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Din Tai Fung (Xinyi)

#18 of 11,438 Restaurants in Taipei
Certificate of Excellence
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Second Section NO. 194 Xinyi Rd., Sec. 5, Taipei 111-0021, Taiwan
Name/address in local language
+886 2 2321 8928
09:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 21:00
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We hesitated having been advised to try steam dumplings other than the famous Din Tai Fung BUT you must go when in Taipei because no one does it better. "Consistency" is key and is mentioned in many reviews. The wrapping, the amount of meat and the balance of flavors are all consistent indeed. Best to eat during the "off hours"... More 

Thank Imelda A
Penang Island, Malaysia
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70 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Since you’re in Taipei, and if you're able to indulge a little, one has to eat at this First/Original Din Tai Fung on Xinyi Street. Be prepared to wait though, especially if you're going during a specific meal time (e.g. : Lunch time). You would have to take a number, and wait for your turn, which can range from 15mins... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped by here around 3pm and missed the lines of people on a saturday. Service was fast and friendly and the baos were delicious. Right next door is Yong Kang street and i highly recommend a walk down it. Its full of arty shops to buy gifts, great noodle shops and bubble tea as well as cool coffee shops. All... More 

Thank SallyVBenson
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Din Tai Fung is the original and is four storeys. Still, there was a 30 minute wait but it went fast. It was really organized and efficient - you took a number and filled in the order form prior. The food was really good including the new chocolate dumplings (omg!). It was expensive though but worth every dollar.

Thank Tam G
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The original Ding Tai Feng location. We showed up early as we had a large group. They start letting people sign in at 945am and open at 10. Its nice they have menus in English and have pictures as well. I still think the food tastes the best at this original location.

Thank Doris C
Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fun starts when you are standing in line to get to the restaurant and watch the chefs. The best dumpling I ever had and a great service. You have to try the dumpling with the soup!

Thank Shlomi_Cohen
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time my wife returns to Taiwan she insists on visiting the original location of Din Tai Fung and after eating there I now understand why. Din Tai Fung is known for its dumplings so it makes sense to eat here as part of a group in order to sample different kinds.

Thank michaelpatrickfr2017
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135 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I know, I am biased with this review, but I really like this restaurant. Essential but very good quality.

Thank Davide A
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299 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really easy to get to with the mrt and even though the wait was 40 minutes, you're able to look at the menu and pre order (there's an English menu as well). I only had vegetarian options which I'd say was better than other places (perhaps that's expected?). The mushroom bun was good and even better with soy sauce. I'd... More 

Thank Tintin L
Pasig, Philippines
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going through the long queue was worth it. They were very organized in accommodating all guests. You can never go wrong with the xiao long bao. Too bad they ran out of my favorite dish, string beans with minced pork! Would like to give a special shout-out to Erika our server for the night for being so attentive and welcoming.

Thank Maaarge

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Second Section NO. 194 Xinyi Rd., Sec. 5, Taipei 111-0021, Taiwan
  • Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Taipei
  • Phone Number: +886 2 2321 8928

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?