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Eat This Now: Lumi Empanada & Dumpling Kitchen

Shrimp, cilantro, and jicama pan-fried dumplings with a side of “saucy” edamame in ginger and garlic. I dig Lumi. Maybe it’s the serene atmosphere. Perhaps the quirky mix of Vietnamese dumplings and Brazilian empanadas found on the menu. Either way, I find it a tasty spot. And today, I hit on this perfect light lunch combo. What do you think of Lumi?

8 comments on “Eat This Now: Lumi Empanada & Dumpling Kitchen

  1. I like the idea a lot and I wanted to like this place when I first tried it – but it’s just so mediocre with a disproportionate price point.

  2. Chris, go back and get the bahn mi lunch special monday-friday. Bet you don’t leave disapointed.

  3. i love it.

    the price point CAN be an issue if you want it to be (hit happy hour). but in my mind, the flavors you taste are well worth it even on the regular menu pricing.

    my primary enjoyment for Lumi is simply the taste. they’re tastes you cant get everywhere; the dumplings, empanadas, saucy edamame, the chinese bbq ribs and the pork sandwich are pretty much some of the best stuff you can eat on any given day.

    i think their niche is so vital for the dallas food scene, as on occasion you want something lighter and interesting tasting.

    not sure what came over me, but i really do like this place a lot. dont go expecting to be stuffed to the brim, but go to savor some unique dishes. the patio, house and minimalism perfectly matches the food.

  4. I checked out their menu and had to wonder why I haven’t been yet. My mouth was watering!

  5. Love, love, LOVE this place, but the lack of easily accessible parking makes it difficult to visit often, especially with a large group of friends. Yes, I could walk to it from my home, but in this heat? No thank you.

    Also, since that new bar went in next door, a nice dining experience could be shattered by the loud music they are usually playing.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love the food and the people at Lumi, but I wish they were more accessible.

  6. Try the bahn mi and the beef and yukon empanadas and get back to me. I can’t imagine anyone not enjoying those two items. BTW, if you go down the alley behind Primo’s/Breadwinners, I’ve never had a problem getting a parking spot.