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“Go. Don't think about it too long.”

Din Tai Fung (101 Branch)
Ranked #7 of 1,202 Restaurants in Xinyi District
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We were told about this place by a few friends who are veteran Taiwan travelers and admittedly, their praise seemed too effusive. We went to the branch in 101 since each time we walked past one of the other shops in Taipei, the lines were prohibitive. Good sign. We had to wait for a while to be seated, and needed help with the menu. Fortunately, the pictures are helpful and there are English instructions (both for ordering and eating). Service is top notch. Couldn't do better at a Danny Meyer restaurant; everyone is helpful and they are there to get you served and happy and out. So, here's the deal from two novice soup dumpling fans. This is the real deal. Just have xiaolongbao if you're pushed for time (or for carry out). Get more than you think you'll need because you won't leave a single one behind. Little, pillowy, chewy, hot and delicious bundles of flavor. Pork and the crab/pork combo are fabulous. Watch others eat theirs first, if you're uncertain. We also tried the stir-fried pea pod shoots (top 10 vegetable dishes anywhere) and pork buns. There is nothing better. We actually returned although our visit was too short to have a second round. Whatever the wait is, it's going to be worth it. Please, please, open a branch in NYC.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent dumplings opens at 11:00 am recommend you arrive early as there will be a wait time all dumplings are hand made, they have a viewing where you can see them making the dumplings.
The food is great very expensive but worth the money a must try.

Thank 2girlsreviews
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Really great Xiaolongbao, fried rice and spinach. Xiaolongbao finer than Crystal Jade so 2 of us shared a basket of 10. Serving team very helpful - from he ladies organising the queue and pre orders to those serving at table.

Don’t be put off by the crowd and apparently chaos. Pop in first to get your number and then go for a wander in the food court or mall

Thank Steven D
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The food and great and the staff is better. Everyone is very helpful. I went with my family and we tried most of the signature dishes. It is baby friendly and they did give water and serving plate for the baby too. It’s definitely not cheap but I’d say it’s worth it. A meal for four cost us almost 1250 NTD.

Thank MohinderJakhar
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Celebrated my birthday here before heading up to the observation decks. Food is as expected. Fast service and friendly staff. They also gave me a free pen!

Thank Lesley Anne G
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