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Defachang Restaurant

Anbang Street, Xi'an, China
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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

IF you like dumplings, this is the place to go. They are fresh, brought to you steaming hot and the varieties seem endless. It is quite the experience. We had a fixed setting which i think is typical for most tourists. The amount of food was overwhelming. Just when we thought that was it, in came two more plates. I... More

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Leesburg, Georgia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We visited this restaurant as part of a Viking River Cruise tour. The dinner and menu had been organized ahead of time. As we were a group of well over 100 people, the tables were setup for us prior to our arrival Each table was well appointed and attractive. Upon each dumpling entrée being provided to our tables, another person... More

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Luoyang, China
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

OK having read all the bad reviews here, we ended up going anyhow, with low expectations and were very pleasantly surprised. Perhaps we got lucky. The waitress spoke neglish, ordering was simple, the beer was more tasty than the usual Tsing Tao (I thiink a special edition) and the food after a slow star kept on coming until I now... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Good points: Wide range of dumplings to try, some were ok and all fresh. You get other dishes too and the special soup to finish the meal. They make the dumplings look like what's inside rabbit for rabbit apple for apple. Staff helpful (we did have a guide with us), toilets were clean Other factors, we had better dumplings (taste... More

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I am residing in China and have visited many dumpling restaurants. This one is worth the money and location is perfect. The dumplings are made into shapes to match their filling: chicken, lotus blossom, duck, leaf (cabbage), etc. The soup was hot and well-seasoned. The vegetables were crisp, not greasy, and nicely flavored. Service was typical. Price was reasonable at... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The staff was rude. When I asked for English menu I was talked back down with attitude "No English menu". I felt unwelcome from the beginning. The dumplings were on average nothing that I would have wanted to eat again, and mind me I love dumplings and ate them all over the world including Japan.

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Yatton, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We recently went to this restaurant as part of a Viking River Cruises tour of China. Xi'an is suppose to be the dumpling capital of China and Defachang is supposed to be the best dumpling restaurant in Xi'an - the other ones must be dire. It is hard ( and perhaps unfair) to ascribe western tastes to eastern food, but... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

First impression it has the charm of a railway station, but we gave it a try. Unfortunately the first impression was right, untidy tables, the chopsticks been in a box on the table, the sauces been in untidy containers. Service and presentation was loveless. Skip this one there are better restaurants in Xi'An.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We read good reviews about this place, so we decided to give it a try. What a huge MISTAKE. We went for the dumpling banquet as recommended, but the dumplings were VERY dry and tasteless. They looked and tasted like they'd been left on the shelf for hours; not freshly cooked whatsoever. There was no tea available either, so we... More

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Hong Kong, China
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I think that should say it all. However, what was surprising is that people still keep going. The 18 course dumpling banquet was really a disappointment. I just can't believe how badly made the dumplings were, and actually quite disgusting. I live in Hong Kong and have been eating dumplings for 20 years, and I feel I have some idea... More

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Address: Anbang Street, Xi'an, China
Phone Number: 029-87273853
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shaanxi  >  Xi'an
Cuisine: Chinese

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