The Original Dumpling Shop
The Original Dumpling Shop is a restaurant that serves the communities in and around the Bronx with authentic Jamaican cuisine. We use fresh ingredients to make incredible Jamaican classics like ackee and saltfish, dumplings, breadfruit, bammy, and a variety of delicious fish dishes prepared in many different ways.
In 1990, two brothers John and Tidemon Douglas, decided to open J&T Community Fish Shop on Bronxwood Ave. Soon, they started to fry fish on a burner stove they had borrowed from a friend. Months later, they began frying dumplings and the customers were so happy they decided to name the store “The Dumpling Shop”. Tidemon passed away and John migrated back to Jamaica, while the business was run by his three nephews and brother.
After 23 years on Bronxwood Ave., the shop relocated to E 222nd St. and took on a new life. Now that the partnership is separated the business is in the capable hands of Anthony, Collin, and Errol. Years later, this establishment is still upholding the family dream. The Original Dumpling Shop opened its doors on August 23, 2018. Here we offer a variety of mouth-watering authentic Jamaican dishes. The taste, lower prices and authenticity of our foods will remind you how grandma used to make it. Stop by TODAY for our delicious food or ORDER ONLINE for takeout or pickup!
Try our variety of delicious fish combos! Our dishes are made from fresh ingredients and taste like home.
Dumplings & Fish
Sides & Soups
People Love Us!
This location is about a 10 minutes drive without traffic from the Hospital I work . Saturday mornings I pass by there on my way home and get breakfast. Everything is fresh and ready early in the morning. It is delicious .!!
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Hours of Operation
Sunday: 6am to 6pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 6am to 8pm
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 6am to 10pm