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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
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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116 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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149 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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 June 27, 2016 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

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?