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De Fa Chang Restaurant

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28 Pingan Market, Bell Tower Square, Xi'an, China
Name/address in local language
+86 29 8767 6615
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Victoria, Canada
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It took a little effort to find this place. Don't stop at the ground floor where there is a cafeteria style dumpling shop The secret is to go upstairs to the 2nd floor and wait for a table. There is a great view of the Bell Tower from the dining room - try to get a window seat. No English... More 

Thank barefoothare
Xi'an, China
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dumpling is a feature of the northern food, especially the plasticity of the pasta yes dumplings of breed of design and color is very wide, so can make dumpling feast, hun vegetable, forms and allows you to view first, and then feel the delicious; Besides, the geographical position is superior, the hui people shopping at the same time, the experience... More 

Thank dingDrver
Vancouver, Canada
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185 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very unique dumplings, which all come out a once in a very large stack! Non descript restaurant décor but the experience of trying many varieties of dumplings is good. Service is ok, clean but too large of a restaurant to make it quaint

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Thank Mario B
Tigard, Oregon
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134 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We ate dumplings at a variety of restaurants in China but this was the only one that actually formed the dumplings to represent the fillings. In other words, chicken or duck looked like a duck, etc. All were very tasty and we had a variety of other nice dishes as well. Our guide had made a reservation for us so... More 

Thank JimGPortland_Oregon
Brisbane, Australia
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114 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

4 of us walked passed and it looked to good so we went in, No english spoken here but menu had photos so we ordered from menu. What a fantastic feed we had and prices were so cheap including drinks so we highly recommend this restaurant

1 Thank wayne v
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Must have the banquet as all the dumplings are great and the banquet room is far nicer. Tip. DON'T eat lunch before going. A great bonus is having a sensational view of the Bell Tower lot up at night.

Thank Alex V
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

This is one of the oldest and most famous dumpling restaurants in the city of Xi'an which prides itself on the huge range of dumplings that are part of its famous cuisine. We were taken there by two Chinese friends last week. It was a rainy night and I didn't really fancy going out to eat - but I am... More 

1 Thank Herschelian
Durango, Colorado
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

I ate here with a tour group in a private room. Service was better on previous visits and by the time we had our last dumplings, they were cold. Our server seemed bored with her job.

Thank funtraveler47
Fairfield, Connecticut
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373 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

I thought I'd had great dumplings all over China having been here twice and mostly eaten like a local and been wined and dined as a dignitary a few times. This dumpling banquet was really over the top. Each one was different and looked different. One of our waiters was fluent in English and explained everything. Really outstanding. One caveat.... More 

Thank Stephen P
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Visited as part of a tour group, restaurant specialises in dumplings for which it is apparently well known. Recommend if you have not had this experience before. Popular with local residents as well as tourist groups.

Thank Robert H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Pingan Market, Bell Tower Square, Xi'an, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shaanxi  >  Xi'an
  • Phone Number: +86 29 8767 6615

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