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Dumpling Galaxy

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42-35 Main St., Queens, NY 11355 40.754637 -73.827695
nr. Franklin Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-518-3265 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Chinese
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Daily, 8:30pm-10:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

7 at Flushing-Main St.



Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • No Alcohol


Not Accepted


Dumplings are one of those foods, like, pizza and burgers, that even when they're bad, they're still pretty good. But when they're good made with care and high-quality ingredients they are truly special. And people who have visited Helen You's Tianjin Dumpling House, her Golden Shopping Mall stall, know that she specializes in filling combinations found nowhere else. At her second restaurant, the full-service Dumpling Galaxy in the much roomier Arcadia Mall, fans can try upwards of 100 different varieties.

What's the reason for the expansive menu? "I started from there and couldn't stop," You tells Grub, explaining that unlike other standard-bearer pork and chive places around the city, she fills all her dumplings to order that's almost unheard of, anywhere. These range from the traditional (shrimp) to the trademark (lamb with green squash) to the more idiosyncratic (dried octopus with chives; tofu and preserved egg). Not every last dumpling is a hit (most are), though it's the nontraditional that most consistently please. If you're hankering for a full meal, there are dishes from Tianjin, Sichuan, and Fujian, cooked by chefs from their respective regions and many well executed, as well.

Recommended Dishes

Lamb with green squash dumplings, $7.95; duck with mushroom dumplings, $6.95; cod with roe dumplings, $7.95; dried octopus with chives dumplings, $6.95; wood ear mushroom and cabbage dumplings, $6.95; dill & egg dumpling, $6.95; pumpkin with black sesame desert dumplings, $6.95