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Lotus Dumpling Bar

8.8/10
354 reviews

Average price $55

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  • Average price $55 Special request
  • American express Welcome
Pork xiao long bao
$11
Pork and chive dumplings
$13
Violet argyle beef dumplings
$14
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Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous

8.8/10
based on 354 reviews
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Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :8.5/10
Setting :8.4/10
  1. Sam J.
    Sam J.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Delicious food and great recommendations from attentive wait staff made for a great meal. Good vegetarian options and they are more than happy to make adjustments to menu items to suit dietary requirements.

    Lotus Dumpling Bar

    Hi Sam, Thank you for the outstanding review! We take great pride in accommodating to our customers needs to ensure you have an enjoyable experience. We hope to see you again soon.

  2. Evan R.
    Evan R.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    I love this place - amazing food and intimate setting. Exhaust fan if you are sitting outside is a downer but it’s a great place to eat dumplings, and squid, and crispy chicken, and beef, and - well - everything

    Lotus Dumpling Bar

    Hi Evan, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our food and service. We certainly hope to welcome you back soon.

  3. Craig E.
    Craig E.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    A great little find, full of regulars , I have already recommended to a dumpling fiend ! Will definitely return , if you are going to the theatre on Hickson rd it’s a Rippa !

    Lotus Dumpling Bar

    Hi Craig, Thank you for the excellent feedback and for recommending Lotus Dumpling Bar! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to your next visit! Kind Regards, Brittany

  4. Michelle P.
    Michelle P.
    • 13 reviews
    10/10

    The flavours and spices of all the dishes were delicious, wait staff were very attentive and the atmosphere was buzzing. A great place to visit before an evening at the theatre

    Lotus Dumpling Bar

    Hi Michelle, Thank you for such a lovely review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us at Lotus Dumpling Bar. We are so please that you received the quality of food and service we pride ourselves on at Lotus and we cannot wait to welcome you back for another pre-theatre meal! Kind Regards, Brittany

  5. Maree G.
    Maree G.
    • 5 reviews
    7/10

    Food was fab, service was pleasant but a mix of full on and then suddenly nothing. Food was a little overpriced considering the simplicity of many of the dishes. Because space is at a premium, I must have had my chair knocked by one of the staff members at least 10 times. The food was definitely the hero of the night. Will be back.

    Lotus Dumpling Bar

    Hi there Maree, Thank you for your lovely review and honest feedback. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our food! May we recommend for your next visit our fabulous tasting menu which has a range of our favourite dishes to enjoy. We do feel that the prices of our food reflect the quality of the ingredients used, however, that being said we will be sure to pass along your feedback. We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy the high quality of service that we pride ourselves on and will be sure to pass this along to the team to be aware of in future. It is wonderful to hear that you intend to dine with us again and we really look forward to your next visit at Lotus Dumpling Bar, Walsh Bay. Kind Regards, Brittany

  6. Devleena G.
    Devleena G.
    • 2 reviews
    7.5/10

    Great food as always. Service a bit hit and miss. The eggplant and noodles were excellent. And very convenient location near the Sydney Theatre Company

    Lotus Dumpling Bar

    Hi there, Thank you for the great review and honest feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Brittany

  7. Mathew M.
    Mathew M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Absolutely the Best dumplings in Sydney. Portions make it great value for money. A must on your foodie calendar. The pork dumplings were our favourite.

    Lotus Dumpling Bar

    Hi Mathew, Thanks for the great review and for recommending Lotus! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to having you join us again soon! Kind Regards, Brittany

  8. Daniel C.
    Daniel C.
    • 10 reviews
    10/10

    Great food and great service

    Lotus Dumpling Bar

    Hi Daniel, Thank you for the great review! We hope to welcome you again very soon. Kind Regards, Brittany

  9. Nicola D.
    Nicola D.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food was absolutely amazing! They helped make a very special evening for my partner and I with their friendly and caring service. We will be making a reservation again soon!

    Lotus Dumpling Bar

    Hi Nicola, Thank you taking the time to leave such a great review! We are glad we could make your night so special and we hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Brittany

  10. Donna R.
    Donna R.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Lotus Walsh Bay is my favourite dumpling restaurant in Sydney and quite possibly the world. Wontons in Spicy Sauce, any of the pot stickers, beef -- I wish they had loyalty cards :)

    Lotus Dumpling Bar

    Hi there Donna, Thank you for your kind words and lovely review! We are absolutely delighted to receive such wonderful feedback from you. We look forward to the next time you join us at Lotus Dumpling Bar! Kind Regards, Brittany

  11. Christian D.
    Christian D.
    • one review
    10/10

    First time at the lotus but not the last. Service was great as were the dumplings. Great atmosphere too! ????

    Lotus Dumpling Bar

    Hi Christian, Thank you for your wonderful review, it is so great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you through out doors again soon. Kind Regards, Brittany

  12. Ruth G.
    Ruth G.
    • 9 reviews
    8.5/10

    Food was lovely and service was very friendly. Very accommodating with the fact that we had to be quick to get to a show at the theatre. Absolutely will come back next time we're off to the theatre.

    Lotus Dumpling Bar

    Hi Ruth, Thank you for your lovely feedback! We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Patricia

  13. Dione A.
    Dione A.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing Kung pao chicken

    Lotus Dumpling Bar

    Hi there, I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your Kung Pow Chicken - we absolutely love that dish too! We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Patricia

  14. Michelle L.
    Michelle L.
    • one review
    10/10

    It is our go to Sunday Dumplings. Easy parking at the door. A friend recommended Lotus a few years ago as they worked nearby. Truly lovely fresh food. Our favourite dish at the moment is the Eggplant. The crispy Chicken is alway a must have.

    Lotus Dumpling Bar

    Hi Michelle, Thank you for the lovely review! We love having you and your guests at our venue too - looking forward to seeing you soon again. Kind Regards, Patricia

  15. Paula B.
    Paula B.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Perfect pre theatre meal. Delicious!

    Lotus Dumpling Bar

    Hi there, Thank you for your feedback on the Pre-Theatre menu. We hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Patricia

  16. Peter H.
    Peter H.
    • 9 reviews
    9/10

    The Restaurant is small & all the food is made fresh the dumplings & duck fried rice are excellent have been several times before & will go many more time our favorite dumpling restaurant

    Lotus Dumpling Bar

    Hi there, Thank you for the glowing review. We can’t wait to have you back! Kind Regards, Patricia

  17. Alyssa R.
    Alyssa R.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Always great. Fresh food. Exquisite flavours. Friendly service. Staff were mindful of our need to finish in time to get to the theatre and ensured our order was served in time.

    Lotus Dumpling Bar

    Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are delighted to hear you had a fantastic dining experience. Kind Regards, Patricia

  18. Claire S.
    Claire S.
    • one review
    10/10

    This place is off the charts delicious!!!

    Lotus Dumpling Bar

    Hi there, Thank you for the glowing review. We can’t wait to have you back! Kind Regards, Patricia

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 277 reviews
    7.75/10

    The food was absolutely delicious. First time there will definitely be back.

    Lotus Dumpling Bar

    Hi there, We are delighted to hear you loved your meal. We hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Patricia

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 262 reviews
    8.75/10

    It was a quick meal after the theatre

    Lotus Dumpling Bar

    Hi there, Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Patricia

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More information

How to get to the restaurant

3/16 Hickson Rd, 2000, Dawes Point (NSW), Australia

Directions to get there

Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Haymarket, Sydney CBD, Sydney City, The Rocks

About the restaurant

Historical Walsh Bay housed the whaling and trade ports of Sydney – it was colloquially known as the “Hungry Mile” in the depression years with droves congregating in hope of a day’s work. In current times the precinct still attracts droves of hungry mouths, but to a vibrant dining and theatre scene.

The Lotus Dumpling Bar began life as a warehouse built in the early 1900s for the Sydney Port Authority. There are remnants of the past in this rustic space with its polished copper tones and beautifully exposed brickwork. Walsh Bay is where the old transforms into the new.

At Dumpling Bar the service is professional and familiar, being a local favourite. We look forward to welcoming you to experience our original restaurant.

Features

Chinese, Welcome, Pre Theatre

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