Best Dumplings in Auckland

The Top 15 Places in Auckland’s Dumpling Underworld

Confession time: my love for dumplings borders on the unhealthy. I love them steamed, fried, boiled, and even deep-fried – doesn’t matter which style, I’ll still love ‘em!

So, when it comes to finding the best dumplings in Auckland, you could say I’m pretty qualified. To prove it to you, I’ll even take your taste buds on a journey of evidence! Here are the best dumpling places in Auckland for those who also want to indulge in a dumpling obsession.

1. Sumthin Dumplin 

Sumthin Dumplin

Address: 18/26 Wellesley Street East, CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday – 11 AM to 9 PM

Phone: +6492189084

When it comes to dumplings that satisfy your soul, Sumthin Dumplin is the winner.

For starters, their beef and cheese dumplings are pure heaven. Ground beef with melty mozzarella and rich parmesan. Need we say more?

Seafood savants will love the three-spice prawn dumplings. And vegans will be best friends with the monk—dumplings with tofu, crispy shiitake mushrooms, bok choy, and it’s wrapped in spinach instead of the traditional dumpling wrapper.

Pro Tip: Make sure you try their dipping sauces. For a fiery kick, get the classic siracha. The garlic vinegar is a game changer for their seafood dumplings, and don’t be fooled by their namesake Sumthin chilli.

2. Dim Sum and Dumpling House

Dim Sum and Dumpling House

Address: 3/8 Rocklands Avenue, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand

While Dim Sum and Dumpling House’s online presence is a little lacking, they definitely don’t lack in the taste department when it comes to their dumplings.

Two of their must-try dumplings are the traditional pork and chive and pork and cabbage. Pure heaven in a bowl.

Pro Tip: Yes, the dumplings are the star of the show, but if you’re still hungry, try their noodle and rice dishes.

3. Bo’s Dumplings

Address: 22A Cross Street, Newton, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Phone: +6493096863

Bo’s Dumpling is a little hole in the wall eatery for all things dumplings. Their classic pork and chive dumplings are scrumptious and almost always sold out.

Their chicken and mushroom dumplings are another great choice. The tender chicken and mushrooms are a powerhouse combo of flavour.

And for our seafood fans, the prawn and coriander dumplings await

Pro Tip: Bo’s dumplings are made fresh in small batches. And remember, when you stop by this place, bring with you enough cash, as they are cash only.

4. Mr Zhou’s Dumplings

Mr Zhou’s Dumplings

Address: 839 Mount Eden Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday – 11:30 AM to 10 PM

Phone: +6496383268

Mr. Zhou’s dumplings serve up authentic Chinese dumplings that will leave you with a happy tummy.

Their pork and chive dumplings are their top sellers, a classic combo that’s always satisfying. Their beef mince and mutton dumplings aren’t bad choices either. 

Pro Tip: They sometimes have lunchtime specials. So, come during lunch time to try a variety of dumplings without breaking the bank.

5. Tianze Dumpling House

Tianze Dumpling House

Address: 695 Sandringham Road, Sandringham, Auckland 1041, New Zealand

Hours: Monday & Wednesday to Sunday – 11:30 AM to 10 PM

Phone: +6496208278

Tianze Dumpling House has some of the best Northern Chinese dumplings in all of Auckland.

Start off with their lamb and onion dumplings for something different from the classic pork and chive. Or get their pork and fennel dumplings. The fennel adds depth to the traditional pork ones, and it’s pretty delicious.

Pro Tip: Their lamb and cumin dumplings are pretty addictive! Try an order or two.

6. Jolin Shanghai

Jolin Shanghai

Address: 248 Dominion Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday – 11:30 AM to 3 PM & 5 PM to 9 PM

Phone: +6496315575

Jolin Shanghai is the place to go for authentic Shanghainese cuisine (if the restaurant’s name isn’t already a dead giveaway).

Their xiao long bao is flavorful and a must-try. Opt for the classic pork or elevate your dumpling experience with their pork and crab roe version. Don’t forget to dip your xiao long baos in soy sauce and vinegar before slurping them up.

Craving something a little more crispy? Their pan-fried pork dumplings will have you reaching for another serving (or two—we won’t judge).

Pro Tip: If you need to munch on something while you wait for your dumplings, give their scallion pancakes a try. They are quite addicting.

7. Basu Lounge

Basu Lounge

Address: 452 Lake Road, Takapuna, Beach 0622, New Zealand

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday – 11 AM to 8:30 PM

Phone: +6494862962

Basu Lounge is like a temple to the mighty dumpling. This place is all about the food, and oh boy, do they deliver on that!

Their dumplings with spicy sauce are the undisputed best sellers. These dumplings are drenched in a fiery Sichuan sauce that’s lip-tingling but mighty delicious.

For those who want something a little less spicy, the dumplings in chicken soup are like a warm, comforting hug. The broth itself is pure comfort-food gold.

Pro Tip: They have boiled dumplings! Boiled dumplings tend to be more firm in texture, but the flavor is just as intense. 

8. Mr Hao

Mr Hao

Address: 365 Dominion Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday – 5 PM to 11 PM

Phone: +642108035486

Mr. Hao has an array of tempting dishes, but they deserve a standing ovation for their dumplings. Or more specifically, their xiao long bao.

The xiao long bao are the crown jewels among the dumplings at Mr. Hao. Each dumpling is savoury, and the broth is never cold.

If you like seafood, their steamed seafood dumplings burst with fresh prawns and scallops. Every single bite is sweet, with a little taste of the sea.

Pro Tip: If you want something spicy, get their spicy pork dumplings. The chili oil sauce it comes with will have you reaching for more than one glass of water.

9. Yummy Dumpling House

Address: 458 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Hours: Monday to Saturday – 11 AM to 9 PM

Phone: +6493773458

Yummy Dumpling House is a haven for delicious and affordable dumplings.

Their most popular dumplings are pork with chives and prawns. It’s juicy and holds together pretty well.

And don’t be fooled by their vegetarian dumplings. The vegetarian dumplings are bursting with flavour from the ginger and garlic.

But the real star of the show would have to be their pan-steamed pork and garlic chive dumplings. 

Pro Tip: If you’re coming here during lunchtime, make sure you get here early because they are usually always busy around noon.

10. White + Wongs 

White + Wongs 

Address: 149 Quay Street Cnr Lower Hobson & Quay Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


  • Sunday to Thursday – 11 AM to 10 PM
  • Friday & Saturday – 11 AM to 10 PM

Phone: +6493796914

When it comes to dumplings, the name White + Wong’s rings louder than the clinking of chopsticks. 

Get an order of their duck and chive dumplings for that first bite bliss. You’ll be tempted to put in another order of these bad boys.

For something a little more adventurous, go for the pork & octopus dumplings with tobiko and gochujang sauce. The savoury pork and the octopus don’t overwhelm each other, while the spicy gochujang brings out the briny tobiko.

And if you’re after a classic Chinese dumpling reinvented, try the chicken & shitake mushroom money bags. Don’t forget to dip these babies in the sweet chili sauce.

Pro Tip: Vegetarians—get the BBQ pekepeke mushroom dumplings.

11. Huami 


Address: SkyCity 87 Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


  • Wednesday to Sunday – 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM & 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Phone: +6493636699

With Huami’s sleek ambiance, and classic dim sum dumplings, it’s no wonder this place is a hideaway for those after an elevated dumpling experience.

A top-seller is their ha kao fresh truffle prawn dumplings. The truffle broth is rich and delicious—definitely a hands-down must-try.

If you’re feeling a little bougie, get the squid ink and prawn dumplings. You’ll find that the brininess of the squid ink doesn’t overpower the sweet prawns.

Or try their chilli siew mai shrimp and chicken dumplings. These dumplings are perfect for those who like a touch of heat.

Pro Tip: Try their braised ginger sweet soup and avocado dumpling for dessert!

12. Barilla Dumpling

Address: 571 Dominion Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand


  • Sunday & Tuesday to Thursday – 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM
  • Friday & Saturday – 11:30 AM to 11:30 PM

Phone: +6496388032

Barilla Dumpling is practically synonymous with dumplings in Auckland. They’ve been around for ages, and their affordable dumplings are sure to win over your hearts (and stomachs).

The pork with chives dumpling is a classic for a reason. But if you want to try something a little different, get their pork with mushrooms and water chestnut dumplings.

Their chicken dumplings with green pepper or the mixed seafood with pork dumplings aren’t bad choices either.

Pro Tip: Bring cash—you’re going to need it!

13. New Flavour

New Flavour

Address: 537 Dominion Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1041, New Zealand


  • Sunday to Thursday – 5 PM to 1:45 AM 
  • Friday & Saturday – 5 PM to 1:45 AM

Phone: +6421396880

New Flavour is a must visit for any dumpling lover. From classic pork mince and chinese cabbage to lamb and fennel dumpling, you’ll be fighting with chopsticks to pick up the last of these dumplings.

Try the pork mince with chives and prawn if you’re a fan of seafood. Or, get the beef mince and coriander dumplings—they are a local favourite. 

Pro Tip: All of their dumplings are handmade and you’ll get twenty of them. So, bring your appetite and do not get anything to eat before you go to this place!

14. TianFu Noodles

Address: 477 Khyber Pass Road, Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand

Hours: Monday to Saturday – 11 AM to 9 PM

Phone: +6495248793

TianFu is a sure bet for some authentic dumplings. These dumplings will have you lining up outside the shop just for a taste.

One of their best-sellers is their dumplings in chili and pepper soup. The fiery kick of the chili is balanced out by the juicy pork dumpling filling.

And an order of their dumplings in chicken soup is perfect for those days when you feel the sniffles coming. 

Pro Tip: The portions are quite generous, so consider planning for sharing unless you’re extremely hungry.

15. Eden Noodles

Eden Noodles

Address: 105 Dominion Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand

Hours: Monday to Sunday – 10:30 AM to 9:30 PM

Phone: +6496301899

Eden Noodles is known for their Sichuan cuisine, but their dumplings are just as incredible. 

Their spicy pork and cabbage dumplings are a crowd-pleaser that let you choose your spice level. They also have dumplings that come with a sour and spicy soup. The broth only adds to the deliciousness of these, so sip away!

Pro Tip: For the vegetarians amongst us, they have vegetarian dumplings!