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Din Tai Fung Dumpling House

Dumpling Restaurant and Chinese Restaurant$$$$
University District, Seattle
  • This place is famous for their dumplings. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Natalie V.
    "Wontons in chili oil, pork buns, soup dumplings are a must."(23 Tips)
    Curtis J.
    "Juicy pork dumplings can't be beat!"(8 Tips)
    Katie Y.
    "amazing and get the spicy wontons"(6 Tips)
    Jack Z.
    "Their truffle dumplings is a must try since you can't get it in Asia"(4 Tips)
130 Tips and reviews
  • dumplings
  • spicy food
  • wontons
  • lively
  • authentic
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  • Deanne M.
    Deanne Mecham4 days ago
    Been here 5+ times
    Garlic Green Beans are amazing!
  • Felicity M.
    Best dumplings in Seattle...maybe the world! Great menu that clearly states gluten free friendly options!
  • Max W.
    Max WennekerApril 17
    Very reasonably priced. Expect to wait. Highly recommend soup dumplings as well as regular pork and veggie dumplings.
  • Hannah S.
    Hannah SMarch 23
    Amazing soup dumplings!! Spicy wantons are good and the sesame noodles!
  • Melanie
    MelanieMarch 19
    Pork xiao long bao, spicy pork & shrimp wontons, and cucumber salad are a must.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LewFebruary 26
    If the wait is too long, go inside past the main desk to the Take Out Window. It only takes 20 min and you can eat outside downstairs.
  • Peter d.
    Peter den HartogFebruary 20
    Amazing dumplings
  • FunkCaptMax
    FunkCaptMaxFebruary 17
    Grab a seat or table for two at the bar -- no list, no reservations.
  • Kaushik S.
    Kaushik ShankarJanuary 31
    Great staff! They are pretty well organized even during the rush throughout the day!
  • Kaushik S.
    Kaushik ShankarJanuary 31
    Veggie dumplings are great for vegetarians here. There are 2 kinds; get the one with more units; fun to share! Limited in vegetarian selection; the vegetarian rice cake dish isn't worth it.
  • Natalie V.
    Natalie VegelJanuary 28
    Wontons in chili oil, pork buns, soup dumplings are a must. For veggies, can't go wrong with green beans
  • Martin O.
    Martin OngJanuary 27
    The veggie dumplings are really good too!
  • Sara J.
    Sara JamesJanuary 14
    Been here 5+ times
    I think I could eat the XLB for every meal. The sautéed vegetables are great too. Keep an eye out for bar seating as it's first come first serve and the normal wait line is almost always over an hour.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MerzDecember 24, 2016
    Tim Reynolds - hard to beat
  • Denise F.
    Denise FDecember 12, 2016
    This is delicious, the price is good, but this is not the best dumpling at all and I'm not that even a dumpling connoisseur. I just found weird why this place is so busy.So grab a place at the bar.
  • adriana c.
    adriana castroNovember 20, 2016
    Food is good but not worth an hour wait
  • Ben G.
    Ben GutnikOctober 30, 2016
    Ridiculously good Dumpling house in University Village. Service is top notch. Get the soup filled dumplings. Also the pot stickers are the real deal. And if very hungry get the pork buns.
  • Nikhil V.
    Nikhil VartyOctober 11, 2016
    Xiao Long Bao
  • Samantha S.
    Samantha SmileySeptember 17, 2016
    Great for groups.
  • Stacy I.
    Stacy IgeAugust 20, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Juicy Pork Dumplings!
  • Sarah
    SarahAugust 12, 2016
    Everything else pales in comparison to the xiaolongbao. Boba's pretty good, too.
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱August 10, 2016
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PuglieseAugust 5, 2016
    Obviously you're getting the pork soup dumplings, but you better ALSO be getting the sautéed string beans and the sesame spare ribs. Trust me. I've eaten enough for you to believe that I speak truth.
    Downvoted Mar 20
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PuglieseJuly 28, 2016
    Pork soup dumplings. Beginning and end.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BuonannoJuly 11, 2016
    The spicy vegetarian wonton was delicious. Get a few dumpling flavors to share.
  • Mel C.
    Mel CJuly 10, 2016
    Everything. Just order everything.
  • Joseph L.
    Joseph LeMay 29, 2016
    Get the xiao long bao! Comes with soup if you come on mornings!
  • Tucker H.
    Tucker HassurApril 14, 2016
    Noddles with spicy sauce
  • Tucker H.
    Tucker HassurApril 14, 2016
    Omg. Noddles with spicy sauce ! Yes please
  • Candy C.
    Candy ChanApril 7, 2016
    Pork dumplings, pot stickers, wontons in spicy sauces, veggies
  • Jack R.
    Jack ReevesMarch 27, 2016
    One of the best restaurants in the county. Look it up. Top items are pork chop fried rice, pork dumplings, and green beans.
  • Alberto J S M.
    Alberto J S Moreau DMarch 14, 2016
    I love all their dumplings, so tasteful that it is hard to decide which was the best
  • Gina R.
    Gina RomaFebruary 17, 2016
    Everything was fantastic... Very popular place so it takes quite a while to be seated
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonFebruary 7, 2016
    Soup dumplings are fine, but the spicy wontons are my fav
  • Alice H.
    Alice HuangJanuary 31, 2016
    Soup dumplings. Green beans!
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BordenJanuary 6, 2016
    Don't bother waiting for a table just sit in the bar area. You might wait 10 mins if that. And the menu is the same.
  • Charis G.
    Charis GongDecember 28, 2015
  • Diana C.
    Diana ChowDecember 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One thousand xiao long baos won't be enough.
  • Brandon S.
    Brandon ShieldsNovember 11, 2015
    The dumplings are the best in Seattle
  • Wrock
    WrockNovember 11, 2015
    Alas, as with most 4.5+ rated Seattle restos I think would barely make a 3.2 in NY, I've come to expect mediocrity from the food in this city and this place is no different. Give me Flushing any day.
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle AndersonNovember 11, 2015
    Everyone comes here for the soup dumplings, which are amazing, but try the pork and veggie dumplings in spicy sauce- very good!!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CNovember 10, 2015
    The corporate atmosphere made me weary. And then the dumplings, spicy wontons,and beef noodle soup came out. Weariness faded quickly.
  • Logan K.
    Logan KerrOctober 23, 2015
    Soup dumplings are amazing here
  • Jack Z.
    Jack ZawOctober 21, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The freshest handmade dumpling you can get around town. Well known for its international franchise, you are in for a great service. Their truffle dumplings is a must try since you can't get it in Asia
  • Linda H.
    Linda HartsemaOctober 4, 2015
    Best xiaolongbao I've ever had. Chicken soup is very good as well as spicy noodles. Then again you can't really go wrong with anything here.
  • Sandy O.
    Sandy ObuckSeptember 28, 2015
    Spicy dumplings.
  • Tyler L.
    Tyler LundSeptember 23, 2015
    Din Tai Fung is super popular for dumplings for good reason. It's not uncommon to see big crowds waiting outside for dinner because the dumplings are worth the wait. Takeout was a little slow
  • Mary S.
    Mary SSeptember 22, 2015
    Dumplings and veggies are great. Hot and sour soup wasn't the best--tasted off.
  • Rohit G.
    Rohit GopalSeptember 14, 2015
    Get the Pork XLB. The fried pork chops are succulent, and the presentation for the potstickers is very unique. Bit expensive, but worth it
  • Soren L.
    Soren LaulainenSeptember 8, 2015
    How to eat soup dumplings: Grab gently by the thick knot on top, place in spoon and bite off the knot. After steam escapes, suck out the broth. Garnish empty dumpling with ginger and sauce. Eat :D
  • Kendra S.
    Kendra SullivanAugust 22, 2015
    Long line and a hard to find entry doors but everything else was great.
  • Ko R.
    Ko RickerAugust 2, 2015
    The xiaolongbao were easily my favorite! Would not recommend the vegetarian rice cake. Get a seat at the bar and skip the wait!
  • Bryan L.
    Bryan LAugust 1, 2015
    Food is OK, but overall this place is overrated. Definitely catered towards westerners. High price tag, super small portions.
  • Becca H.
    Becca HJuly 26, 2015
    Really good garlic green beans.
  • Katie Y.
    Katie YamadaJuly 23, 2015
    Soup dumplings are a must, the Noodle dishes are amazing and get the spicy wontons
  • Curtis J.
    Curtis J.July 19, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Highly recommend the sesame buns for a dessert.
  • Brrian
    BrrianJuly 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Have one person sit in line, while everyone else enjoys the hour of their life it takes to get a table. If alone, just sit at the bar for no wait.
  • Tracy P.
    Tracy PattonJuly 4, 2015
    Dumplings are delish!
  • Allison Y.
    Allison YuJune 24, 2015
    Far from the original in Taiwan but still great! Each item runs about $10... Pricey
  • CJ
    CJJune 14, 2015
    Spicy wontons with noodles 😋
  • Kaitlin M.
    Kaitlin MartineauJune 7, 2015
    Known for dumplings and have great Red Bean Buns. I loved the Seaweed and Bean Curd Appetizer Salad! Great portion :)
  • Kaitlin M.
    Kaitlin MartineauJune 7, 2015
    Red Bean Buns for dessert
  • Henry K.
    Henry KimJune 6, 2015
    Decent food. Insane waiting time.
  • Elise L.
    Elise LivingstonJune 4, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything here is amazing. Definitely try the pork dumplings, spicy wontons, and garlic green beans. Be prepared for a long wait though.
  • Melinda T.
    Melinda TanJune 2, 2015
    EVERYTHING IS GOOD, you won't be disappointed :)
  • Curtis J.
    Curtis J.May 15, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The green beans are incredible.
  • Sam W.
    Sam WingMay 12, 2015
    The hype is real! Very worth the wait. Sit in the bar area of you are in a rush.
  • Curtis J.
    Curtis J.April 29, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Juicy pork dumplings can't be beat!
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SApril 26, 2015
    Spicy beef soup and pork soul dumplings are great
  • Jeffrey W.
    Jeffrey WApril 10, 2015
    Sit at the bar to avoid the wait.
  • Alex Y.
    Alex YangMarch 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Too many FOBs.
  • Jen W.
    Jen WongMarch 16, 2015
    holy crap everything here blew our minds. even the green beans!
  • Brian F.
    Brian FlockMarch 1, 2015
    The shrimp and pork dumplings in spicy sauce are the best. Make sure to come early to avoid the wait.
  • Dmitriy P.
    Dmitriy ProtsykFebruary 22, 2015
    Some of the best Asian food I've ever had!
  • Jess N.
    Jess NaldoFebruary 20, 2015
    Delicious for starter level soup dumplings but honestly not the best around though I'd come back. Still had a great time, family loved it, and staff was amazingly nice. Shaved ice was the underdog!
  • Jenn P.
    Jenn PJanuary 26, 2015
    Get the pork dumplings, so good. Also enjoyed the Hot and Sour soup!
  • Natalie T.
    Natalie TowfiqJanuary 5, 2015
    Juicy pork dumplings
  • Sarah J.
    Sarah JohnstonDecember 29, 2014
    Make sure to get here early, the wait is usually pretty long, but well worth it!!
  • Prasanna C.
    Prasanna ChilukamarriDecember 6, 2014
    Go here and order the Spicy dumplings, one of the best dumplings I've ever had....:-)
  • Lauren F.
    Lauren FukanoDecember 4, 2014
    xlb and spicy dumplings forever!
  • Oremo O.
    Oremo OchilloNovember 23, 2014
    The flavored teas here are great. Mango is my favorite.
  • hugo l.
    hugo liuNovember 21, 2014
    If you're just ordering xlb: braised beef noodle soup is even better here
  • Dev
    DevNovember 16, 2014
    Confucius says, have sum dim sum
  • Oremo O.
    Oremo OchilloNovember 7, 2014
    I have been here multiple times and I still don't think the food is as good as it is at the Lincoln Square location in Bellevue.
  • Cusp25
    Cusp25October 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Spicy wontons
  • Mark F.
    Mark FrederickOctober 18, 2014
  • Doug H.
    Doug HamlinOctober 14, 2014
    Come for the dumplings, stay for everything on the menu.
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LeeOctober 2, 2014
    Lines are long during the standard eating hours, come early! Don't go far, if you are waiting, and make sure your whole group is there, or you won't be seated.
  • Erin M.
    Erin MosowSeptember 16, 2014
    Lots of delicious pork. Good soup dumplings. The place is a well oiled machine. Don't say it's your first time or they will explain every dish on the menu.
  • Grace P.
    Grace PakSeptember 15, 2014
    Soup dumplings are good, but this specific location gets very warm during the summer.
  • Manon R.
    Manon RagonnetSeptember 4, 2014
    Green beans. Everything.
  • dannyd
    dannydSeptember 1, 2014
    Dumplings of all kinds, shrimp & pork shao Mai are all so good.
  • Brad D.
    Brad DAugust 31, 2014
    Get the dumplings with the soup in the middle.
  • Mike H.
    Mike H.August 29, 2014
    Soup dumplings are a must. However be sure to get a leafy veggie plate, hot and sour soup or beef noodle soup for your table. If you like cold apps, get the cucumber!
  • Patrick V.
    Patrick ValenzuelaAugust 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Beware of sitting at the bar when the sun is out. Lots of glare.
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanAugust 25, 2014
    Waits on the weekends can be up to two hours, but they also offer takeout.
  • Felipe S.
    Felipe SandovalAugust 12, 2014
    I have only tried their dumplings and buns. They are phenomenal! Those with pork... !!!! Very juicy and tasty. For dessert? Sesami dumplings!
  • Dav
    DavAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Juicy pork dumplings. Keeping it classic and yummy. And try the sesame dumplings for dessert.
  • Matt M.
    Matt MitgangAugust 8, 2014
    No prices on the menu. Spoiler Alert: The truffle dumplings are $25 for five
  • Yuri K.
    Yuri KimAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Their veggies are also really good
  • Patrícia T.
    Patrícia TavaresMay 30, 2015
    Sem dúvida a MELHOR casa de dumpling q existe!!! Por sorte de Seattle aqui têm 2!!😉 espera de 1 hora, mas vale muito a pena!!!😋😋😋
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