Dough Zone Dumpling House

It’s been too long since we’ve had Shanghainese food but B found Dough Zone Dumpling House so we decided to give them a try. They have multiple locations around Seattle and the surrounding area (with their first shop opening up in Bellevue).


We dropped in on an early Sunday (around 11:15am) and were seated immediately. Apparently, it gets busy so use the Yelp waitlist to put your names down in the system. Never knew this even existed.


Service is friendly and they came by a few times to refill waters but they’re inexperienced/youthful. Mostly young kids but nothing bad like others have complained about.


The menu consists of house specials, XLB’s, baos, dumplings (pan fried, boiled and steamed), appetizers, noodles, vegetables, soup, desserts and beverages.



There’s also a drink menu.


Click here to see the rest of the drinks (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5).

DSC04842Nice that they gave each of us our own ginger bowl. Pour your own vinegar and soy sauce ratio. Weird that my ginger slices were so clumpy/stuck together.

Dan dan noodle ($5.50 US)
DSC04837These were fantastic! I was expecting the standard dan dan noodles but their sauce mixture was next level. Not only was it tasty and flavourful but there just a hint of unexpected spicy numbness. Loved it.

Pork with crab meat xiao long bao ($12.25 US for 10)
DSC04839These are definitely a splurge (double the price for us compared to back home). You get a hint of the crab but these were well done.


Thin wrapper, juicy moist meat and good soup broth. A few of the XLB’s managed to get stuck together so make sure to eat them while they’re hot.

Beef steamed dumplings ($4.95 US for 6)
DSC04847Again, good bite/texture to the wrapper and the beef filling was enjoyable.


Appreciated that these also had a touch of soup inside of them.

Q-bao ($10.50 US for 5)
DSC04845These pan fried pork buns (aka. sheng jian bao) are labelled as a “must try” on their menu and they’re right.


These were delicious. Fluffy, pillowy inside along with a slight crispiness on the bottom. The pork filling inside was juicy and done properly.


DZDH hit the spot for us. A bit pricey for lunch but quality, consistent dishes.

Dough Zone Dumpling House
815 Pine St
Seattle, WA
(206) 682-6666