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“Poor service in a crappy environment” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barrilla Dumpling

Barrilla Dumpling
Ranked #6 of 17 Restaurants in Mount Eden
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Poor service in a crappy environment”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

Would you like to eat in a dirty, smelly place? Go ahead.
Waited for my takeway order for an hour, continuously checking if it's ready. But careless busy stuff forgot my order anyway.
They have a lot of people coming, the line is on the street, so they don't care about customers. I would not enjoy my food by the table with the smelly and dirty covers.
Still wonder how people here in New Zealand is perfectly fine with a poor service and average food.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“DUMPLINGS”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013 via mobile

Possibly the best dumplings in Auckland? We live down the road from this place and are frequent guests. You usually have to wait 10 minutes to get a table in this wee gem of a cafe but there's a reason! No alcohol permitted but cheap eat for a week night. Service a little slow due to mass audience but you just have to expect to wave at them.

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Thank Ellen P
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Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2012 via mobile

Have been here several times after being recommended by a friend and its amazing! Pork and apple dumplings, and the green beans are a must! Haven't found anywhere else like this is auckland, or Hong Kong for that matter! Be prepared to wait if you go at a busy time though, it's very popular!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tammz_nz
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great dumplings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2012 via mobile

Have been here a couple of times now in our food adventures down Dominion Road. I will say these are the best range and flavour of dumplings on offer. However nothing I have tried at Barrilla beats the Spicy Sauce Dumplings from Eden Noodles. Plus the service is poor, the restaurant is very popular so long waits to be seated at peak dining times, also, great value but still more expensive than many other restaurants on the strip (probably due to popularity) nothing I have tried apart from dumplings is very memorable. Overall, a reliable spot to get your dumpling fix, avoid in peak dining hours.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kmor110
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