Shanghai Village Dumpling is a much beloved Melbourne institution. There are a number of reasons this is so, and first up is its location.
Set roughly midway through Chinatown on Little Bourke St, Shanghai Village is regularly passed by thousands of people a week coming and going through Chinatown. Accordingly, it is most recognisable and held in much affection by many in Melbourne.
The distinct edifice of the building is one such reason for this; and actually has some good history behind it having been first built in 1888 and representing an important ongoing link to the early years of Melbourne's Chinatown.
Yet, it should be said too though this building is history, Shanghai Village Dumpling is not constrained by it.
Instead, walking inside on any Friday or Saturday night shall surely find the room buzzing with energy, noise and much pace. In turn, though the optics may be great it is of course the food that is most important. With this Shanghai delivers. Whether you are keen on dumplings, noodles, spring rolls - or any other array of classic takeaway Chinese fare - Shanghai Village shall surely be have something on the menu to please your taste buds.
Shanghai Village. Great location, historic building; and a wide and diverse menu once you walk in the doors.