DiDi Dumpling 38 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10010

Don’t miss the dumpling and lo mien combinations at DiDi Dumpling on Lexington Avenue.

DiDi Dumpling

38 Lexington Avenue

New York, NY 10010

(212) 466-6618


Open: Sunday Closed/ Monday-Saturday 11:00am-8:00pm

My review on TripAdvisor:


DiDi Dumpling at 38 Lexington Avenue

I came across this wonderful little dumpling and lo mein shop when I was walking around Kips Bay for my blog, “MywalkinManhattan.com”. I had not had the chance to try the restaurant on those trips to the neighborhood but tried it recently and was thrilled by the food and service of this family owned shop. The food and the service were both excellent.

The Combination Platters are a great deal for lunch

The pot stickers and lo mien combination is so reasonable and the portion sizes are very generous. The pot stickers were pan-fried and crisp on the outside and moist and juicy on the inside.

The dumplings and pot stickers that I tried on my first two trips were filled with a flavorful pork and chive mixture called Pork Special, which was enhanced by the soy sauce mixture that they served with it. The dumplings were steamed to perfection and there were two different types of sauces available at the counter to dose on top of them.

The Pot Stickers are cooked to a golden brown

The Lo Mein that was served on the side of the Combination Platter was freshly cooked right in front of me in big batches cooked with a flavorful soy sauce mixture and had fresh thinly sliced chopped vegetables mixed in the sizzling noodles.

On my most recent trip, I tried the Chicken Experience Pot Stickers, which were filled with finely chopped chicken and spices with a hint of cilantro. This gave the pot stickers an extra complexity when served with the Pot Sticker sauce. Again they were crisp on the outside and a moist filling on the inside.

On a cooler afternoon then most of the summer, I had a side of Hot & Sour Soup, which was a clearer version then the soy filled darker versions I am used. Still it was loaded with hot pepper and thinly sliced fresh vegetables and warmed me up before my afternoon walk.

The service could not be nicer as the family who runs the restaurant is extremely nice and very accommodating. They welcome you into their shop and the orders come out very quickly even when its very busy.

The dumplings are excellent and so juicy inside

The combination platters are very reasonable with five Pot Stickers or Dumplings with either a side of Lo Mein, Corn Chowder or Hot & Sour Soup for $6.95 or the the ten piece for $9.95. There are also many Specialty soups and noodle dishes served a la carte.

What is nice in warmer weather there are cocktail tables outside to eat at otherwise there are some small counters inside to dine in the cooler months.

Author: jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.

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