Sydney's Inner West
This chinese restaurant in Ashfield is THE place to go for dumplings! Kids are welcome and they'll enjoy the ultimate in "finger food"!
New Shanghai has a number of locations across Sydney. They offer excellent chinese food generally but specifically, their dumplings are amazing.
The restaurant is located in the heart of Ashfield and caters to groups, singles and kids are very welcome. Easy parking on Liverpool road or in the Ashfield Mall across the street.
March 2015: We love New Shanghai! We visited the Ashfield restaurant with child in tow and had a lovely dumpling lunch.
The restaurant is clean, newly renovated in a modern, sleek, chinese style and has an excellent atmosphere. Part of the reason for that is probably the fact that they're always busy! Reservations are recommended and almost essential for the busy lunch and dinner hours. Between meal times walking-in is easy enough.
The dumpling menu is extensive and we ordered the steamed pork and coriander dumplings ($8), the pan-fried pork dumplings ($8.80) and a crispy shallot pancake ($5.80). Yum! Everything was excellent, sered at perfect dumpling temperature and so reasonably priced. They have a full selection of soft drinks and juices and they're licensed also if a "longer" lunch is what you're after.
It was interesting to see the dumplings being made in the open part of the kitchen which they call the "dumpling theatre"!
We had a little person with us when we visited and the very helpful staff brought us a high chair straight away. A plastic plate, bowl and cup soon followed, we didn't even have to ask. Our little lunch buddy particularly enjoyed the crispy pancake and the dumplings went down well too! It's a greta option for kids. It's busy, so inside voices are not essential and really, dumplings are the ultimate in finger food!