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De Fa Chang Restaurant

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28 Pingan Market, Bell Tower Square, Xi'an, China
029-87676615
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open now
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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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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Great dumplings

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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315 reviews 315 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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New Braunfels, Texas
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142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
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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Hong Kong, China
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 helpful votes 4 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
55 helpful votes 55 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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57 helpful votes 57 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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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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