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De Fa Chang Restaurant

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28 Pingan Market, Bell Tower Square, Xi'an, China
Name/address in local language
+86 29 8767 6615
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the highlights in my Xian trip. I was really excited to know that I will be dining in this rich historical restaurant. I was not disappointed! The dumplings were flavourful and beautifully made. I had attached some pictures below. I strongly recommend the duck flavoured and pork dumpling. The small pearl sized chrysanthemum dumplings are also... More 

Thank V8515FXamandat
Shanghai, China
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Actually in China, espcially in recent 20years, the longer history local-folk snacks- restaurant has, the more inferior taste it will be...which is a very very regretful fact our chinese people has to confess... In order to try ture worthy snacks you'd better to have a local friend who could guide you go into some nowhere alleies where our local guys... More 

Thank sevenlang
Beijing, China
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I like this restaurant as they serve different types of dumplings. It is possible to take different type of menu or one type of dumplings. Some of the dumplings looks like duck, so very special look also very tasty. I recommend! Moer you can find on jolifestyle .ocm

Thank joasia2016
Victoria, Canada
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

It took a little effort to find this place. Don't stop at the ground floor where there is a cafeteria style dumpling shop The secret is to go upstairs to the 2nd floor and wait for a table. There is a great view of the Bell Tower from the dining room - try to get a window seat. No English... More 

Thank barefoothare
Xi'an, China
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Dumpling is a feature of the northern food, especially the plasticity of the pasta yes dumplings of breed of design and color is very wide, so can make dumpling feast, hun vegetable, forms and allows you to view first, and then feel the delicious; Besides, the geographical position is superior, the hui people shopping at the same time, the experience... More 

Thank dingDrver
Vancouver, Canada
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189 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

very unique dumplings, which all come out a once in a very large stack! Non descript restaurant décor but the experience of trying many varieties of dumplings is good. Service is ok, clean but too large of a restaurant to make it quaint

Thank Mario B
Tigard, Oregon
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139 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We ate dumplings at a variety of restaurants in China but this was the only one that actually formed the dumplings to represent the fillings. In other words, chicken or duck looked like a duck, etc. All were very tasty and we had a variety of other nice dishes as well. Our guide had made a reservation for us so... More 

Thank JimGPortland_Oregon
Brisbane, Australia
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57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

4 of us walked passed and it looked to good so we went in, No english spoken here but menu had photos so we ordered from menu. What a fantastic feed we had and prices were so cheap including drinks so we highly recommend this restaurant

1 Thank wayne v
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Must have the banquet as all the dumplings are great and the banquet room is far nicer. Tip. DON'T eat lunch before going. A great bonus is having a sensational view of the Bell Tower lot up at night.

Thank Alex V
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is one of the oldest and most famous dumpling restaurants in the city of Xi'an which prides itself on the huge range of dumplings that are part of its famous cuisine. We were taken there by two Chinese friends last week. It was a rainy night and I didn't really fancy going out to eat - but I am... More 

1 Thank Herschelian

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Pingan Market, Bell Tower Square, Xi'an, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shaanxi  >  Xi'an
  • Phone Number: +86 29 8767 6615

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