Best Takeaway Dumplings in Sydney

Updated January 5th, 2022


Everyone in Sydney has their favourite dumpling place – whether it's a stripped-back affair that does BYO wine, an upmarket spot with white tablecloths, or a go-to late-night joint. Of course, some of us might need a minute before we’re ready to cram into our favourite dumpling diner again. Thankfully, we still have the dumplings.

At some of these restaurants, dumplings are the headline act – and you can get them delivered (either ready-to-eat or frozen) whenever the spirit moves you. At other spots, the dumpling dishes are supporting – but scene-stealing – actors that are just too good not to mention. These are the best options we've found.

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  • Celebrity chef Adam Liaw swears that dumplings travel better than any other takeaway food. That’s good news for those with a lockdown hankering for Din Tai Fung’s world-beating xiao long bao. These parcels of soup-filled wonder can be yours, piping hot or frozen, along with the rest of the menu. Order here.

  • It will take more than a pandemic to unseat Mr Wong as one the city’s best dumpling joints. The daily dim sum platter – in all its colourful, steamy splendour – is available to order for pick-up. Swathes of the restaurant’s regular, cantonese-inspired menu is up too: char siu barbeque pork, Singapore noodles and special fried rice.

  • You don’t need to queue-up with a large group of dumpling fans to receive the goods from this pinnacle of the genre. From each of Sydney its locations (including Ashfield and Chatswood), a selection of steamed and pan-fried favourites is ready to roll on most of the major delivery platforms. You can even grab frozen dumpling packs (and sauces) to cook at home.

  • All of the dumplings at this Shanghai-style shop are worthwhile, but sheng jian bao – the bestseller – is a highlight: it's a crisp-bottomed, doughy dumpling filled with soupy minced pork. It's like a blend between a xiao long bao and a classic potsticker, and it's addictive. Call 8057 7109 for pick-up, or delivery is available through most apps.

  • Lotus's dumpling-centric spinoff has a star-studded cast of dumplings on the menu. There are jade prawn dumplings, soupy xiao long bao, chicken and kimchi dumplings, scallop siu mai, and more. Plus a host of very takeaway-friendly mains. Order here.

  • It says it all on the tin, really. It's all about dumplings and noodles here. And because it's always had a takeaway focus, Dumpling and Noodle House is the ideal option for any Potts Point local who wants to stuff themselves with dumplings at home. Boiled, steamed and fried dumplings are all available (go for the fried lamb ones). Call (02) 9326 9639 for pick-up, and you can find it on most delivery platforms.

  • This one specialises in classic dishes from Nanjing – especially the salted duck – but it’s hard to look past the tidy dumpling selection on Doordash. It includes pan-fried beef or steamed crab and pork-filled numbers. A hefty chunk of the regular dine-in menu is available for delivery, too.

  • Not only is this CBD giant doing most of its yum cha to-go, it’s also selling a whole range of frozen dim sum. If you’d rather not spin the lazy Susan or peruse the trolleys right now, this is far and away the next best thing. Available on most of the major delivery apps.

  • The best thing about Queen Chow is that there’s one either side of the bridge. Better still, both are open for takeaway – but only Enmore’s dumpling department is open for business. Grab the daily dim sum, plus combination roast meat platters, pre-batched cocktails and more. Pre-order here.

  • Sichuan food is spicy, pungent and a bonafide remedy for wild and wooly nights. The fiery menu here, including its Chengdu-style dumplings, can be ordered for pick-up. Simply call the restaurant on 0450 865 508.