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“The Full Noodle Experience”
Review of Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung
Ranked #79 of 7,923 Restaurants in Jakarta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Star707, Sydney
Level 6 Contributor
511 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 970 helpful votes
“The Full Noodle Experience”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

From the moment you enter this restaurant in Plaza Senayan Arcadia in Jakarta, you are embraced by the complete noodle trip. Behind glass windows the noodle makers are busy at work throwing dough and creating all sizes of rice noodles. Others are pinching little pockets of dough which eventually emerge, after steaming, as the amazingly delicious Shanghai Dumplings. This is what I am looking for, those incredible little bliss bombs which explode on your mouth leaving a trickle of delicious juice on your tongue. Yes they do have other items on their menu, and all difficult to choose between, which is saying something for a restaurant which has become a franchise throughout Asia and includes, thank goodness, Sydney Australia. The floor staff are efficient and get you seated promptly, your order is taken and checked and almost before you can pour your tea , your order has arrived on the table.The are two of these restaurants in Jakarta in the same complex. I prefer this particular on in the Arcade because it is larger and the kitchen and chefs are part of the whole presentation. The restaurant layout is harmonious. They cater to families as easily as they do to couples or singles. The menu is suitable for both lunch and an evening meal. I keep returning to this restaurant.

  • Visited January 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Zurich, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“I am just in love with DTF”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

And I hate the fact we don't have it in Europe!!!

I have probably to every outlet around the world. Now also I. jKT. Casual lunch it's great- not ,ore

Visited September 2012
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Thank dude2009
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great tasting chinese food in Jakarta”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Most of the food here is perfectly prepared and cooked. The best and their most famous delicacy is definitely their "Xiao Long Bao" which won them their Michelin award.
Drinks taste phenomenal too though prices are quite high for most portions.

Visited November 2012
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Thank LincolnBong
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Tried this restaurant once, and find that this place serve good food. I like the fish here. There are many branches of this restaurant. In PIM2 branch, they have specific desk with fan above for smoker customers

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank stillold
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Jakarta
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Favorite family restaurant in the world!”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Din Tai Fung are three words synonymous with another set of three..."home sweet home". Its comfort food which you can crawl back to anytime you Are joyous, or lonely; reminding me of grandma and she wasn't even Chinese! A quick opinion poll suggests that the kids ditto this feeling. (son even does a neat little trick of ordering by item numbers without even looking at the menu...)

So where do I start? The obvious place is the famed Xiaolongbao, their signature soup filled dumplings. Place it gently on your soup spoon, with the right mix of vinegar and soya, a thin slice of ginger, a dash of the chilli from the helpful jar at the table and just pierce the dumpling with chopstick to let off the steam. Then you place it into your mouth and taste what God always wanted Adam and Eve to bite into instead of an apple.

The sautéed beef ribs with onions, steamed fish with olives, prawns with crabmeat sauce, the crisp fried chicken with chopped chilli, wontons tossed with spicy sauce. I could go on and on. The greens are crisp and the food is as fresh as it gets. The taste simple and yet so delightful. And the meal is not complete till you have had the mango pudding.

Can do 7 days a week.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Avijit D
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