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Where to Eat Dumplings in Austin

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When one thinks of Austin, dumplings might not be the first dish that comes to mind. But that should change. The savory wonton wrap filled with meat and/or vegetables, served steamed, boiled, or pan-fried, are popping up on just about every menu around the city. And rightly so: the texture and unique delivery make the bite hard to resist.

Austin has a variety of restaurants offering their own take on the classic dish. There is xiao long bao, aka soup dumplings, aplenty from Wu Chow to Lin Asian Bar, chili-sauce ones from Asia Cafe, spicy dumpling soup from Chen’s Noodle House, spicy lobster dumplings from Xian, Vietnamese takes at Elizabeth Street Cafe, the solid ones paired with rabbit meat from Contigo, and much more.

For more dumplings, check out Austin’s best dim sum spots, as well as Chinese restaurants.

If Eater missed any favorite dumplings, let us know in the comments below or over the tipline.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Asia Cafe

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Spicewood/183 Center, 8650 Spicewood Springs Rd #114a
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 331-5788
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Choose from pan fried, boiled, or zhong (chili-sauce) dumplings at this unassuming and authentic Asian café.

Dumplings at Asia Cafe
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2. Chen's Noodle House

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8650 Spicewood Springs Rd #127
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 336-8889
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Appetizers at this noodle-first restaurant include dumplings, spicy dumpling soup, and pan-fried dumpling, too. There’s a second location down south with Chen Z, which serves up the same dumpling offerings.

Chen’s Noodle House’s fried dumplings
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3. New Fortune Chinese Seafood Restaurant

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10901 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 832-9992
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Known for its expansive dim sum offerings, New Fortune’s dumplings aren’t to be snubbed. Options include shrimp dumplings, shrimp and pork dumplings, and scallop dumplings.

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4. Ramen Tatsu-ya

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8557 Research Blvd #126
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 893-5561
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Aside from the noodle soup, the Japanese menu from both locations of Ramen Tatsu-ya (the second down on South Lamar) also offer an assortment of sides, which feature small dishes like gyoza, dumplings stuffed with pork and cabbage.

Ramen Tatsu-ya’s gyoza
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5. Julie's Noodles

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#110, 8557 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 394-6967
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Handmade dumplings at Julie’s Noodles feature combinations like pork and chives, pork and cabbage, and pork and shrimp. Try ‘em all with the menu’s dumplings mixed order.

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6. Chinatown

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3407 Greystone Dr
Austin, TX 78731
(512) 343-9307
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Chinatown is full of dumplings for dim sum and dinner. There are soup dumplings, pan-fried shrimp and leek ones, and steamed pork or spinach ones. Find the same at its two other locations out in Westlake and downtown Austin.

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7. Jade Restaurant

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3801 N Capital of Texas Hwy C-200
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 956-8816
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Combining Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese flavors, this north Austin restaurant’s pan-fried potsticker trio features pork, basil chicken, and shrimp and leek dumplings. Plus there are soup dumplings and more for Sunday dim sum.

Soup dumplings from Jade
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8. Titaya's Thai Cuisine

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5501 N Lamar Blvd # C101
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 458-1792
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With a vegetarian take on the dough packages, Titaya’s spinach dumplings are steamed and served with a side of mild sweet soy vinegar.

Titaya’s spinach dumplings
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9. Xian Sushi and Noodle

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C370, 1801 E 51st St
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 469-7878
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Each location’s menu differs slightly from the other. The Mueller one offers spicy lobster dumplings and the dim sum-focused restaurant at the Domain has a whole array of dumplings like steamed shrimp, or vegetable ones and shumai.

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10. Contigo

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2027 Anchor Ln
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 614-2260
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For something different, check out Contigo’s solid sage dumplings served on top of rabbit meat, carrots, and cipollini onions at the east Austin patio restaurant.

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11. Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum

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1203 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 474-5107
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Wu Chow dim sum chef Ling Qi Qu poured her dumpling prowess into her new Clarksville Chinese restaurant. Soup dumplings are naturally on the menu, along with steamed and pan-fried options.

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12. Wu Chow

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IBC Bank Plaza, 500 W 5th St #168
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 476-2469
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This downtown restaurant is famous for its Shanghai soup dumplings, filled with pork shoulder, ginger, garlic scallions, concentrated pork broth, and dipping sauce. The steamed dumplings with pork or chicken are also favorites.

Soup dumplings from Wu Chow
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13. The Hightower

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1209 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 524-1448
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Another variation on soup dumplings comes from the east Austin restaurant. The pozole rojo soup dumplings come with actual soup, as well as cashew puree and hoja santa vinegar.

14. Elizabeth Street Cafe

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1501 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 291-2881
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The higher-end Vietnamese restaurant’s dumpling offering is the ginger-chili oil variety filled with pork, shrimp, and water chestnuts.

Elizabeth Street Cafe’s dumplings
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15. Hai Ky

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1931 E Oltorf St B
Austin, TX 78741
(512) 693-2464
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This Vietnamese and Asian cuisine restaurant has two locations in Austin, both of which offer its popular pan pork dumplings.

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1. Asia Cafe

Spicewood/183 Center, 8650 Spicewood Springs Rd #114a, Austin, TX 78759
Dumplings at Asia Cafe
Danny L./Yelp

Choose from pan fried, boiled, or zhong (chili-sauce) dumplings at this unassuming and authentic Asian café.

Spicewood/183 Center, 8650 Spicewood Springs Rd #114a
Austin, TX 78759

2. Chen's Noodle House

8650 Spicewood Springs Rd #127, Austin, TX 78759
Chen’s Noodle House’s fried dumplings
Tomás H./Yelp

Appetizers at this noodle-first restaurant include dumplings, spicy dumpling soup, and pan-fried dumpling, too. There’s a second location down south with Chen Z, which serves up the same dumpling offerings.

8650 Spicewood Springs Rd #127
Austin, TX 78759

3. New Fortune Chinese Seafood Restaurant

10901 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753
Dumplings from New Fortune
New Fortune/Facebook

Known for its expansive dim sum offerings, New Fortune’s dumplings aren’t to be snubbed. Options include shrimp dumplings, shrimp and pork dumplings, and scallop dumplings.

10901 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753

4. Ramen Tatsu-ya

8557 Research Blvd #126, Austin, TX 78758
Ramen Tatsu-ya’s gyoza
Alex S./Yelp

Aside from the noodle soup, the Japanese menu from both locations of Ramen Tatsu-ya (the second down on South Lamar) also offer an assortment of sides, which feature small dishes like gyoza, dumplings stuffed with pork and cabbage.

8557 Research Blvd #126
Austin, TX 78758

5. Julie's Noodles

#110, 8557 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78758
Dumplings from Julie’s Noodles
Julie’s Noodles/Facebook

Handmade dumplings at Julie’s Noodles feature combinations like pork and chives, pork and cabbage, and pork and shrimp. Try ‘em all with the menu’s dumplings mixed order.

#110, 8557 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78758

6. Chinatown

3407 Greystone Dr, Austin, TX 78731
Soup dumplings from Chinatown
Chinatown/Facebook

Chinatown is full of dumplings for dim sum and dinner. There are soup dumplings, pan-fried shrimp and leek ones, and steamed pork or spinach ones. Find the same at its two other locations out in Westlake and downtown Austin.

3407 Greystone Dr
Austin, TX 78731

7. Jade Restaurant

3801 N Capital of Texas Hwy C-200, Austin, TX 78746
Soup dumplings from Jade
Lisa D./Yelp

Combining Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese flavors, this north Austin restaurant’s pan-fried potsticker trio features pork, basil chicken, and shrimp and leek dumplings. Plus there are soup dumplings and more for Sunday dim sum.

3801 N Capital of Texas Hwy C-200
Austin, TX 78746

8. Titaya's Thai Cuisine

5501 N Lamar Blvd # C101, Austin, TX 78751
Titaya’s spinach dumplings
Annie N./Yelp

With a vegetarian take on the dough packages, Titaya’s spinach dumplings are steamed and served with a side of mild sweet soy vinegar.

5501 N Lamar Blvd # C101
Austin, TX 78751

9. Xian Sushi and Noodle

C370, 1801 E 51st St, Austin, TX 78723
Shumai from Xian
Chris M./Yelp

Each location’s menu differs slightly from the other. The Mueller one offers spicy lobster dumplings and the dim sum-focused restaurant at the Domain has a whole array of dumplings like steamed shrimp, or vegetable ones and shumai.

C370, 1801 E 51st St
Austin, TX 78723

10. Contigo

2027 Anchor Ln, Austin, TX 78723
Contigo’s rabbit and dumplings
Contigo/Facebook

For something different, check out Contigo’s solid sage dumplings served on top of rabbit meat, carrots, and cipollini onions at the east Austin patio restaurant.

2027 Anchor Ln
Austin, TX 78723

11. Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum

1203 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703
Dumplings from Lin Asian
Lin Asian/Facebook

Wu Chow dim sum chef Ling Qi Qu poured her dumpling prowess into her new Clarksville Chinese restaurant. Soup dumplings are naturally on the menu, along with steamed and pan-fried options.

1203 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703

12. Wu Chow

IBC Bank Plaza, 500 W 5th St #168, Austin, TX 78701
Soup dumplings from Wu Chow
Sara K./Yelp

This downtown restaurant is famous for its Shanghai soup dumplings, filled with pork shoulder, ginger, garlic scallions, concentrated pork broth, and dipping sauce. The steamed dumplings with pork or chicken are also favorites.

IBC Bank Plaza, 500 W 5th St #168
Austin, TX 78701

13. The Hightower

1209 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

Another variation on soup dumplings comes from the east Austin restaurant. The pozole rojo soup dumplings come with actual soup, as well as cashew puree and hoja santa vinegar.

1209 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

14. Elizabeth Street Cafe

1501 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
Elizabeth Street Cafe’s dumplings
Teresa N./Yelp

The higher-end Vietnamese restaurant’s dumpling offering is the ginger-chili oil variety filled with pork, shrimp, and water chestnuts.

1501 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

15. Hai Ky

1931 E Oltorf St B, Austin, TX 78741
Hai Ky’s dumplings
Mike T./Yelp

This Vietnamese and Asian cuisine restaurant has two locations in Austin, both of which offer its popular pan pork dumplings.

1931 E Oltorf St B
Austin, TX 78741

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