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De Fa Chang Restaurant

28 Pingan Market, Bell Tower Square, Xi'an, China
029-87676615
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Ranked #113 of 1,610 Restaurants in Xi'an
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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The World
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Seems every tour group that visits Xi'an (Xian) must eat dinner here one night. This government owned restaurant has changed dramatically over the last 5 years, from very nice and special into something better left for "the other guy" to try. While my tour group ate upstairs where they serve the 25 different dumplings, I ate downstairs where the locals... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is mostly a tourist trap (Chinese package tour groups overflow this place). If you want to know how dumplings are made, and like to see a demonstration show, then this is the place. But if you already know what dumpling is and have tried dumplings before, don't bother. Chinese locals avoid this place as the service is bad, food... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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471 reviews 471 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We were really looking forward to our meal at this restaurant and we were not disappointed. The variety of dumplings was amazing, and the staff just kept on producing an endless supply. We especially liked the duck dumplings which were beautifully shaped like ducks, even down to their beaks. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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Redondo Beach, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This massive dumpling house in Xian gave our group a taste of at least 15 different types of Xian dumplings. They included a demonstration showing the artistry of these tasty creations showed like chickens, frogs, tiger faces and flowers. In terms of the taste, the dough was thicker than the more traditional dim sum I'm used to. With so many... More 

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Finksburg, Maryland
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101 reviews 101 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We were taken there for lunch as part of a tour group. The restaurant seemed very busy but they managed it very well. They started us with some appetizers and then soup. The the dumplings started arriving and they didn't stop for a long time. We were given way too much food but I guess that's their way with tourists.... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

For sure it is a wonderful location but clearly it is a very bad quality of food and not a real experience...

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Sacramento
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The restaurant itself is not upscale, just average. They serve 16 different types of dumplings, we liked 3 of them. This restaurant is OK. It was fun to have the dumpling experience, but it wasn't a great dinner or one to recommend or have a repeat visit.

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La Massana, Andorra
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161 reviews 161 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Supposedly a specialist Dim Sum restaurant with pretty pictures of all the different Dim Sum they do & special 'set menu' for toursists. Avoid at all costs. Poor/surly service, the worst Dim Sum we experienced in China & now simply a total tourist rip off!

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131 reviews 131 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

I think I could make better dumplings, they fell apart as soon as you tried to eat them. No English menus and difficult to work out what to order, Considering this is a well known restaurant an English menu wouldn't go astray. You even had to pay for your own napkins

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Additional Information about De Fa Chang Restaurant

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

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