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Soup dumplings from Wu Chow
Soup dumplings from Wu Chow
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Where to Eat Dumplings in Austin

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Soup dumplings from Wu Chow
| Karen Tana K./Yelp

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, 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.

Asia Cafe

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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
Dumplings at Asia Cafe
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Chen's Noodle House

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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
Chen’s Noodle House’s fried dumplings
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Ramen Tatsu-ya

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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
Ramen Tatsu-ya’s gyoza
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Julie's Noodles

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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.

Dumplings from Julie’s Noodles
Dumplings from Julie’s Noodles
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Chinatown

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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.

Soup dumplings from Chinatown
Soup dumplings from Chinatown
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Jade Restaurant

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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
Soup dumplings from Jade
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Titaya's Thai Cuisine

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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
Titaya’s spinach dumplings
Annie N./Yelp

Xian Sushi and Noodle

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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.

Shumai from Xian
Shumai from Xian
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Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum

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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.

Dumplings from Lin Asian
Dumplings from Lin Asian
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Wu Chow

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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
Soup dumplings from Wu Chow
Sara K./Yelp

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

Hai Ky’s dumplings
Hai Ky’s dumplings
Mike T./Yelp

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Asia Cafe

Dumplings at Asia Cafe
Dumplings at Asia Cafe
Danny L./Yelp

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

Dumplings at Asia Cafe
Dumplings at Asia Cafe
Danny L./Yelp

Chen's Noodle House

Chen’s Noodle House’s fried dumplings
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.

Chen’s Noodle House’s fried dumplings
Chen’s Noodle House’s fried dumplings
Tomás H./Yelp

Ramen Tatsu-ya

Ramen Tatsu-ya’s gyoza
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.

Ramen Tatsu-ya’s gyoza
Ramen Tatsu-ya’s gyoza
Alex S./Yelp

Julie's Noodles

Dumplings from Julie’s Noodles
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.

Dumplings from Julie’s Noodles
Dumplings from Julie’s Noodles
Julie’s Noodles/Facebook

Chinatown

Soup dumplings from Chinatown
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.

Soup dumplings from Chinatown
Soup dumplings from Chinatown
Chinatown/Facebook

Jade Restaurant

Soup dumplings from Jade
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.

Soup dumplings from Jade
Soup dumplings from Jade
Lisa D./Yelp

Titaya's Thai Cuisine

Titaya’s spinach dumplings
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.

Titaya’s spinach dumplings
Titaya’s spinach dumplings
Annie N./Yelp

Xian Sushi and Noodle

Shumai from Xian
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.

Shumai from Xian
Shumai from Xian
Chris M./Yelp

Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum

Dumplings from Lin Asian
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.

Dumplings from Lin Asian
Dumplings from Lin Asian
Lin Asian/Facebook

Wu Chow

Soup dumplings from Wu Chow
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.

Soup dumplings from Wu Chow
Soup dumplings from Wu Chow
Sara K./Yelp

Hai Ky

Hai Ky’s dumplings
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.

Hai Ky’s dumplings
Hai Ky’s dumplings
Mike T./Yelp

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