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Ding Tai Fung (Yuyuan Garden)

#151 of 15,949 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town
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FangBang Middle Road 168, Yu Cheng ShiShang, Shanghai, China
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Kuching, Malaysia
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77 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

This is a great restaurant that i when to before but the outlet are no more in operation. I travel a long way to get disappointed as the outlet are no more in operation.

2 Thank Jacson_Kueh
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

Went there alone having read of all of these rave reviews and the only thing I can really remember about the meal was my reaction on getting the bill - one of awe, that any restaurant could sell me chinese takeaway quality food, at michelin star prices. I ordered tofu with crab hair and received some lukewarm slop for the... More 

Thank AllyGBrussels
Bangkok, Thailand
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125 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2015

My friend took me there for some xiolongbao and dim sum, even though there's a chain in my city (BKK) I wanted to try it. Everything she ordered was great and delicious. The service was good and fast, but we were there after lunch hours. There's a kitchen with big window that you can watch those dim sum being made.

Thank Kaneth25341
Lausanne, Switzerland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

We were there for dinner and it was almost empty. Food quality was mixed, xiao long bao were excellent and won ton soup was tasteless. Way overpriced, you find better places for much less.

Thank Tobias A
Lyons-la-Foret, France
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2015

The xiaolongbao were, as always, beyond perfection and all the dishes were really tasty. We were disappointed that some dishes were not available as the hot and sour soup is usually good. The black sesame balls in sweet soup are probably the most delicious dessert anywhere. Service was very good though some dishes were slow. This food is perfect for... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Should try the truffle dumplings. But my partner doesnt want to. And we almost lost it and eat somewhere else if we havent ask someone. They should indicated that dindaifung alrdy moved upstairs. In china,problems are no certain direction for everything.

3 Thank Josclind A
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Loved it!! All as promised. We had wandered Shanghai for 3 days and really enjoyed the dumplings offered here! Just across from the Yue Gardens entrance.

1 Thank Anne H
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144 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2015

We were on a day-tour of Shanghai and our guide led us to the restaurant for lunch and made some personal recommendations for which items were particularly good. She was so right! This place is delicious and in particular we loved the soup dumplings, spicy wontons, vegetable dumplings and the rituals of dipping these in the delicious soy and vinegar... More 

1 Thank elleay
Quebec City, Canada
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

We visited Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Macao in July 2015 and the Ding Tai Fung near the Yuyuan Garden was where we had our best meal during that trip. We tried all kinds of dumplings and it was absolutely delicious. They arent the cheapest dumplings you can find in Shanghai, but they are still pretty affordable if you compare... More 

Thank JopaniBobani
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2015

I absolutely loved this restaurant. The soup dumplings are to die for IMO. They were so good I went back again the following day. During a recent trip to Japan I made a point of visiting a couple of Din Tai Fung restaurants throughout both Tokyo and Kyoto. My only caution would be a eat carefully as the soup inside... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: FangBang Middle Road 168, Yu Cheng ShiShang, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 021-63341008

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Shanghai’s original walls live on in the curve of the streets that serve as the border to the old city. An aerial view shows a clear circular outline and parts of the original wall are preserved as monuments to the ancient past. The main tourist attraction of Yuyuan (which means Yu garden, though it is often redundantly referred to as Yuyuan Garden) draws hordes of tourists every day, but wandering the streets around the complex reveals more exciting attractions such as food and antique markets. There are also streets lined with shops peddling everyday wares such as Chinese dining ware and craft notions that can be even more enticing to visitors uninterested in the usual tourist fare.
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