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The Bao

13 St. Mark's Pl., New York, NY 10003 40.72939 -73.988912
nr. Third Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-388-9238 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Price Range: $$

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

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU



Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • BYOB
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required


  • No Alcohol
  • BYOB


Not Accepted


Richard Lam is on record saying that most of the prefab soup dumplings New Yorkers love to fuss over aren’t worthy of the name, and after tasting a tray or two of his wobbly, popping xiao long bao, we’re inclined to agree. Like at Lam’s original Flushing restaurant, the pork broth at this East Village outlet is boiled daily, and the soft, chewy skins are rolled out by hand, just like in the great dumpling establishments of Shanghai. Get the original, which is as different from your average big-city soup dumpling as frozen pizza is from the real thing.


$20 credit card minimum.

Recommended Dishes

Xiao long bao, $6.95-$9.95