When it comes to date night eats, you can hardly go wrong with some delicious dumplings. And, with so many variations on these doughy delights, there’s truly something to satisfy everyone’s tastebuds. So, if you’re looking for a steamy date night in the capital, check out these amazing Ottawa dumpling spots

Whether you’re a die-hard dim sum fan or are looking to try something new (Big Mac dumplings, anyone?) the capital has you covered. 

Honestly, you could take yourself on a dumpling tour of Ottawa without ever having to leave Somerset Street.

But don’t worry, as we’ve got plenty of other options from all around the city as well. 

It’s safe to say that Ottawa is pretty obsessed with these scrumptious snacks. 

From quaint ice cream shops to authentic momo pop-up events, you can satisfy your craving nearly anywhere in the city, it seems. 

Whether you’re looking to really impress a date or simply want to dive into a big plate of dumplings with the squad, you’re going to be spoiled with choice.

So take a peek at the list below and get ready for your cravings to go through the roof.

Roku Bar + Bites

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Asian fusion street food

Address: 610 Somerset St. W., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: This place has Big Mac dumplings on the menu. That's right. What a mouth-watering combination those are. And don't forget to top it all off with a deep-fried banana spring roll.


Dumpling Bowl

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Dumplings & bubble tea

Address: 730 Somerset St. W., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: This spot might be pretty small inside, but the dumpling portions are large and oh-so-yummy. 


Momo Spot

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Momos

Address: Various locations, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can find this local spot popping up all over the capital and their hand-crafted momos are simply delicious. The secret is definitely in their homemade sauce. 


Dumpling? Dumpling!

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Dumplings

Address: 261 Centrepointe Dr., Nepean, ON

Why You Need To Go: When dumping is the question, yes is always the answer. Not only is the place serving up tasty fare, but the brick and wood interior is sure to impress as well. 


Datsun

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Asian plates & bar

Address: 380 Elgin St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you need to satisfy some late-night dumpling cravings, this is the spot. If you head over on Monday after 9 p.m. you can enjoy sweet drink deals, too. 


Moo Shu Ice Cream

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Ice cream

Address: 477 Bank St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: During the colder months, defined as October to April, this popular Ottawa ice cream place serves some truly amazing pork dumplings. 


Yangtze

Price: 💸💸💸

Cuisine: Cantonese, Szechuan, and dim sum

Address: 700 Somerset St. W., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you're looking for real-deal dim sum, look no further. 


Hung Sum

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Chinese and dim sum

Address: 939 Somerset St. W., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: All of the food here tastes super fresh and flavourful. Your date will not be disappointed. 


Cafe Orient 

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Dim sum and Cantonese fare

Address: 808 Somerset St. W., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: This little hole-in-the-wall spot will probably exceed all of your expectations with their juicy dumplings. 


Xiang Zi

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Beijing-style

Address: 1121 Meadowlands Dr. E., Nepean, ON

Why You Need To Go: These fresh, handmade dumplings are high-quality and consistently impress. 


Shanghai Wonton Noodle Restaurant

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Noodles, dumplings, and more

Address: 178 Rideau St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Affordable and delectable? Those are our favourite kind of dumplings. 


Oriental Chu Shing Restaurant

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Dim sum

Address: 691 Somerset St. W., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: We could honestly lather everything in the spicy peanut sauce from this spot. But, it's especially good on the pork dumplings. 


Yen Fung Ding Dumpling Shoppe

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Dumplings

Address: 628 Somerset St. W., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: It doesn't get much more authentic than walking into a house for some tasty homemade dumplings. There's a huge variety to choose from, so good luck deciding which ones to try.


House of Targ

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Pierogi

Address: 1077 Bank St., Ottawa, ON 

Why You Need To Go: If pierogi are your favourite dumpling, then you can't pass up a chance to try the famous pierogi here. You can spend the rest of your date playing pinball and vintage arcade games too. 


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