571 Dominion Road,
(09) 638 8032
Barilla Dumpling Information
Cited as one of Al Brown's favourites, the fresh hand made dumplings makes Barilla Dumpling one Mt Eden, Auckland restaurant that you simply cannot miss out on.
Mon - Sun: 11:30pm - 00:00am
Not Necessary on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Avg Food Spend
$$ per person
Take Away Service, A La Carte Menu
Wheelchair Access, NO Disabled Toilets
Barilla Dumpling did not disappoint. Very popular place for dumplings that is for sure. We went on a busy Friday relatively late and the place was happening! If you are looking for a dark quiet romantic place then go elsewhere. Think lights, noisy conversations (staff included) and serious dumpling noshing. The place has been redecorated since the last time we went, noticed a A good grading on the front window which is always a good sign, dumplings are very good value and super tasty . Just the thing on a cold evening. We came away with full bellies and relatively full wallet. I recommend the Pork and Chives dumplings and the Mixed meats noodles super delicious.
We had to leave without eating or paying today, ordered chicken fried rice and they came out with a plate of rice with literally 5 tiny scraps of chicken in it, combined it would have amounted to one very small strip of chicken, literally one small mouthful, no exaggeration.
We called the owner over and said (politely) that we wanted some chicken in our chicken fried rice, he informed us that it would cost an extra $2, I refused and tried to send it back but he refused to accept it back so we then tried to cancel our order and leave and he told us we weren't allowed to, in the end we just left and as we did an asian lady behind the counter started yelling at us loudly in front of the whole restaurant and the owner followed us outside to negotiate but we were no longer comfortable eating there.
Service was terrible. Was served burnt dumplings that told that was normal, however the next lot of pan fried dumplings taken to another table was not burnt. Told the order could not be changed and so we said we would leave. Was told if you want to leave then just go! I personally do not appreciate being served dumplings that are black on the bottom.
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