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“Must do while in Shanghai” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Din Tai Fung (Xintiandi)

Din Tai Fung (Xintiandi)
123 Xing Ye Road, Shanghai 200021, China (Xintiandi)
021-63858378
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Ranked #9 of 11,633 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Chinese, Fast Food
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Good for: Doing business, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Xintiandi
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12 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Must do while in Shanghai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We've taken a lot of out of town guests here by now...even the finicky "I don't want Chinese food" guests...and they all LOVE Din Tai Fung. Who doesn't? Coming to Shanghai without going to Din Tai Fung is like coming here without seeing the bund. It's a great place for kids, as well. It's loud with plastic-ware, so my kids are right at home here. :) They even have kids' chopsticks if you ask. That might be kind of tricky, though, if you don't speak Chinese...they don't have much English speaking staff. (Normally not a big deal, since you just point to pictures to order.)

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Always fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

What I love about Din Tai Fung, is the consistently great service and wonderful food. The Noodles in Spicy Sesame sauce are the best. Make sure you order a few of the steamed green vegie dishes, and of course the obligatory dumplings.
The waiting staff are always smiley, efficient and really make this place one that you want to go back too!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Only dumplings I eat in shangahai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Love there dumplings and love that the kitchen is open so we can see how they are preparing the food also they have stores everywhere in shanghai !!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chengdu, China
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Always 18 folds, always delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Din Tai Fang, especially this location, is a great case study in operational excellence and consistency. Each piping hot dumpling comes complete with 18 folds and has been weighed to ensure it falls within QA ranges. The attention to detail extends onto the floor, where a team of cordial staff work together to ensure they anticipate you needs without being intrusive. My favorites include the pork soup dumplings, the spicy vegetable and pork wontons, and the pea sprouts. All out of this world. When I have visitors in town, it is common that they ask to go back here multiple time during their stay. Enjoy!

Visited March 2014
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Excellent dim sum at Din Tai Fung and an efficient operation. The famous xiaolongbao are indeed excellent, very light and 'airy,' however don't limit yourself to those- all dim sum are of good quality and you can try lots of them. We did not have a reservation but only had to wait 5-10 minutes.

Visited February 2014
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