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Top Xiao Long Bao (Soup Dumplings) Spots in North America

A well known staple in Shanghai, xiao long bao (小籠包), also known as soup dumplings, is a steamed dumpling filled with pork meat and soup broth. They are often found at Chinese restaurants specializing in Shanghainese cuisine and are occasionally available in Dim Sum establishments. Want to get in on this soupy snack? We pulled a list of the top places to get a soup dumpling in North America so you know where to get your slurp on.

Methodology: This is a list of the Top Xiao Long Bao (aka Soup Dumpling) Spots in North America according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the food and restaurant categories on Yelp with a large concentration of reviews mentioning “Xiao Long Bao” and/or ” Soup Dumplings” then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews mentioning “”Xiao Long Bao” and/or ” Soup Dumplings”


  1. Tasty Dumplings: Lowell, MA
  2. Old Shanghai Soup Dumpling: Palisades Park, NJ
  3. LJ Shanghai: Cleveland, OH
  4. Red Peony Chinese Cuisine: New York, NY
  5. Mr. Dragon Noodle House: Rosemead, CA
  6. Wu Wei Din Chinese Cuisine: Plano, TX
  7. Mr. Bao: Brooklyn, NY
  8. Tasty China: Ventura, CA
  9. Liu’s Shanghai: Brooklyn, NY
  10. Journey to the Dumpling: Elk Grove, CA
  11. Dumpling Hours: Walnut Creek, CA
  12. Ala Shanghai Chinese Cuisine: Latham, NY
  13. Cheli: New York, NY
  14. Kung Fu Noodle: Vista, CA
  15. XLB Dumpling Bar: Brea, CA
  16. Long King House: College Point, NY
  17. Dumpling Time: San Francisco, CA
  18. 3 Times: New York, NY
  19. Shanghai You Garden: Flushing, NY
  20. Shanghai Taste: Las Vegas, NV
  21. Kung Fu Xiao Long Bao: Flushing, NY
  22. Shanghai Dumpling: Edison, NJ
  23. Din Ding Dumpling House: Union City, CA
  24. Shanghai Restaurant: Fort Lee, NJ
  25. Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao: Flushing, NY
Pork XLB, Dumpling Time – San Francisco, CA


  1. Wang’s Shanghai: Vancouver, BC.
  2. Shanghai Dim Sum House: Burnaby, BC
  3. R&H Chinese Food: Richmond, BC
  4. Great Taste Chinese Restaurant: Calgary, AB
  5. Yuan’s Garden Restaurant: Richmond, BC
  6. Sammi & Soupe Dumpling: Montréal, QC
  7. Yummy Yummy Dumplings: Toronto, ON
  8. Jingle Bao: Vancouver, BC.
  9. Shengjian King: Markham, ON
  10. 369 Shanghai Dim Sum: Markham, ON
  11. Su Hang Restaurant: Richmond, BC
  12. Shanghai 456: Edmonton, AB
  13. Grand Chinese Restaurant: Burnaby, BC
  14. Z&W Shanghai: Vancouver, BC
  15. Mom’s Dim Sum: Richmond Hill, ON
  16. New Northern Dumplings: Toronto, ON
  17. Dumpling House: Toronto, ON
  18. Gou Bu Li: Richmond, ON
  19. Lambo Noodle Bar: Calgary, AB
  20. The Bund Shanghai Cuisine & Bar: White Rock, BC