Steaming, succulent, and bursting with flavour — here’s the best dumpling joints in Adelaide you have to try this weekend!

Dumplings have earned their rightful place as one of the most beloved culinary delights worldwide. Adelaide’s diverse culinary scene boasts a treasure trove of dumpling restaurants that cater to every palate, from traditional Asian flavours to innovative fusions that push the boundaries of this timeless dish.

Whether you’re a seasoned dumpling connoisseur or a novice eager to explore the world of dumplings, get ready to bite into our guide on where to find the best dumplings in Adelaide!

<strong>Dumpling Bun</strong>
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Dumpling Bun

One of the tastiest Chinese restaurants in Adelaide, Dumpling Bun specialises in its namesake: dumplings and buns. With deliciously boiled dumplings filled with lamb, pork, or beef, as well as a cornucopia of fluffy buns, Dumpling Bun in Adelaide’s Chinatown has plenty of juicy flavours to satisfy any taste. And, as they serve up some of the tastiest wonton soup in Adeliade, grab some friends and treat yourself to Dumpling Bun.

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156 Gouger St, Adelaide, SA 5000
<strong>Dumpling King</strong>
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Dumpling King

All hail the king of Adelaide dumplings! One of the most popular dumpling places in Adelaide, Dumpling King has several locations across Adelaide’s CBD, meaning you’re never too far from one of their tasty treats. Choose from either steamed or fried dumplings, prepared daily from fresh ingredients and authentic Chinese recipes. All served with vinegar and chili dipping sauces, get ready to bow down to dumpling royalty at Dumpling King in Adelaide!

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While Chinese dumplings are the default for many, Mandoo is offering a new take on the classic recipe. This cosy restaurant on Bank Street serves up delicious Korean-style dumplings, handmade by the chef right in front of you. Using fresh dough and fillings, you will have plenty of options for fillins  including meat or vegetarian dumplings — steamed or fried to match your preferences. What makes Korean dumplings unique are their kimchi dumplings called mandu, served with their delightful ganjang dipping sauce that is sure to leave you craving more. With so many other Korean dishes on the menu, savour the succulent Korean flavours of Mandoo.

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3/26 Bank St, Adelaide, SA 5000
<strong>Moon Bear Dumpling Co</strong>.
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Moon Bear Dumpling Co.

Serving handmade creations inspired by Taiwanese flavours, Moon Bear Dumpling Co. is serving delicious and mouthwatering dumplings in Adelaide. Made fresh to order from locally sourced South Australian produce, the dumplings at Moon Bear come in plenty of delicious fillings including chicken and corn, pork and cabbage, as well as several vegan options. One of the best dumplings places in Fuham, take a bite out of Moon Bear Dumpling Co!

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597 Tapleys Hill Rd, Fulham, SA 5024
<strong>Star Dumplings</strong>
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Star Dumplings

Hidden in the Adelaide Central Market, Star Dumplings is serving up some of the best dumplings in Adelaide. A small, unassuming shop in the heart of Chinatown, Star Dumplings is offering a plethora of steamed and fried dumplings made fresh daily. So whether a hearty lunch, dinner with friends, or just a quick late-night snack, Star Dumplings is a succulent treat for all occasions in Adelaide.

Adelaide Central Market, 27b Moonta St, Adelaide, SA 5000

For more great Asian cuisine in Adelaide, check out the Top Japanese Restaurants in Adelaide. And for a sweet treat after dinner, lick your way through the Best Gelato Shops in Adelaide.

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This article was first published on September 16 2023. It was updated and edited on Hunter and Bligh on March 25 2024.