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Din Tai Fung (Xinyi)

#16 of 11,368 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
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10:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 21:00
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75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well, if you have a bit of a stomach issue, this is the only place to eat really. Snake alley, with Fred Snake and Sanke Soup is not for mere mortals. I did think that this spelling was not helped by the the diet. Pot stickers and beef soup along with various hot pit locals are easily beaten by this... More 

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Thank John S
Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything we have had so far was amazing! The staff was very helpful and they spoke many languages, like Japanese, Korean and english. Definitely can cater to foreign tourists. Always a favourite when going back to Taiwan.

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Thank mariadeldia
Vancouver, Canada
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the second of three locations I've been to this trip. Not too long of a line up and service was efficient. Food arrived within minutes of me sitting down. Xiaolongbao was delicious. I can never have enough of it. I also tried the Chinese mustard greens and pork noodle soup. It was also very yummy.

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Thank Jason A
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place has become an institution but I still can't get why so many tourists make the pilgrimage and brave the insane queues to eat what is basically the same food you would get at any other Din Tai Fung. Still, don't let me stop you.

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Thank Nan G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a really amazing restaurant and the queues are the first clue to how good the food is. Everything we tried was absolutely delicious. Their franchises are spreading quickly around the world and if they can maintain the efficiency, friendliness and unique qualities we experienced here in Taipei it will be a huge success. Highly recommended.

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Thank Tony B
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very Good and professional, although is not high class as it look like but is quite good. Have tried the dumpling and is very good.

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Thank Jacky H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The original Din Tai Fung and the best. Much cheaper than you will find in the overseas franchises. The Xao Long Bao is sensational, and to be honest really shines over everything else on the menu. The wait can be 15-30 minutes so pick your visit time wisely and push through the crowd right to the counter to get a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good but did not meet the expectations. Do not take reservation .I did not enjoy the food, after long time (One and a half hours ) waiting for table and spent an Half hour eating in the very crowded and noisy restaurant.

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Thank Jennifer C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to taste the famous xiao long bao you will have to wake up and go camp in line in order to eat the xiao long bao which I personally think is slightly overrated, people all around the world say that you have to try it but I say that it is just mediocre and over hyped

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Thank Mathew H
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The xialongbao, the shuimai..... it never disappoints. Big branch int eh basement of 101. Be aware that it is crowded and there are often lines. If you are a party of 1 or 2 you'll be in good shape...Groups, check in and take a walk. For as busy as it is, the DTF staff always delivers quality and pleasant service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese, Soups, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?