhs 54 for ten pieces, and Dhs 79 for fifteen pieces.


New Shanghai

New Shanghai, situated in Dubai Mall and Dubai Hills Mall, serves authentic Shanghai-style cuisine in a vibrant setting reminiscent of the bustling streets of Shanghai. Their dishes are crafted using ancient recipes. Don't miss their chicken and cabbage dumplings, available in sets of three for Dhs 18 or six for Dhs 34, prawn dumplings priced at three for Dhs 19 or six for Dhs 39, and chicken potstickers, offered in sets of three for Dhs 24 or six for Dhs 46.



Hakkasan, situated in Atlantis, The Palm, offers a Cantonese-focused menu showcasing signature dishes like stir-fried black pepper rib-eye and crispy duck salad. For dumpling lovers, their dumpling selection includes the supreme platter for Dhs 168, vegetarian platter for Dhs 128, and grilled vegetarian Shanghai dumplings priced at Dhs 75 each.


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