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“The real deal”

Din Tai Fung (Xinyi)
Ranked #25 of 13,192 Restaurants in Taipei
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed December 29, 2012

This location can be very crowded but the atmosphere is legitimate and the soup dumplings can't be beat. You may have to wait, but it is worth it.

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Reviewed December 28, 2012

when i got there....the line was huge....but i gave my name to the hostess and she said i had to wait about 40 minutes but after 15 she said if i could share a table so i did not have to wait that long...the service is excellent and the food...hummmmm one of the best dumplings i had in my life....please jus go !!!

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Reviewed December 28, 2012

I went there for lunch. I had to wait for nearly an hour however it was worth every minute to do so. Their food is cooked to the highest standard. th're famous soup dumpling is delightful and you must try it. Pan fried dumplings is also very good. Beef noodles in soup is one of the best in Taiwan. We had about eight dishes amongst four of us. A great place to have lunch or even dinner and it is not expensive. The place is very clean and service is fantastic.

Thank a10nmw
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

Typical Ding Tai Fung standard, excellent service, fast and professional. Waiting queues go by numbering and once seated, from menus, ordering, serving are all very fast. Not to be missed, dumpling-xiao long bao, die die must order...

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Thank Kenneth C
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

The main branch (xinyi) has better made xiaolongbao compared to the taipei 101 branch. Definitely try their usual but also go for the pork and truffle version (absolutely divine).
The dumpling pastry encasing the brothy meat at the xinyi was more delicate (thinner) which made the experience an explosion of flavours in the mouth.
Other items on the menu are average.
Try and avoid weekends especially during lunch hours (11-1pm) or dinner times as the queues are ridiculously long and you will be competing with tour groups for spots.

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