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De Fa Chang Restaurant

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28 Pingan Market, Bell Tower Square, Xi'an, China
029-87676615
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Dumplings, definitely dumplings

Had lunch here. Ordered dumplings only. Their dumplings are good, steamy hot, delicious, not oily, not too salty, definitely a 'safe food' compared to the oily & spicy Xi'an Chinese food. Downstairs is fast-food-like. You order & pay at the counter, they deliver the goods. Lunch was great that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
TzeJen
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Redondo Beach, CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We were on an 11 Day private family tour with China Highlights. We had wonderful food throughout the tour and were supposed to learn how to make dumplings at this restaurant. Though we already know how to make southern dumplings as Chinese American adults, one of whom is a Cordon Bleu chef as well, we wanted our little kids to... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Had lunch here. Ordered dumplings only. Their dumplings are good, steamy hot, delicious, not oily, not too salty, definitely a 'safe food' compared to the oily & spicy Xi'an Chinese food. Downstairs is fast-food-like. You order & pay at the counter, they deliver the goods. Lunch was great that we decided to come back for dinner next day. Upstairs is... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This was a great meal with the waitresses bringing a large selection of dumplings, all of which tasted absolutely delicious. Of all our meals in China, this was one of the best.

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We went to the restaurant which specialises in dumplings for lunch before the caught the train back to Beijing. The restaurant is located between the drum & bell towers at the end of the Muslim quarter. We eat upstairs and although the menus our in Chines most of the staff do speak a small amount of English. The menus offer... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I have never given a poor rating on Trip Advisor, but take my word for it this place is not a pleasant experience. I don't care how many ways they try to make DUMPlings, if they are cold they are just disgusting. And who in their right mind wants a Walnut dumpling...really ! I would suggest tour groups should go... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

I was part of a tour group n visited de da Chang on 22 April 2015. I found the cao ci tasteless. The last dish which is the signature dish highlighting the smallest cao ci in the world was bland tasteless soup with 8 pieces of cao ci, the size of very small marbles. The waitress was more interested in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

To eat at this restaurant is an amazing experience. We were served tea, rice wine and beer and then maybe 20+ different dumplings - various filings, some savoury, some sweet and the final act was miniature dumplings cooked in a mushroom broth at our table - just extraordinary

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We were there with a tour group and all food was preordered for us. In fact there were at least 2 large tour groups there besides our group. The dumplings were plentiful and different but nothing any different than what we had at most large tourist oriented places we were taken to. It's definitely a tourist spot. One reviewer said... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

”德發長“ Nothing much I can more than my description. Typical Chinese restaurant, with no English speaking staff/menu. Many options to chose from comprising mainly of dumplings and local dishes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had a wonderful time at DeFa Chang and would definitely recommend it to those visiting Xi'an. There was no English menu and our Mandarin was quite limited, but the 128RMB menu for two provided more than enough delicious food for 3 of us (one is a tween).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28 Pingan Market, Bell Tower Square, Xi'an, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shaanxi  >  Xi'an
  • Phone Number: 029-87676615

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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