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Mimi Cheng's Dumplings

179 Second Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.730525 -73.986285
nr. E. 12th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
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  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Price Range: $$

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Sun-Wed, 11:30am-9:30pm; Thu-Sat, 11:30am-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

L at First Ave.; L at Third Ave.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Catering


  • No Alcohol


Not Accepted


Consider this the Empire Biscuit, or Black Seed, of dumplings: At 8:30 p.m. three days after opening, Mimi Cheng's sold out of pork, chicken, and dessert dumplings. Sisters Hannah and Marian Cheng are smart to keep it simple and fresh—the only other menu items are vegetable dumplings and a market side—and they're using pasture-raised meat from Fleisher’s and all organic vegetables. The recipes come from their mother, Mimi Cheng, and the dumplings are cooked to order, with a choice of pan-fried or boiled. (Eight dumplings cost $10.) The real star of the show, though, is Mimi's Secret Sauce—you'll want to bathe your dumplings in it.