Food & Drink

The 11 Best Dumplings in Seattle

Published On 07/21/2015 Published On 07/21/2015
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Ba Bar
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Bistro Turkuaz
Pel Meni Seattle Dumpling Tzar
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Hongkong DIM SUM
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1. PB Kitchen 1714 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 (Capitol Hill)

One of the best Polish restaurants in Seattle, PB Kitchen is apart of the Polish Home Association and cooks up some pretty killer pierogis.

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2. Dough Zone Dumpling House 15920 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98008 (Bellevue)

This dumpling house really knows what it's doing with their tradition dumplings. Plus, they do a special twist on the classic by giving the bottom of your dumpling an extra-crisp which they call "wings."

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3. Ba Bar 550 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 (Capitol Hill)

A Vietnamese restaurant, Ba Bar proudly serves "street food", a principle defined by simplicity and quality. The other half of this eatery's maxim is "cold drink," as in cocktails. Many, many cocktails.

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4. Fu Man Dumpling House 14314 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133 (Greenwood)

The winner at this Greenwood Chinese spot is the solid dumplings, but what makes them GREAT is the garlic dipping sauce that comes with every order. This magic sauce alone is worth a visit.

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5. Bistro Turkuaz 1114 34th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 (Madrona)

At this Turkish bistro you'll find, amongst other traditional delicacies, some dumplings that a truly unique. These guys are sort of like ravioli drenched in a garlicky-yogurt sauce, then crowned with melted butter, red pepper, and mint.

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6. Pel'Meni Dumpling Tzar 3516 Fremont Pl N, Seattle, WA 98103 (Fremont)

If the prospect of dumplings isn't enough to wake you up on the quest for a midnight snack, the bright yellow walls at Pel'Meni should do the trick. The Fremont outpost of the food truck you've probably seen around town deals strictly in the practice of Russian-style dumplings, little bits of beef and potato wrapped up into thin bits of dough and thrown into a bowl of other toppings. You can venture outside of he traditional sour cream and spicy sauce by going for whatever specialty dumplings they're featuring that month.

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7. Ping's Dumpling House & Market 508 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104 (Intl District)

Opened in one half of a Chinese grocery store, Ping's serves a small selection of Northern Chinese eats, but make no mistake, you're there for a plate of their signature pork dumplings, made using traditional ingredients from a recipe that's been handed down for three generations.

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8. Hongkong DIM SUM 1120 164th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98087

This dim sum spot keeps things legit and has a wide variety of fresh, high-quality dumplings on offer.

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9. Revel and Quoin 403 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103 (Seattle)

This combination restaurant and bar is run by the husband-wife cooking team of Seif Chirchi and Rachel Yang, both of whom were contestants on Iron Chef America. If that wasn't enough to reel you in, the married couple combines American and Korean cuisine to create a menu of fusion dishes (like the moo shu pork dumpling and smoked oyster po-boy in a Korean pancake) unique to the restaurant. There's also a selection of signature cocktails that you can sample before/during your meal.

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10. Traditional Korean Beef Soup 22921 WA-99, Edmonds, WA 98026

The dumplings at this Korean spot are made to order by hand, so they are legitimately as fresh as can be. Be sure to also order one of the many Korean beers on the menu.