Dumpling Monkey

Dumpling Monkey
121 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6PR
  • Telephone 0141 583 8300
  • Food served Mon–Sat 11am–10pm. Closed Sun.
  • Average price £9 (lunch)
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in association with
Birra Moretti

Simple stripped down Chinese eaterie serving dumplings and other classics

Eating & Drinking Guide

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You can imagine lunch in Beijing is probably akin to the experience at this canteeny Chinese on Partick’s fringes – busy traffic outside, people packed in around bare tables and a frenetic turnaround of diners and dishes taking place. It’s chop-chop, steam steam and your order arrives on the table with the chop sticks barely out of the packet. Dumplings are, as the cutesy name explains, the mainstay here with a variety of fillings in the offing and a hefty plateful of ten of them for just £5, while steamed buns offer a pretty substantial meal for even less. Miso soup comes in hefty bowlfuls and regulars such as katsu curry and homemade char sui find a happy home in hungry mouths every lunchtime. A place offering frighteningly good value while not lacking in the quality department.

  • High point: Cheap and cheerful Chinese grub
  • Low point: Steamed buns could sink ships
  • Notable dish: Dumplings with pork and Chinese leaves
  • Delivery: £1
  • Provides: Halal options
  • Music on stereo: Chinese pop
  • Capacity: 20