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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: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Variety of dumplings...

If you want to try different kinds of dumplings, this is the place to go, It takes skill to shape these dumplings. As far as taste goes, it's okay. There's only a couple that I really like. Will I go back? Probably not. Great for an experience,.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
akho
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chicago, Illinois
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chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

If you want to try different kinds of dumplings, this is the place to go, It takes skill to shape these dumplings. As far as taste goes, it's okay. There's only a couple that I really like. Will I go back? Probably not. Great for an experience,.

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Thank akho
Melbourne, Australia
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220 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We tried 18 different types of dumplings, and there was only one that I wasn't overly impressed with. We were provided with a list of all the dumplings (in Chinese and English - yay!), so we could check with our waitress what each one was. I love dumplings, and these were remarkable in their variations, and also the lovely presentation... More 

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Thank Kid_U_Not58
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We were disappointed at the quality and presentation of the dumplings. This restaurant was recommended by China Travel Guide, and hence we went there. There was plenty of food and our grandchildren were happy to see dumplings in various shapes, but they did not like the taste. My previous experience with a dumpling feast was better, but unfortunately I do... More 

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Thank Gay L
Xi'an, China
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

delicious,traditional bulding,certer of city,convenient.beside the snack street .of course near by the bell tower and the drum tower else.

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Thank lixm5566
Sydney, Australia
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147 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

We ate at this restaurant twice as we are huge fans of dumplings. Staff attempted to usher us upstairs where there is more expensive table service for the same food. Downstairs is self serve with orders placed at the counter. We tried all the dumplings as well as a couple of other dishes and everything was delicious, although, the dumplings... More 

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Thank KarinP63
Sydney, Australia
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146 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We ate here as part of an A & K tour and the food was good but there was so much it was hard to try everything. We ate about half of what was on the table.

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Thank RodGarnett
Ickenham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Having traveled around China, we decided to try the famous De Fa Chang Restaurant We arrived at 21.00, and well the worst Chinese food ever, we were forced to take the simple menu, the food was bad quality, cold and after 5 minute in to the meal the waitress stood by the table until we we paid. And when we... More 

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Thank JpM357
Singapore
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84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We had the dumpling feast at De Fa Chang 15 years ago and enjoyed it tremendously. We returned last week with our sons. It was most disappointing. All the dumplings were too salty and the content (chicken/meat/duck) indistinguishable from one another. The hot and cold plates were also of poor quality. Service was ok. Absolutely do not waste your time... More 

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Thank JCheng
Redondo Beach, CA
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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Thank CMCRedondoBeach_CA
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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, Asian
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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