Melbourne’s Chinese community is a major player in the life of the city and the culinary scene that has sprung up around them is one of the major strings to their bow. Shanghai Dragon Dumpling House have several outlets all over Melbourne, from the city centre Chinatown to further out, and their latest location is in Prahran. The premises may be new, but the quality is as good as ever, with a menu that includes all the best in Chinese dumplings, whether steamed or fried, whether wontons or bao buns, whether in soup or filled with soup. Take a trip to Chapel Street, right in the heart of Prahran, for a Chinese restaurant that is sure to delight.
Chinese cuisine is always popular in Melbourne, and whether your tastes are for dim sum or Peking duck, for noodles or stir fry, for seafood, meat or vegetarian, you are sure to find something that will suit your tastes. If dumplings are your thing, then you need to take a trip to Shanghai Dragon Dumpling House in Prahran, where they provide piles of stuffed specialities from their outlet on Chapel Street on the main dining drag of the area.
The dumplings at Shanghai Dragon Dumpling House come in various forms. They can be steamed, pan fried or floating in soup and stuffed with crab meat and pork, chicken and prawn, curry beef or with vegetarian fillings among others. All dumplings are filled with the house broth, so watch your mouth when you chow down, lest you end up with a steaming hot soup on the top of the mouth! There are far more options beyond just the dumplings with classic Chinese dishes like beef and black pepper, pork chops, stir-fried fish and plenty more besides, so book a table at Shanghai Dragon Dumpling House on Chapel Street in Prahran to taste them all – it’s some of the best Chinese food in Melbourne, so don’t make out.
Good quality simple dumplings made on site accompanyed by a great selection of regional Chinese dishes. It's our family casual dining regular that never disappoints. The staff and owners are friendly and very attentive. Highly recommended for a casual lunch or dinner.
Excellent fresh made dumplings and very nice staff. Whenever we go we can always get a table or booth (which is sometimes hard on Chapel St). I really like this place. And it is ridiculously cheap!
Love love love the food here! Highly recommend the dumplings in chilli oil, the prawn, pork and vegetable wontons and the green beans and pork dish. AMAZING! I overeat every time I come here. Bad for my waistline, but delicious!
Fantastic service and food. I organised dinner for a group of 25 people and they were super efficient. Would highly recommend the salted egg yolk shelled shrimp & the pork xiao long bao. The chicken mini buns are yummy as well as the pan fried pork dumplings! A must try.
Large area which is good for groups. Delicious soup dumplings and generous portions for the vegetable dishes. only negative was that the waiter didn't know which dishes he was serving us - important when some dishes had seafood which one guest was allergic to.
Food was great, quick and efficient service and a well presented and clean restaurant. Will be sure to make a return appearance as well as highly recommend to friends and family.
Food was pretty good only problem: 1.the beer selection on tap was pretty limited and not great options; 2. lot of staff standing around not really keen to take your order at times.
Arrived and they did not have our booking. Managed to find us a table. Extremely limited drinks menu, average tasting dumplings and a fairly limited selection for a "dumpling house". Other items had lots of options though.
Requested no chilli in the bbq pork dish and it was loaded with chilli could not eat it. Would not return even though it is cheap.