Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar

Monday11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Tuesday11:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Wednesday11:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Thursday11:00 am – 11:00 pm.

Friday11:00 am – 12:00 am.

Saturday11:00 am – 12:00 am.

Sunday11:00 am – 10:00 pm.

144 Lichfield Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch

03-420 0376

If we were to count the number of places you can go to grab a dozen dumplings in Christchurch, we’d run out of fingers and toes. However, there are a select few of these dumpling destinations serving up the full experience – and Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar is one of those topping the charts.

Pot Sticker has had a reputation for bringing the lively hubbub of Asia’s street scene to little old Christchurch - since it first joined The Colombo’s modern food court back in 2014. A year in and the business expanded to Poplar Lane, with an edgy eatery bursting with electric colours, smashing flavours and plenty of tongue in cheek (if you’re new to the chopsticks game, don’t be too offended by your napkin telling you ‘Forks are for Losers’).

Slide into a booth, prop up at the bar or corral your hoard of friends around a long high table and let the supreme street food experience commence. Dining is made cool, casual and conversational at Pot Sticker HQ, with a dumpling docket form for you to fill in and fling off to the next upbeat wait staff passing by. It’s designed to be an occasion for sharing, where diving into chockfull bamboo steamers and plates of fresh greens is a team effort. That’s not to say you shouldn’t add another Bao to the order just for yourself. You should most definitely do that.

As soon as the plump goods hit your table, you can tell the journey from kitchen to table has been a special one. Pot Sticker chefs have never frozen a single dumpling in their lives. Instead, the experienced team wake up every morning to prepare them fresh with generous fillings of high quality and free range ingredients. The menu features a range of dishes reminiscent of authentic night markets of the Far East and vegan and vegetarian options are aplenty. Pair your feed with a bottle of Asahi, Tsingtao, a Beijing Power Shandy, local North Canterbury wines, Sake or one of many signature cocktails.

Pot Sticker transitions effortlessly between day and night, where it feels just as right to pop in on your lunch break as it does to frequent the joint at 10pm for a late night feed. Dumpling parties are also available for large groups looking to mix up their next celebration with a DIY dumpling affair.

Words by Maggie Worthington & Photography by Nancy Zhou

144 Lichfield Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch

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