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#20 of 314 Chinese in Da'an
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Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
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0.6 miles from Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
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Just look for the bamboo steamers stacked up high at the entrance to find this simple, two-storey shop. It isn’t the ambiance that appeals to diners, i...
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dumplings originated in North China, where the winters are frigid. More recently, shao lung bao arrived from Shanghai. The trick is to take a small bite of the dumpling and suck out the broth -- careful, it's hot! Another favourite dish is the fried dumplings,...which Americans call "pot stickers." Kao Chi is crowded in winter, when the weather is icy outside. Kao Chi is a favourite of the Wednesday Night group.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed July 19, 2020

Most people who eat soup dumplings (xiaolongbao) in Taiwan think that Din Tai Fung is the pinnacle--and while DTF does have outstanding dumplings, not many know that Kao Chi was the first restaurant on the scene to make these dumplings famous. Many years later, although...the DTF brand has been franchised the world over, Kao Chi is not nearly as well known, but it should definitely not be missed because, apart from its outstanding xiaolongbao, its menu is absolutely vast--and on two recent dining occasions during which we sampled a number of the dishes, they were turned out perfectly. For example, Dong-po pork, perfectly braised and served in steamed bread, was melt-in-your-mouth tender, the sauce neither too sweet nor salty. Their vegetable-fried rice was excellent as were the sauteed rice sticks (niangao) with vegetables and pork. Similar to their pork soup dumplings, the vegetarian dumplings were very flavorful, and a red-cooked bean curd tender and delectable. If you want to eat more than soup dumplings, go to Kao Chi--you'll find the dumplings and so much more. DTF really does not have the array of offerings from its kitchen, and with its fame and fortune their portions have shrunk quite a bit. Not so at Kao Chi.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed January 28, 2020

Very good service, good food, and--best of all--no wait! Food's maybe not quite as good as that at Din Tai Fung, but the quick seating counts for a lot. We like DTF, but the wait can be so long that this new discovery is going...to be our go-to option. We'll be back!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 25, 2020 via mobile

The most impressive thing about this restaurant was that it opens in the morning of Lunar New Year Day. This place was the only one opened in the area. The service was quick, attentive and efficient. In term of food, the portion was big, easily...feed the whole family. In term of taste, it was average. None of the dim sum dishes was impressive, quite plain. Well, we did not have many choice for breakfast on New Year Day. It was the best available.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 5, 2020 via mobile

Food was very tasty, easily a Ding Tai Fong rival! We had the vegetable steamed dumplings, corn chowder, turnip puffs - so yummy. Service was excellent; I will be back for sure!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

whenever we go to taiwan we see to eat that we will have our dinner or lunch at kao chi really i love the food their good service the place is nice and clean

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

We ate here on our last night in Taiwan and really enjoyed the evening. There was a short queue outside on a Friday evening but the wait wasn’t too long. We had excellent Dan Dan Noodles, tasty dim sum, and a few other dishes. Highly...recommendedMore

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 25, 2019 via mobile

Didn’t know about this place until introduced on our food tour. Glad we visited, brilliant food and no waiting, like another chain! Service was helpful and the atmosphere relaxed. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 23, 2019

Multiple floors of seating arrangements make it difficult for some; however, the quality of food, dishes and service are great, although there is wait (as many resturants in the area are) but the wait is usually short/fast and so does serving the dishes once ordered.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 23, 2019 via mobile

Sublime Shanghai-style cuisine. Not one dish was a miss! Wish we’d have had time to go back again before we left.

Date of visit: November 2019
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June 28, 2015|
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Response from zayababy | Reviewed this property |
We just walked in. Actually a lot of Taiwanese restaurants don't take reservations especially small ones. Not sure about this one though.... There are a lot of good restaurants in that neighborhood anyway... So don't worry... More
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