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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
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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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Herschelian
Durango, Colorado
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 138 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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207 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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
Frankfurt, Germany
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

We enjoyed our dumpling dinner all the more because of a friendly, English-speaking server. She not only told us what we were eating, but added the stories connected with some of the dumplings. A very pleasant evening that would be perfect for a group.

Thank CP123abc
Austin, Texas
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

We went to this place based on hearing how "famous" it is. Well, what a disappointment. We ordered three different types of dumplings, and all were dry and flavorless. They were also over-priced. If it weren't for us wanting to be able to say, "yes, we've been to De Fa Chang," we would have felt ripped off. The service was... More 

Thank Natasha T
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120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We were invited by the local friends to have a dinner at this restaurant, which just nearby the Bell Tower and one of Xi'an most famous restaurants. It is known for its dumpling banquet, the variety of dumplings serviced, including pan-fried guotie, steam, spicy and sour soup, highly recommend to everyone and 100% sure i will visit it again when... More 

Thank Eat-Drink-Online
Boston, MA
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148 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The variety of dumplings can not compare! Scrumptious and delicious! Each has an unusual taste! There are frog dumplings, monkey face dumplings, endless!

Thank maggied00dle
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Recommended: 10 step chicken (boiled, steamed, fried), beautiful lotus and pork dumplings, mushroom and pork dumplings, and walnut dumpling (just crushed and shaped walnuts). Unique: Duck shaped duck dumplings were adorable. Story regarding tiny soup dumplings was fun. Upstairs dumpling making operation. Walnut and pig trotter terrine was interesting. Definitely a tourist attraction, glad we experienced it. We had a... More 

Thank Alice L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 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: 029-87676615

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