worst experience. I forgot my shades there and they just took them. We went there for dinner recently and left late - I realized I forgot my RayBan's the same night when I got home. When I called right at opening the next day they said that they didnt have them and were quick with accusations that I forgot them elsewhere or didnt bring them... got very unfriendly and defensive right away. Even when i stopped by they just blew me off. I am so disgusted with their behavior and attitude. Never go there again!
Dough aballs, not dumplings!.
At the recommendation of a friend, we ate dinner here tonight. We
now regret this decision.
To give this some context, the price range was $7-$12 per person,
even though we mostly ordered appetizers as opposed to entrées
(interestingly, dumplings only come in appetizers).
Upon entering the restaurant, we were immediately struck by the lack
of any Asian customers---always a bad sign when eating at a
We ordered a variety of differently shaped and sized dumplings.
First, the steamed chicken dumplings---as any Asian would tell you,
dumplings should *not* have skin up to a centimeter thick. Although
they contained an ample amount of dry, flavorless ground chicken
breast, these "dumplings" can only be described as dry, chewy,
flavorless balls of dough. The experience was not much different
for the fried pork dumplings.
My brother ordered the Szechuan dumplings with peanut sauce.
Luckily, these did not have centimeter-thick skin. Instead, they
were soaked in a disturbingly sweet sauce which was clearly mostly
(sweet) peanut butter. When we first saw this dish, we thought that
it contained two different colors of dumplings. We later realized
that the brown ones were simply normal dumplings whose skins were
washed off by the peanut butter sauce.
My half-cousin decided to try his luck with the orange beef entrée
for a whopping $12.00. Although it wasn't nearly as bad as the
others, he was appalled at the tiny amount of rice given.
My sister's friend ordered the shrimp dumplings for $5.75, hoping
that it would be filling. Unfortunately, in contrast to the
starch-filled dough balls, these were six tiny pieces, about the
size of a ping pong ball. Needless to say, this friend was not
satisfied with the meal.
Finally, we ordered a pork lo mein. Although it was very plain and
far too salty, this was the least putrid dish that we ordered.
Take it from a Chinese person, the food here was horrible, don't
waste your money here.
I'm stopping in Pittsburgh on my way to see my family and we're stopping here before we head out of town!!!. I haven't lived in Pittsburgh for over 7 years and every time I come back through the first thing I want to do is to eat at The New Dumpling House. I don't usually like Chinese and I LOVE this place! I even lived in Chinatown for a few years and wouldn't eat at any of the restaurants there. My absolute favorite ir the vegetable platter with bean curd,sauteed string beans and steamed vegetables. Also, the dumplings are absolutely the best!!!!! I highly recommend this place!!!!If you're ever in Pittsburgh, or you already live there,you must make your way to Squirrel Hill and eat eat eat ! Oh,by the way,there's a Japenese restaurant attached to it so if you need some sushi,you're there!
decent take-out food. I think this place is better as take-out than for eating there. I would recomment NOT eating the wonton soup. I don't know what they used as the filling, but it looks like the discards of meat. Otherwise, I like their string beans and their hunan chicken is quite spicy but good. This might be a good place to order from for group meetings.
Chef Mr. Shu is a pleasure to watch at the bar as he practices his art..
The dumplings here are sublime and come in a variety of tastes and shapes. I especially recommend the Szechuan dumplings--pork wrapped in a thin skin with a spicy, peppered sauce.
On weekends, there is a dim sum menu, with numerous choices of tasty bites and appetizers. Main courses run the gamut from Cantonese to Szechuan, with some of the best black bean sauce around. I also like any of the noodle dishes offered. An added bonus is the connected Sushi House next door. Extremely popular for sashimi lovers, it's usually crowded.
the best chinese in pittburgh!. although i cannot offer an opinion on the sushi at new dumpling, i have to say that the chinese food is the best! when i lived in shadyside i frequently had food delivered (at least once a week). i recommend the hunan chicken and hot and sour soup. the rice was always great!
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