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Ding Tai Fung (Yuyuan Garden)

#160 of 15,979 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Old Town
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FangBang Middle Road 168, Yu Cheng ShiShang, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 6334 1008
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 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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Richmond, Vermont
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120 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015

I have eaten at many Din Tai Fung locations across Asia, and this one in Yuyuan Garden is convenient and has excellent food. As a vegetarian, I find they have good choices for dumplings and vegetable side dishes. Service is quick and it's an easy place to grab a good meal. They are on the second floor of a larger... More 

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Thank WhereTheSnowsGo
Shanghai, China
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 May 2015

I've eaten at this restaurant at least 20 times since I've have been in Shanghai! It never disappoints!! If you're in Shanghai then it's a must. Service is also very good

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Thank Amanda E
Sydney, Australia
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163 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2015

We have eaten at their restaurant in Sydney and Hong Kong and always enjoy the meal. This was no exception. We had a selection of dumpling including their soup dumplings, Xiao Long Bao. Excellent meal. Recommend if you like a dumpling.

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Thank GayGourmand
Texas
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86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

The restaurant is just outside an exit (#8 I think) from YuYuan Garden complex, and across the street. It's set back from the road & we missed it initially, looking only at the "old" side of the street (it's on the new side). It's upstairs and has its name across the front. We arrived a bit before noon on a... More 

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Thank Susan S
Shanghai, China
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2015

Showing my friends from oversea, we recently visited Yu garden and had tried Shanghai dim sum in this restaurant. Although it's a bit noisy, the shao long bao was delicious and the hosts are friendly and attentive. We ordered different kinds and every kind has the character. Nice lunch

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Thank Ron M
Mission Viejo, California
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113 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2015

On a cold rainy day while showing YuYang Gardens to some friends from California, we decided to find someplace warm for lunch. The dumplings were excellent... Definitely try the Siew Long Bao with hairy crab, we had seconds! The portion sizes were good, small dumplings absolutely fresh. No roving carts, but they delivered your order as the dishes were ready.... More 

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Thank Wanderlust1954
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2015

Xiao Long Bao, the pork and soup-filled dumplings is famous in Shanghai. It is a must try delicacy in Shanghai. This restaurant is good quality, nice, and delicious dumplings and clean environment. mpling. The staff were friendly. Menu is in Chinese and English with price tag clearly listed, many small delicious dishes. Recommended. January 2015.

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Miami, Florida
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224 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2014

We ate here with a group and our tour leader ordered for us. The chain's specialty soup dumplings were delicious, and everything else was also of very good quality. Din Tai Fung has a lot of locations in Shanghai, as well as some in other major Chinese cities. We were looking forward to this and were not disappointed.

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Thank wymanz2go
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2014 via mobile

It was a pretty nice lunch - not as great as the Michelin star place in Hong Kong but good place to go for a nice lunch and right in the heart of Old Shanghai

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: FangBang Middle Road 168, Yu Cheng ShiShang, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6334 1008

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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