Apr 9, 2024 - News

The name changed, but the great dumplings remain at Lovebite

A black takeout box filled with rice, noodles and dumplings covered in red sauce.

Photo: Jeremy Duda/Axios

A dumpling restaurant by any other name is still delicious, at least when it comes to Lovebite Dumpling.

Catch up quick: The restaurant opened as Lovesack Dumpling on Roosevelt Row in late February, but changed its name amid a lawsuit threat from furniture company Lovesac, which objected to the dumpling spot's similar name.

How it works: Your "lovebox," as the meals are called, consists of three parts:

  • A base of yakisoba noodles, rice or greens.
  • Five chicken, pork, shrimp or vegetable dumplings. You can mix and match.
  • Your choice of yuzu soy, sriracha or Kewpie sauces.

What I ordered: Just about everything. I split my dumpling order between the chicken and pork.

  • I got half noodles and half rice. The noodles come with a Kewpie mayo and sesame sauce, while the rice is seasoned with coconut milk, lemongrass and fruit, giving it a pink color and an intriguing flavor.
  • I asked Lovebite's employees what they recommended for the sauce, and they suggested I get all three. Who am I to argue with the experts?

The verdict: The dumplings were fantastic, and the combination of the spiciness and tanginess of the sauces was unique and delicious.

  • Ditto for the noodles and rice, which offered an array of flavors that complemented the medley of different dumplings and sauces.
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