Mama Lu's Dumpling House

Row 1

153 E Garvey Ave (at Lincoln Ave.)
Monterey Park, CA 91754
(626) 307-5700
Dumplings, Chinese, Dim Sum
Mon–Sun: 10:30 AM–9:30 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Dumpling is da bomb!
  • Don't eat here if you don't speak mandarin. Racist!
  • The beef noodle soup is the best. The pork dumplings are excellent. Great services. My family, my friends and I are dining here all the time.
  • French style beef, beef noodle soup, and of course the juicy pork dumplings
  • Closed on Wednesdays.
  • 8 dumplings, a veggie dish, 3 shizitou, 2 bowls of rice for $20? Deal.
  • Even though the dumpling was good, service was bad. Long wait on Sunday night. Chef special mushroom beef was lame. Don't think any of chef special is their specialties
  • XLB are a given.. But Mama Lu's Fried Pancake ALSO FTW. So good. Sliced up and sauteed fried pancake w/ pork. So good!
  • Pork and crab soup dumplings. Skin was on the thick side, but the filling and soup were tasty. The crab flavor was light. Probably not worth getting over the just pork version. 3.75/5
  • Pork soup dumplings (XLB) had skin thats on the thick side. The filling and soup were tasty. Good...but I would prefer a bigger punch of flavors. The vinegar and soy they have were kinda weak. 4/5
  • Beef roll was heavy, oily/soggy, and chunkily filled with a kind of roast beef and cucumber. Definitely better versions elsewhere. 2/5
  • Fried coconut buns were a simple pleasure. Fried soft dough (like baos) with condensed milk dip 3.5/5
  • Its way better than Din Tai Fung. The juicy pork dumpling is delicious and the price is unbelievable cheap. A must try signature dish when you come here. Better come early to avoid the long line.
  • Would not go back here. We sat down at 8:30pm and by 9 we were asked to pay and finish up or take out the food. Not a good experience as I didn't get the chance to enjoy the food I ordered.
  • Shanghai cuisine so everything is sweet. Surprisingly, the spicy oil dumpling were not sweet. Very good value for the price though it's not exactly the best.
  • The xiao long baos here are great. The crab ones are popular. Also the green onion pancake is good. The nian gao is not good
  • Spicy wontons were really good, shanghai chow mein, yang chow fried rice
  • Fried coconut buns and beef roll
  • The XLB and scallion pancake are good but I've had better. Massive line with poor management.
  • French style beef tenderloin is the best!