Thursday, April 14, 2016

DumplingGo is closed right now



An EVG reader notes that brown paper is up on the windows at DumplingGo, the quick-serve restaurant on Second Avenue at East 12th Street. There aren't any signs up noting "closed for renovations"... the phone goes unanswered ... and the DumplingGo website has a "Error establishing a database connection" message.

However, there is a freshly approved permit for a "minor renovation of the existing restaurant" on file with the city. In addition, DumplingGo is on CB3's SLA docket (PDF here) on Monday night for a beer-wine license. (This application will not be heard before the committee.)

Anyway, this is likely just a closed for renovations for real (even though there isn't a note for customers).

DumplingGo opened here 13 months ago.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Positive Pats would prefer a Michelin starred restaurant to be here.

Anonymous said...

I just ate there the other night, and the dumplings were okay but not great, and the kids running the store were having a great time with each other. I couldn't blame them. I was probably the same when I was a kid!

Anonymous said...

It's too bad there's no way to make money betting on which restaurants will go out of business.

blue glass said...

i will be surprised if they return
not very good food
perhaps they need the liquor license to stay afloat

Anonymous said...

Error establishing a dumpling connection?

Anonymous said...

There is never anyone in there. I don't know how they can afford the rent selling a few dozen dumplings every day.

Anonymous said...

Gonna go out on a limb and guess that nobody cares. Easy come easy go.

Anonymous said...

Guess I'll have to have cupcakes for dinner. Again.

Anonymous said...

Not exactly a beloved neighborhood institution. Boy, do I miss the sushi place that used to be there.

Anonymous said...

I really wanted to like Go Dumpling's food. Went there with a friend who had regularly patronized Shima; we are NOT food snobs, but we both found Go Dumpling's dumplings were just not that tasty. (And they have serious competition from Mimi Cheng's right across the avenue.)

I had assumed they were surviving on delivery orders, as the place is so often empty or empty-ish. Will booze save this place? I guess we'll find out!

Anonymous said...

These were the worse dumplings I ever had!!!!

Anonymous said...

A fast food place with a wine and beer license? I went in one time and contrary to most comments here I left because there were too many people there. Okay it looked like an NYU bus had dropped off it passengers all at one time so I decided not to hang around.

John M said...

Every time I see their name, I read "Dumping Go". Have no idea if that is part of the issue...lol

Anonymous said...

Opening a dumpling place there with the other established ones 2-3 blocks away was dumb. I'm glad they went under.

Anonymous said...

Open kitchen concept with frozen dumplings probably didn't help

Anonymous said...

We can only pray for them to serve bubble tea and desserts.

Barb said...

The chain's 3rd St/6th Ave location as also closed over the weekend...