Lucky Dumpling

4.2
272 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
Lucky Dumpling is an Asian American Fusion restaurant created by Chef Brother Luck. A great place to find handmade dumplings and contemporary dim sum.
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HangryPreggerLady
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall the food wasn’t horrible and the vibe of the place is nice. For a place with dumplings in the name though, the selection and quality of dumpling was a let down.

The dumplings themselves were pretty bland, but at least the sauce sort of makes up for it. The food overall felt like the creator of the menu was trying too hard and really should have stuck to simpler foods. The prices were high for a mediocre meal. Service was solid other than a weird absence of the server, which may have been a smoke break or something. Cool artwork.

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vigilante1967
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. This is a great place to meet up with friends and share the small plates. Still my favorite place to eat in town. Hey Chef, how about bringing the bone marrow back to the dumpling? :-)

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comum22
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was creative and delicious with generous portions. In our party of 8, everyone had rave reviews of their meals. Our server was engaging and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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JerriR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great meal. Music was loud in back room but they turned down for us and made for a much better dining experience.

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Luda
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed The Lucky Dumpling and had been meaning to visit it sooner. The service was great we were greeted and sat quickly by the hostess. Our server was great and knew the menu well. I really like the 90s hip hop theme. The food was delicious had lots of flavor, we ordered 7 different items to try as much as we could. I have to mention the food was salty, but had lots of flavor. I did let the server know and said she'd let the chef know. We will definitely return soon.
Thank You

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JoyS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique flavor combinations, amazing dishes, great staff, lovely atmosphere. I can't wait to go back and try more! I'll be checking out the owner's other restaurant now too!

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MattC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Service was great. Dumplings had no soup in them and were cold. Disappointed in the food. Atmosphere and service excellent.

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MichelleM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food and I will be back with my husband.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved Lucky Dumpling! Each dish was well done and interesting!!

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Sean
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food! Like SOOOO GOOOOOOD!!! Seriously…. Stop reading and book this restaurant now. The menu changes seasonally so definitely check it out!!

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TerriW
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and loved it! Sidney was our server - very friendly! We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Everything about it was fantastic. Kyle was very knowledgeable and so helpful with the menu and things to do after dinner!

Delicious food and great cocktails

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EllenS
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a very nice dinner! First time there. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Chicken was chewy and expensive $25 for the entree

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience2

We have been a while ago and went back. The menu was different the food was not as we remembered way to expensive and not good. We unfortunately won’t be back

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

I’m not sure what the hype is about this restaurant. First impression when I walked in the door was how dirty the floors are especially in the kitchen. If you’re going to have a restaurant with an open kitchen, then your kitchen needs to be impeccable. We were seated at a table immediately next to the kitchen adjacent to what looks like some type of bar and with a direct view of the employee hand wash sink for the kitchen area and bathroom doors. There were plenty of other tables available. The server was very pleasant and took our order and food came up quickly; presentation was decent.
Now for the food part. Supposedly this was a brand new menu that had just been introduced on Wednesday. We had a variety of items that we shared at the table and the only thing that truly stands out in my head is how tough the potsticker and dumpling dough was and how every food item we ordered was cloyingly sweet. No undertones of salty, spicy, just sweet, cloyingly sweet. The dumpling dough was though and chewy, not the delicate dough one would expect. The seams of the dough on the potstickers were completely dry and hard as if they had been reheated from earlier in the day. We also had the dumplings and soup broth equally hard very tough and chewy. Also there was no broth. Steamed buns again overwhelmingly sweet. Drunken noodles drowning in a sweet sauce that covered any other flavors. Burnt ends also sweet. There is no balance of flavors whatsoever.
Very disappointing and we passed on dessert since our meal covered that.
Honestly, not sure you want your staff rolling out dough and filling potstickers on the bar in the dining room. No gloves, not beard/goatee net, nothing and that is what customers see.
Final note, why bring water to the table in reusable bottles which are questionably cleaned? Especially when all the debris floating inside the bottle looks like a sea monkey project.

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LNguyen
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Food:
Got the Nashville hot chicken bao and the Xiao Long Bao. Both pretty bad. The baos had no flavor other than "hot". The flavor was just coming from the hot oil which made the chicken just unappetizing. The Xiao Long bao, or soup dumpling, had no soup. It was just dry filling with a thick dumpling skin.
Service:
Our waiter was great and super nice. I want to first mention that we waited an hour for our soup dumplings, which left us quite unsatisfied. The waiter mentioned "everyone is new" so we were understanding. A food runner gave us someone else's order of the hoisin pork belly bao, which was also bad. The waiter let us keep it on the house.
Random mention, there was a "culinary fee" on our bill. It wasn't much but...for what?
(Hoisin porkbelly bao review: pork belly is fatty. I don't know how they were able to cook it to the point where it was flavorless and dehydrated. Also the cut was SUPER thin. The only thing good about thus bao is the hoisin and the vegetables that was on it.)
Overall:
Over-priced and low quality. I may come from a city that has lots of diverse food, but it's valid that I came in with high expectations. They had a "top chef". I'm not sure what was the deal that night, but I definitely do not recommend coming here at all.

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BrittanyW
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food and sake flight were very good. Our waiter was very good and friendly, however the food came out very slowly. Will definitely return!

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AndreaH
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful. Jennifer (the waitress)was amazing! Crispy Pork Belly Ramen and the Drunken noodles are great I keep forgetting that the buns are not a closed pouch but a sammie and a little bready.

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Kansas
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service here was great and friendly. Your food came out a very decent time and had great flavor.

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KathleenG
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the server.. I explained i forgot my glasses , So i asked him what he would suggest ,, I felt very compfortable and the food was amazing .
Was a fun evening, Even got a drink that was not on the menu. I must say , Lucky Dumpling went out of their way for us..

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucky Dumpling is one of the restaurants to go to for delicious food, outstanding service, and feeling welcomed. A restaurant that has been our favorite restaurant for quite a while. The crew is just wonderful, respectful, and each visit is a great experience.

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Annette
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the lucky dumpling.... There are some inconsistencies in the food so we find it to be mostly consistent but they like to throw in a curve ball every once in a while after you've gotten used to a favorite dish. Our favorite server Kyle always makes it a positive experience even when the food is a little bit off

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SuZettE
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great fun and the food was delicious. Of special note was that one of the servers, on her way to work, saw us struggling with the parking meter. We had tried 5 different credit cards and the meter just would not accept them. She reached into her apron and came up with a handful of quarters and said, "Here, take these." I didn't catch her name, but she has pink and green hair! So very generous and kind. All in all, a great experience. I had the braised octopus and it was very good. Others had the drunken noodles, the duck, and the braised ribs. All were excellent.

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KathleenF
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Even though I made a reservation I still had to wait an additional 20 minutes.

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CrystalD
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had never eaten here before and got a gift certificate for our birthdays. what a wonderful taste adventure! people who work there are very friendly and attentive. we will be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The chicken fried rice is delicious.
The salmon on wonton skins, which was also very good.
The chicken dumplings with peanut sauce are very good.
The braised short rib was cooked beyond tender, so it was very hard- I don’t recommend it.
The beef dumplings were not good here- I don’t recommend.

Would I return? Yes. The friend rice would be the reason 😉

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These guys are awesome even being understaffed they just killed it all night. Bravo!

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NikiaC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Waste of money. Flavorless Raman, not Asian food at all.

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vipJohn66
Houston
48 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

We shared several dumpling and boa dishes. The beef and pork dumplings were unusual but good. The veg dumplings were awful, uneatable. The beef and chicken boa sandwiches were also good, but seemed pricy for three chicken tenders that happened to be wrap in a boa bun. My wife and I are 50+ so we did not fit in too well. It was too hipster for us. Generally, it was a good, but not hugely enjoyable dinner.

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BettieJ
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our 1 st time in was expecting alot more! We tried several different dishes & shared. The food was good but nothing stood out as memorable except the fried brussel sprouts which were best I've ever eaten!! The very small proportion of short ribs tasted like a good piece of roast!! The proportions were considerably small for the price!! For the price & size of the proportions I would way rather take my $$$ somewhere else & know I w/get my $$$ worth!!! Service was slightly at or just above standard.

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Neecii
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I gave 4Stars- bc I had PTR planned to order the Octopus- and Miss Ciara came back when we were about to order to tell us which items were not able to be served. I was sooooo deflated, heart broken- - as we have eaten at FOUR before - so I was set for that dish. Everything else was G R E A T. I will have to come back die the braised Octopus.
The Crawfish Pork Shuman was TDF! And don’t get me started with the Spicy Salmon Tacos. Daughter got the Pork Belly Ramen (YUUUM)
Excellent service and Food. Got a little packed before we left and that was amazing. two thumbs up!! Will come back and bring friends. Much LOVE❤️🙏🏾 Hats off to the CHEF!
Most definitely RECOMMEND!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Such a great place! Loved the food!

TO
TheresaO
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place with great food and a unique and very cool vibe!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was incredible! Service was top notch too!

KD
vipKenD
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is awesome. Food, service and value. Will return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, super great service from Crystal! Highly recommend the fried chicken bao buns and the short ribs.

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HankP
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff, tasty dumplings.

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Pappadaddio
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being the adventurous type with food, I found this place to be one of my favorite finds in a long time. I don't live here, but if I did, this could very well be my go to restaurant.

FAQs

Lucky Dumpling offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (719) 418-5843.

Lucky Dumpling is rated 4.2 stars by 272 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.