Best Dumplings In Manchester To Try In 2024

We're diving chopsticks-first into a whirlwind of flavour-packed, belly-warming delights, from steamed wonders to pan-fried perfection; these little pockets of joy are filling the city with their charm. Whether you're a dim-sum newbie or a wonton pro, get your taste buds prepped and your cravings fired up as we take you on a steamy expedition through the top six places for dumplings in Manchester.


Mei Dim

For the best dumplings in Manchester's Chinatown, head to old-school classic Mei Dim - a blink-and-you'll-miss-it basement lunchroom boasting a massive variety of authentic dim sum that puts other spots in the city to shame. From Shanghai soup dumplings to har gow shrimp gyoza, this no-frills joint serves up the ultimate feast that'll have you feeling anything but dim. Cheap, filling and full of flavour, it may not be Insta-worthy, but the food is definitely worth a snap - or a thousand.

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Soup dumplings in Manchester, you ask? Mei Dim is the key to your heart and stomach.

Gaijin Dumpling House

The restaurant on everyone's lips, Gaijin, meaning outsider in Japanese, is a small but perfectly formed spot full of fresh takes on Chinese classics that'll have you raving for days. Serving up drool-worthy dumplings influenced by Pakistani and Hong Kong kitchens, you'll find everything from bao buns, steamed chicken dumplings (£13), nasi goreng and signature spicy ribs on offer.

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Looking for the best Chinese dumplings in Manchester? Gaijin Dumpling House is where it's at.

The Little Yeti

Bringing authentic Nepalese cuisine with a modern twist to Chorlton, The Little Yeti's hand-folded momos are made to order. Take your pick of five different spiced fillings, whether you prefer them steamed or deep-fried, and dive into a plateful served with a tasty Nepalese dipping sauce like jhol achar or salad cream. PS: Don't miss out on their tandoor treats—whether it's paneer or vegan mushroom shashlick, your tastebuds will thank us.

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The Little Yeti's dumpling delights are chock-full of flavour.


Offering traditional Polish recipes with a 21st-century twist, this hidden gem just outside Manchester's M60 ring is a top-notch spot for authentic family-friendly cookery. The stars of the show? Their classic pierogis (£12) with a twist, of course. From black smoked cod and kimchi to millet, dill, and stewed beef, there's a pierogi for every craving at BeeRogi. With its cosy ambience and soul-warming dishes using locally sourced ingredients, it's the perfect spot to indulge in dumplings that speak to the heart.

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Satisfy your cravings, one pierogi at a time at BeeRogi.


A bougie hotspot for modern Chinese cuisine, particularly known for its shared plates and Dim-sum specialities, at Tattu, you've got choices – go à la carte or opt for their tasting menu showcasing the cream of the crop. Dive into reinvented classics like royal koi gau, chicken truffle shumai, and wagyu dumplings for a taste of excellence in a moody ambience, taking you on a sensory journey from East to West.

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Tattu serves up the best dumplings in Manchester city centre. Spoiler alert: it's about to get dumpling-licious up here.

Desert Island Dumplings

With a mission to turn classic dishes like cheeseburgers, pizza, and hoisin duck into plant-based offerings, Desert Island Dumplings is a quirky gyoza haven located inside Afflecks. Offering fun fillings like Cheezburger, Hoisin Mock Duck and Salt and Pepper Chikn, this belly-busting gem serves up delicious dumplings for every meal of the day, from breakfast to lunch and dinner. 

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Desert Island Dumplings boasts an inventive selection of vegan treats and fusion delights.

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