BIZNOTE: Yes, Dumplings Of Fury will reopen

It’s the #1 question we’ve gotten lately – when is West Seattle Junction restaurant Dumplings Of Fury reopening? They’ve been closed for eight months while working on an expansion into the California/Oregon corner spot next to their original space. Paper is off the windows in the expansion space, further sparking passerbys’ curiosity. So we checked in with co-proprietor Ben Jenkins, who replied that they’re “super close – have one more permit hurdle to pass.” But he doesn’t have a firm reopening date yet “because in this biz it’s tough to predict.” Nonetheless, he adds, they’re “excited to open!” (The expansion space at 4461 California SW was formerly Many Moons Consignment.)

26 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Yes, Dumplings Of Fury will reopen"

  • Brian January 9, 2022 (7:49 pm)

    Heck yeah. They need more space to sling those excellent dumplings. 

  • q January 9, 2022 (7:56 pm)

    Good for them but I wish they’d do away with the Wonton font.

    • Brian January 9, 2022 (8:40 pm)

      Fists of Fury is a pretty good film though

    • Maria January 9, 2022 (11:05 pm)

      So the font (should) make one say, “oh, I get the reference to Fury” — otherwise why in the world would dumplings be of fury.  So it all works for those who get it, even though the movie doesn’t use it. .  There’s nothing un-PC about the font as you see it all over the ID, unless one is concerned about cultural appropriation which would mean this business couldn’t exist at all.  And on and on in the circle game.

      • AlkiBean January 10, 2022 (8:28 am)

        Another case for wishing the WSB comments had a ‘Like’ button!!

      • WS Res January 10, 2022 (10:43 am)

        You seem to have extrapolated a LOT from someone expressing a preference.

    • PotKettleBlack January 10, 2022 (9:00 am)

      I can’t believe people get all uppity about a font while just down the street Talarico’s has a full on cartoon Italian stereotype on their street sign and all anyone talks about is their mediocre pizza.

      • WS Res January 10, 2022 (10:42 am)

        “Uppity” – funny way to characterize someone saying “I wish…” about a preference they have.  If Talarico’s bothers you, why not let them know?

        • PotKettleBlack January 10, 2022 (11:28 am)

          “Uppity” because the font issue has come up over and over and over again. Talarico’s doesn’t bother me. It’s just sort of comical to nitpick a typeface while there’s an Italian version of Sambo on a giant lit up sign just a block away. 

          • WS Res January 10, 2022 (4:21 pm)

            I don’t think that word means what you think it means.

          • PotKettleBlack January 10, 2022 (9:57 pm)

            up·pi·ty/ˈəpədē/Learn to pronounceadjectiveINFORMALself-important; arrogant.

    • Chris K January 10, 2022 (10:56 am)

      Amen.  The font is culturally insensitive at best and racist at worst.  My family avoids this place for this reason.

    • waikikigirl January 10, 2022 (11:31 am)

      Below is a small, very small list of all the different kind of dumplings there are in the world. Now if this was any other sort of restaurant and their “font” on their signage was in as you said “wonton” wouldn’t you say as you sat down “I thought this was an Asian restaurant because of the “font” why are they serving…?” So this is why Dumplings of Fury’s font is the font that it is, lets not make such a big deal out of it. And we will have to go once they re-open!List:

      • Shanghai tangbao. … 
      • Japanese gyoza. … 
      • Jewish kreplach. … 
      • Polish pierogi. … 
      • Italian ravioli and tortellini. … 
      • Slovenian Idrijski zlikrofi.
    • Higginshere January 11, 2022 (9:43 am)

      Think of it as playful hyperbole. 

  • Richard January 9, 2022 (8:13 pm)

    Great news! Can’t wait to check it out. 

  • Lucy January 9, 2022 (8:39 pm)


  • CarDriver January 9, 2022 (8:43 pm)

    Many moons ago the corner office was my dentist’s office.  Dr A J Moore. If my memory is correct he retired in @1974.

  • Jamie January 9, 2022 (10:55 pm)

    Awesome! I can’t wait to enjoy their dumplings and noodles again. I also wonder if they will have an expanded menu now that they have a bit more room. 

  • Michael Bloom January 10, 2022 (2:21 am)

    Joy. West Seattle gem is back. 

  • Brenda January 10, 2022 (2:54 pm)

    That’s great news! My hope that they would in fact reopen was flagging. 

  • Laurie January 10, 2022 (4:14 pm)

    I can’t wait for their return.  There is nothing else quite like their fred chicken hum bao sandwich. Mmmm.

  • T January 10, 2022 (7:28 pm)

    With the expansion happening I really hope they can make the front accessible. Always wanted to try this place but I don’t go to anyplace my whole family can’t enjoy. 

  • martin lee January 10, 2022 (9:12 pm)

    My Favorite WS spot is BACK!! So Happy!!

  • Brian January 11, 2022 (10:01 am)

    People, stop being so sensitive! This society is so offended about everything that we are backing ourselves into a “I’m offended” stalemate. It’s called branding guys. It’s literally artwork for a business. No different than art on a gallery wall. Art is expressive, including in branding. Move on and find something else to complain about. Let’s also focus on what matters here….Congratulations to Dumplings of Fury! I can’t wait to eat there again.

  • Manderley January 11, 2022 (4:03 pm)

    I first went into this place because of the name and the awesome font! ( Anyone remember “Almost Live’s” Mind Your Manners with Billy Quan?)  Their scallion pancakes are worth waiting for.

  • ABC January 13, 2022 (5:17 am)

    I’m not offended by the font, I’m just disappointed that their food isn’t that good. Unfortunately t’s “Chinese-style” food, at best. 

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