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Din Tai Fung (Shanghai New World)

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Unit 11A, 2/F, New World Plaza South Section, Lane 123 Xingye Road, Luwan District, Shanghai 200021, China
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Xioalongbao (soup dumplings) are probably the best in the world. If you have never had them before, be careful but definitely have them. Everything they do at Din Yai Fung is perfect. I go whenever I can.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone needs to try this place. I am from HK and the din tai fung is not even half as good as the shanghai one. The variety is unparalleled and the staff and ambience are wonderful. Book in advance as it is usually full. I went 12 times in the month I was there. It is that good.

Thank DizzedC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was dragged by friends to dinner there. I don't like the ambience nor the dumplings served, always leave a very thirsty dry feeling in my throat afterwards. MSG should be banned!

Thank 陶社 乐
Amravati, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a very good Restaurant for chinese and continental food. Ambiance and service is excellent. One suggestion please add some vegetarian dishes in menu if possible👍

Thank atishendre
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I visited with our private guide for lunch while touring Shanghai. Excellent dumplings!! Fried rice, spring rolls, and noodles were also delicious! Friendly service, clean restaurant, and delicious food!

Thank Jan H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered 5 or 6 orders of dumplings for the two of us. Sufficient, but portions are small. Quality and variety: amazing. Really fine and flavorful; you can definitely tell the difference when you compare to "lesser dumplings". All said this place is excellent, but quite expensive.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was good chain and dim sum are freshly prepared in an open kitchen. Quality was good and Decent prices. May need a service more smiling

Thank LanDinh
Roskilde, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there a few weeks a go with a group of four. All the Chinese dishes we got where good and well served It is quite popular chain so do not expect restaurant like experience. The food there is cheap for what you get though wine is expensive (100 CNY / head excluding drinks) We could not get a reservation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I knew about this place, before I visited Shanghai, it did not fail to disappoint. I went back 3 more times. The Xiao long bao really live up to their hype. It's really really a must-try. We ate 20! The service was exceptional!

Thank Jiang L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although it's originally from Taiwan, I found this is the best Shanghaiese dumpling Xiaolongbao in town! The skin is thin but it hold the juice/soup in the dumpling perfectly! It's juicy and tasty, perfect for lunch or snack anytime in the afternoon.

Thank Gary Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Chinese, Taiwanese, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 11A, 2/F, New World Plaza South Section, Lane 123 Xingye Road, Luwan District, Shanghai 200021, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Xintiandi
  • Neighborhood: Xintiandi
  • Phone Number: 021-63858378

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Xintiandi

Neighborhood Profile
The refurbishment of a block of old shikumen into a carless entertainment center called Xintiandi, filled with restaurants, shops and bars, turned this area below South Huangpi Road into one of Shanghai’s most fashionable areas. Luxe condos house people who can afford the high-end brands that fill the malls and shops along Madang Road. The pleasant Taipinghu Park provides the area with green space and is also home to Shanghai Fashion Week twice a year. It’s not all glitter and glamour, though, as the rise of Danshui Road has given the Xintiandi area a shot of toned-down character. Small bars and cafes, mostly owned by locals, have people hanging out in a formerly quiet, unassuming part of the neighborhood.