Bo’s Dumpling

  • Bo's Dumpling - Dumplings
  • Bo's Dumpling - Sign and exterior
  • Bo's Dumplings - Seating area
    Shared seating area

We came here because:

We wanted to check out Morningside’s new food precinct


The décor was:

Not really décor as it was a kind of laneway where customers from several outlets could sit. Cool stylised graffiti adorned the ‘alley’ wall and Bo’s itself had gone for a really authentic Chinese hole in the wall look which it pulled off perfectly.


The food was:

Great. Big fat juicy pork and coriander dumplings with great flavour and beautifully thin dough outers; and an accompanying smashed cucumber salad I’m still thinking about (cooling and refreshing with exactly the right amount of chilli, sesame seeds and coriander to balance). A bit more than you’d pay for Dom Road dumplings ($10 for 6) but still not extortionate.


We loved:

The cool vibe and super friendly service and attention. There was a slight muck up with our order causing one dish to be forgotten and the owner came over to the table to apologise and refund money personally while still giving us the delayed item. Perfectly, professionally and warmly handled.


If I could change one thing it would be:

Not much really. It was a great little spot. I know with the overheads, their dumplings need to be a bit pricier and I’m okay with that. I do wonder how they manage for seating as there doesn’t seem to be a lot for two eateries and a cider bar.


I would definitely come back. The whole precinct is nicely done with a pub, cafes, dumplings, fried chicken, cider and chocolates to choose from. A lovely addition to Morningside.


Location: 14-18 McDonald Street, Morningside
Phone: 021 289 0818 
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11am-9pm; Friday 11am-10pm; Saturday 11am-9pm; Sunday 11am-10pm; Monday closed.
Prices:  Dumplings $10/6 pieces; vegetarian Shijin salad $8; smashed cucumber $8; spicy beef $10;  pork hock aspic $8.
Takeaways: Yes
Cards:  Yes
Licensed: No
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Wheelchair Accessibility:  Yes
Website: Bo’s Dumpling Facebook
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