The best soup dumplings (xiao long bao) at its price point, if you want cheap dumplings, then there is no comparison, this is the place to be. While Hutong Dumpling Bar, East Bar & Restaurant, New Shanghai in Emporium and soon to open, Ding Tai Fung will fight it out for top spot, Shanghai Street sits nicely just beneath them giving up a bit of quality against value for money.
Some might argue for other spots, and I agree that most of the value conscious dumpling bars all have their pros (and cons), but if you want a consistently good, as opposed to just cheap dumpling spot, that also does a pretty good xiao long bao (aka the kind of dumplings), then Shanghai Street is the place to be.
In a Sentence: If you’re on a budget, there’s no competition.
Verdict: Would Go Back