Din Tai Fung

Dumpling Restaurant, Dim Sum Restaurant, and Taiwanese Restaurant$$$$
Dà'ān Qū, 台北市
  • This place is famous for their dumplings. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Peter Paul
    "But please do order Xia Long Bao (=pork!), that is really awesome!"(45 Tips)
    Kevin W.
    "The original location of this internationally famous restaurant."(7 Tips)
    Sanae K.
    "As others have mentioned, the truffle dumpling is to die for!"(5 Tips)
    Eric C.
    "The beef soup is really good too!"(4 Tips)
140 Tips and reviews
  • soup dumplings
  • lively
  • family-friendly
  • authentic
  • original location
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  • Ian T.
    Ian ThomtoriJune 27, 2017
    Where it all began! The discerning Din Tai Fung fans will definitely agree that the food here is of slight better quality than overseas branches. Go for the xiao long bao & fried rice! #ThomtoriEats
  • eifeh s.
    eifeh sMarch 18, 2015
    Din Tai Fung will always have my favorite soup dumplings. The Xinyi Rd. location is the original and the wait can be very long. Favorite soup dumplings are the shrimp with loofah. Try fried rice too!
  • Julia
    JuliaNovember 29, 2017
    Worth the wait in line! We were two persons and had to wait for 90 minutes (just go to a cafe nearby) at around 12 pm but it was so worth it! Best xianlaobao are the pork and shrimp ones.
  • June Young C.
    June Young ChoiJanuary 10, 2017
    The original Din Tai Fung store. Be prepared to wait at least 45 mins during lunch hour to get a table. XLB's are a must as well as other non dumpling items. Such as fried rice and Taro buns.
  • L M.
    L MAugust 11, 2017
    The Xiao Long Bao is divine! My friends and I also ordered the 红油抄手 and we left satisfied. The service in this place was superb and almost every waiter/waitress spoke English/Korean and Japanese.
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongSeptember 6, 2016
    The original location! Get the original dumplings, spicy pork and chives dumplings, and some fried dumplings of your choice! The line goes by pretty quick even with the queue.
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuNovember 30, 2014
    Go before 11 to beat the lunch and tourist rush. Try the shrimp and squash xiaolongbao and the taro desserts xiaolongbao.
  • KahWee T.
    KahWee TengJuly 1, 2015
    Food asides, Din Tai Fung is famous for its bathroom which is exceptionally clean with seats that warms. Complete your experience with a rare opportunity to enjoy this highly sought after facility.
  • Daniel A.
    Daniel AxmanFebruary 11
    The original Din Tai Fung. Get here early on a week day (10am) and you must get pork soup dumplings, spicy shrimp and pork wontons, and the chocolate dumplings. Enjoy!
  • Leonard L.
    Leonard LinNovember 27, 2014
    I've always avoided the original location due to the crowds, but there's no line if you get there right when they open! (a few minutes before 10am on weekdays) XLB breakfast ftw.
  • Shalyn H.
    Shalyn HuangJuly 11, 2016
    Try coming here during off-peak hrs. But if you visit while there's a big line...the wait is worth it. Enjoy walking around the area a bit during your wait, and the number system is helpful, too
  • Teresa
    TeresaNovember 29, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Besides their famous soup dumplings, you should try their chicken/beef soups, pork chop noodle soup, zhajiang mian, fish dumplings, shrimp & pork shumai, mini black sesame bun, mini taro bun
  • Ian P.
    Ian PlekkerOctober 7, 2015
    The legendary xiaolongbao are worth a try. This is the original Din Tai Fung that started the famous international chain. It's a bit pricey but worth to check it out. Staff speak many languages.
  • muan .
    muan 👾October 26, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    They have a waiting app which will send you 3 push notifications prior to your number being called. You do have to physically go and get a number first tho, then just scan the QR code in the app.
  • Fuyuhiko T.
    Fuyuhiko TakayaJanuary 14, 2012
    I ate XLB and others in NOV 2010. I think this restaurant is the highlight for foodie travel to Taipei ! Absolutely fantastic ! Vegetable is also yum as well. See the link for the photo ! Read more
  • Manuel Reyes
    Manuel ReyesApril 19, 2014
    xiao long pao are the greatest dumplings ever and anywhere! No better you can have than here in Taipei! Enjoy! Just be patiënt enough because waiting time is approx 60-80minutes!!
  • Eika C.
    Eika ChenApril 19, 2014
    Original xiao long bao restaurant. Come a bit late and you don't need to wait that long. Staff are just too fast that might stress you a bit and you would eat it faster than normal. Worth to try once.
  • Megu K.
    Megu KJanuary 3, 2016
    Waits range from 50-150 minutes. Get your number and take a walk down Yong Kang. Better than HK and Japan locations; worth the wait
  • _miiun
    _miiunAugust 15, 2013
    If you come to Taiwan, you must come to this restaurant! For my friends&I, it's worth to wait 20 minutes for a table. I think Taro xiao long pao is so yummy!
  • Eric
    EricOctober 8, 2017
    The original. Classic flavors unique to it's location. Small venue, but cozy and very efficient. Great service. Get the house special shrimp and pork wontons.
  • Chris N.
    Chris NixonNovember 25, 2012
    If you are in Taiwan, you have to eat at Din Tai Fung! Its the most famous restaurant in Taiwan. Their specialty is xiao long bao (小籠包), soup filled steamed dumplings.
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LeeMay 11, 2017
    Gotta wait a long time if you hit peak hours. Xiaolongbao!! The waiters can practically speak any language...amazing
    Upvoted Jun 6
  • Vivian W.
    Vivian WooNovember 8, 2014
    It's packed during lunch hours, be prepared to wait. After trying this and Malaysia's Pavilion Din Tai Fung, I'd have to say I prefer Pavilion's version of the xiao long bao which has a thinner skin.
  • Jayzen P.
    Jayzen PatriaNovember 23, 2013
    If there is a long line and you are a party of 2, hang by the menu boards and if you are willing to share a table with others the hostess will grab you!
  • Adam C.
    Adam ClickMay 25, 2013
    very friendly service! recommended ratio for dumpling dipping sauce: 1 part soy sauce & 3 parts vinegar
  • Rick N.
    Rick NijhuisNovember 28, 2016
    The original Din Tai Fung, home of the xiao long bao / soup dumpling. Long queues but ask for a seat at one of the communal tables to skip the line!
  • Woo N.
    Woo NelsonSeptember 25, 2015
    Nothing like having the original. Must visit when in Taiwan. The staff is the most courteous and responsive people ever.
  • Danni
    DanniJanuary 22, 2017
    Just don't miss their seasonal dishes if you are lucky to find them there. Their stir-fry vegetible dishes were my favorite.
  • Peter Paul
    Peter PaulNovember 13, 2016
    Almost anything is recommendable. But please do order Xia Long Bao (=pork!), that is really awesome!
  • Stephen Y.
    Stephen YenOctober 13, 2014
    Must visit for loyal Din Tai Fungers, get the Taro Dumpling to finish off a great meal
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmApril 19, 2016
    Come during off-hours for a shorter wait. Order: xiao long bao and pork chop fried rice.
  • Katrina Z.
    Katrina ZaiNovember 6, 2014
    Original location. However, everything tasted just like the one in HK. I guess it's great they try to have the same standards & quality worldwide.
  • Aye
    AyeJune 24, 2016
    Stuffed. Love everything everytime. Better with a big group. Although i do prefer other locations instead of this one.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RobertsonJanuary 11, 2017
    we "waited" two hours, but got to walk around da'an district in the interim--the xiaolongbao are probably slightly overrated, but it's a fantastic experience!
  • Shyan T.
    Shyan TanAugust 30, 2014
    Long queues. Expect at least 1 hour wait on weekdays. This is where it all started. Must try the staples and definitely recommended.
  • Cecilia ✈️
    Cecilia ✈️October 22, 2014
    fried rice with pork chop, spicy shrimp dumplings, truffle chicken soup, taro dumplings
  • Lau H.
    Lau Hui QiDecember 6, 2016
    Really fast and efficient! 小笼包 is freshly made ( and juicy ) and so is their 蒸饺! Two thumbs up for Din Tai Fung.
  • Eric C.
    Eric ChangAugust 31, 2015
    Soup dumplings it's really tasty ! Especially the luffa soup dumplings is my favorite ! The beef soup is really good too!
  • Frédéric N.
    Frédéric NiessenAugust 11, 2015
    If you love Dumplings then you cannot afford not to go. Great food super service
  • Andreas S.
    Excellent dumplings. This location was very crowded but the food was worth the wait.
  • Henrik
    HenrikJanuary 9, 2016
    My favourites remain the black truffle pork xiao long bao, spicy pork wontons and thesesame buns for dessert! Grmpf!
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaMarch 4, 2016
    Beef noodle soup, fried rice, wontons in chile oil & of course best xiaolongbao. Can be a long wait. Multiple locations. 🍜
  • Shirley L.
    Shirley LiuDecember 4, 2017
    Go early and avoid waiting too long. Locals say this does taste different than the other locations in Taipei
  • Christine R.
    Christine RojasAugust 19, 2013
    Try their truffle xiao long bao. You can order per piece since it's more pricey. But it sure is worth-it!
  • Lawky
    LawkyFebruary 20
    The best 小籠包。and they should have credit card payment instead of cash only.
  • Byron W.
    Byron WongNovember 30, 2014
    This is the original location so lots of tour buses come here. Get here when it opens to beat the rush
  • Kenny L.
    Kenny LowDecember 6, 2014
    Yummy! Try the truffle Xiao long Bao! Come before 12 noon to avoid the crowd on weekdays!
  • Lee O.
    Lee OmOctober 2, 2014
    Xiao long bao, steamed dumpling, fried rice and hot n sour soup are a must in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WJanuary 21, 2016
    The original location of this internationally famous restaurant. Try all the xiao long bao flavours.
  • Robin C.
    Robin ChenOctober 23, 2014
    Waits can be a lil crazy. Get 5 of each type to try out everything (except the specialty I guess)!
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