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De Fa Chang Restaurant

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28 Pingan Market, Bell Tower Square, Xi'an, China
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Highly recommend. Though i am not a pork lover, in fact i consume very little pork. ( but not a vegetarian ) I fall in love with this very famous dumpling specialist restaurant and i very much missing it now back to my own country. there is a 3 differential of this restaurant service provide - fast food for budget... More 

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Fullerton, California
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so overrated! The dumplings are supposed to represent an animal or vegetable, however, for $138 Yuan per person for the dumplings banquet, we didn't get any of that. Instead of making them as advertised with color wonton wrappers, the restaurant must had a lazy day...all the dumplings were made with regular off-white wonton wrappers and the fillings... More 

Thank Ngoc_Lan2014
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We had high expectations about this place. The location is great, however the dumplings were poor quality and tasteless. We payed around 40€, there are better options for this price.

Thank Paulo A
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Dumplings are ok only, nothing to rave about. I don't know why this was highly rated by someone. We had expected this place to be a Xian dumpling institution, but it turned out to be no more than a fast food experience.

Thank TanAlvin
Agoura Hills, California
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428 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We were here on a Gate1 tour with 38 others. This was an optional 'excursion' of a Dumpling dinner. Being Chinese and having eaten numerous dumplings and Cantonese dimsum - literally all over the world, we can honestly say that this is definitely not worth it! We didn't like about half of the dishes, and a lot of it was... More 

Thank dragon789wv
Los Angeles, California
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85 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

It is a mix of tour buses and locals. It was interesting but not extraordinary. HAving no other experience I would say it was a good meal. Located near the wall so it is easy to explore in the area..

Thank joanne g
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Some of our travel group visited this restaurant in late March. The dumplings just kept on coming - we thought that we were getting close to the end but then found out that we were still working on the appetizer dumplings. In all we tried 14 types of dumpling as well as the appetizers. Most were very tasty. They were... More 

Thank Jim Y
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

It's true and they are tasty. I think we ordered just about there was to order them we ordered more steamed dumplings with pork and celery. There was a desert that was a bun with meat paste inside that resembles peanut butter. Was tasty. Lots of tour groups coming and going and everyone left with a smile. We recommend

Thank diverdownfbh
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

We went after reading reviews. When we made reservation for 8 people, they automatically assigned us a room... When we look at the menu, they introduced us to a set for about RMB150 per pax. It allows us to 8 cold dishes, 13 different variety of dumplings. If you sit at the common area of the restaurant , you can... More 

Thank lydiaSingapore
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

We had read this was the place to go for dumplings. We found out afterwards from our guide that it was the place to be 30 years ago but locals no this is just now a tourist trap. Lots of value for the price and there is lots of food. Only problem is dumplings, although they have different fillings, all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
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: 029-87676615

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