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Mr. Shi's Dumplings

#20 of 11,830 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
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74 Baochao Hutong | Gulou East Street, Beijing 100009, China
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+86 10 8405 0399
10:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 23:30
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Beijing, China
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So i have been to many of the mr shi dumplings restaurants and this one (Bao Chao) is my favorite.The Dumplings are the main reason to go but they have other classic Chinese food options as well. My favorite Dumplings are the fried variety and i would recommend the beef and coriander and the pork and shrimp. Its a little... More 

Thank CRP1984
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129 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quality food: ++ Service: + Location: + Price: + Delicious dumplings! Worth the search, because it's in an alley. Far the best so far in Beijing! You have a lot of choice in fillings. You can also choose between fried or boiled. The best part of this all: they make it fresh! The menu is in English. What else do... More 

1 Thank soraia a
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Searched high and low for this place and finally found it on google streetview but spent an hour going up and down the street looking for it, I finally called a friend who told me where it was and that they had recently had an issue with construction and had to move the door. A pokie little place with great... More 

Thank SuperSimonClark
Linschoten, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the middle of the hutong, It is a small place with English menus. The dumpings are great. They have all kind of juices.

Thank RobTheF
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Close by our hotel we visited Mr Shi's on 3 occasions - but only had dumplings once. We ordered a mix of boiled and baked and although tasty they weren't really for me. On the other occasions we had more traditional (with a tourist twist) food which proved very good. You can watch the cooks prepare the dumplings or noodles.... More 

Thank Simon B
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103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 2 plates of dumplings (around 30 RMB for 15 pcs), choose if you want them boiled or fried (we preferred the former, but try both). You can mix- and match between different fillings, and you can basically have them filled with whatever you want (so it's easy to eat vegetarian) - which is great since many places in... More 

Thank André L
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I hadn't heard of this place but whilst wearily wandering around the hutangs, the food and drinks really hit the spot. In fact, during my stay I virtually ate dumplings every day and these were the tastiest, with the filling of beef and coriander as my favourite. Yes. It may be touristy, but so are many of the places in... More 

Thank Q9787JHMary_
Mesa, Arizona
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72 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

They have a large variety of dumplings to choose from. You can have them either fried or boiled. We chose fried. I wouldn’t say they were the best dumplings I’ve ever had but it was still very tasty. We also ordered a delicious cucumber salad that had some nice spice to it. Good value for the food and the service... More 

Thank Richard H
Longview, Texas
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229 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

the thousand year old egg's were good but the dumplings we had were just average . maybe we hit them on a bad nite because they come highly recommend. next time were are in Beijing we will try them again

Thank Lawrence D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Ok guys calm down. I waited years to come and try the famous mr shi dumpings - feel the magic... - but honestly speaking I've eaten better.. I don't recommend fried dumplings; boiled dumplings are ok but you can find same quality every corner in China... A place with all foreign customers, not very attractive to local people I believe.

1 Thank Lorenzo P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Baochao Hutong | Gulou East Street, Beijing 100009, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighbourhood: Houhai
  • Phone Number: +86 10 8405 0399
email: laoshisj@qq.com tel:84050399 mobile:13161003826 BEST food we had on our entire trip!!!! Small, local joint near bell tower.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?