The Bao

Chinese, Dumplings
$ $
13 Saint Marks Pl (at 3rd Ave)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 388-9238
12:00pm - 10:30pm
12:00pm - 10:30pm
12:00pm - 10:30pm
12:00pm - 11:00pm
12:00pm - 11:00pm
12:00pm - 11:00pm
12:00pm - 10:30pm


  • I'm writing this tip through watery eyes recovering from the super spicy soup dumplings. But so worth it though! Skins were amazingly thin
  • Scallion pancakes with beef
  • Xiao long bao done right. As an avid hot sauce eater, steer clear of the spicy XLB. It ain't a joke! And the noodles? Good texture!
  • The pork soup dumplings are out of this world. Watch out for the spicy ones... SUPER hot.
  • Crab XLB and sauted spinach (kong xin cai)
  • Pass on the assorted dim sum; go for gold alternating Kung Fu vs. Extra Spicy soup dumplings!
  • Delicate and delicious soup dumplings. Spring for the crab upgrade, which adds a briny touch to the juicy pork tinged with ginger.
  • How to eat soup dumplings: carefully place the dumpling on your spoon. Put a little hole on the dumpling and drink the soup that leaks from it. Then finish the rest of the dumpling.
  • Best xiaolongbao in Manhattan. Yes, even better than Joe's Shanghai.
  • Scallion pancakes with beef. Be sure to order these appetizers with your meal!
  • The super spicy XLB don't seem that spicy at first. Five minutes later though, your lips will be numb and you'll be asking for a glass of milk tea
  • Order the pork, pork & crab, & super spicy soup dumplings and eat in that order. The pork & crab are favs, but the spicy is also very flavorful with its inclusion of Asian chili sauce.
  • Don't bother going down to Joe's, the XLB here is fantastic
  • Soup dumplings
  • I could eat a whole order of the pork soup dumplings by myself. I mean, you're here for them, do it. And then split the crispy pork noodles and scallion pancakes. Great prices too.
  • The spicy or wasabi dumplings aren't messing around, bravo.
  • There are much better soup dumplings elsewhere. Try hot kitchen right around the corner. But the scallion pancake with beef is so delicious. It is ultimate asian comfort food
  • Delicious champagne style milk tea and soup dumplings
  • soup dumplings, kung pao chicken, alcoholic ginger beer!!
  • soup dumplings

Nearby places

13 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave)
28 Saint Marks Pl
6 Saint Marks Pl (3rd Ave)