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Vanessa's Dumpling House

118 Eldridge St, New York City, NY 10002-4418
+1 212-625-8008
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sesame pancake” (42 reviews)
“dumplings” (201 reviews)
“pork” (35 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Chinese, Fast food, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
118 Eldridge St, New York City, NY 10002-4418
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Vanessa is one of my fav place to go when i crave for good fried dumplings. 1.75$ for 4 big homemade dumplings. Everything in the menu is very cheap. Mind that the place is not very clean, the staff is kinda rude and it’s usually...More

Thank Kiariiii
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made a special trip to find Vanessa's as the other half is a dumpling fan whereas I am not. Frantically busy; seating first come. The OH said the dumplings were excellent and we had a selection of buns, sesame toasts and soup. Excellent value. We...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended to us and since we hadn’t had good dumplings in a long while, we tried it out. We ordered four kinds of dumplings, three steamed and one fried. (Note there about six dumplings in each order so we definitely over-ordered for...More

Thank Feenixwest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chinese sounded great one cold afternoon while walking around lower Manhattan. After a few pints at McSorley’s Ale House, we happily stumbled across Vanessa’s Dumpling House. Y The restaurant is very small. Counter service with maybe seating for 20. Seats at tables are first come,...More

Thank Jon J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had to stop in here for lunch the dumplings were great of course. So if you have the hangering for good dumpling this is the place

Thank Sam612014
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Yes, it's tight in there. Yes, you'll get bumped and jostled and probably won't get a table. But if you're patient and wait for one, it will help hold the enormous amount of delicious dumplings, soup, sesame pancake sandwiches, and bubble tea you can stand....More

Thank stamford_native
Reviewed 22 November 2017

I've been going here for years and the dumplings and sesame pancakes are still as delicious as the first time I've tried it. They have barley raised the price since I've first came here, but it's not a big difference. It's super crowded here every...More

Thank Kimmylubs
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Was visiting NYC for 8 days with friends and we were staying in Manhattan. Vanessa's, what a gem. we must have visited about 5 times during our stay, the food is unbelievably tasty, fresh, great value for money and the service is brilliant.

Thank Dilan P
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a quick snack on way to nearby museum. Cheap dumplings- like $3-5 for 8 dumplings. Steamed/boiled and fried options. Not many vegetarian options. Limited seating inside. Many people eating soup which looked great. Was strapped for time so just got pork dumplings....More

Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Almost I didn’t make it to try Vanessa’s dumpling since we don’t have time and my husband and I just ate our dinner. As me, I have to try the good food in every place I go. I dragged my husband to have just 1...More

Thank 511esther
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Questions & Answers
23 March 2017|
Response from 511esther | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have veggie dumpling
23 March 2017|
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Response from hdelacruzbello | Reviewed this property |
Not a 100% sure but I believe the steamed dumplings are not
8 July 2016|
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Response from MeekaGurl94 | Reviewed this property |
I dont think they were gluten free
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Eldridge St, New York City, NY 10002-4418
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-625-8008
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