Dumpling Inn & Shanghai Saloon

San Diego
Dumpling Restaurant
Tues11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wed11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thu11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tues4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wed4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thu4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fri11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Fri4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Sat4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Sun11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Dumpling Inn & Shanghai Saloon

4625 Convoy St

San Diego, CA 92111

It’s telling that Dumpling Inn was forced to abandon their original circa-1998 location for a larger joint: far from an average Chinese restaurant, this place has such a voracious cult following that it had no choice but to ramp up its operation to keep up with demand. While the mid-century Shanghai City-inspired digs (think watercolor murals depicting pastoral scenes and pagodas, paper lanterns and festive string lights hung throughout) has ample seating, you’ll likely have to make a reservation in order to get your fix of the ambrosial Xia Long Bao dumplings upon which the spot’s legendary reputation rests.