Din Tai Fung Restaurant Review, Hong Kong

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Din Tai Fung

Shop 130,3/F. Silvercord,30 Canton Road

Tsimshatsui,Kowloon,Hong Kong, CA

852-2730-6928

Din Tai Fung Website

Din Tai Fung Hong Kong 2

Din Tai Fung is a popular Hong Kong dumpling restaurant with locations in Bellevue, Los Angeles, Taipei, Japan, China, Singapore, and several other countries. We had previously dined at Din Tai Fung in Shanghai’s touristy Xintiandi. The Los Angeles location is in Arcadia with Yelp reviews unfortunately indicating it is a step down from the ones abroad.

Other Hong Kong Reviews:  Lung King HeenChuen Kee Seafood,Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao, Fook Lam Moon, Lei Garden, Ming Court, Sai Kung Seafood Market, Sun Tung Lok, Yung Kee.

This successful restaurant chain started in Taipei City and has expanded over the years based on the popularity of their Shanghai steamed dumplings. We were near their Tsim Sha Tsui location and decided to refresh our Xiao Long Bao dumpling memory.
Din Tai Fung Hong Kong received one Michelin star in 2011.

Decor, Vibe
– Din Tai Fung was a clean, modern, open, and airy restaurant with a large open kitchen in the rear, showcasing the making of dumplings. Layout looked just like the Shanghai location, this must be a formulaic restaurant. The restaurant just opened and filled out quick.

Din Tai Fung Hong Kong how to eat dumplings

Instructions on How to Eat Them

Menu

Din Tai Fung’s Menu has many different types of Shanghai dumplings, appetizers, buns, and several desserts.

Signature Dishes – Shanghai steamed dumplings – Xiao Long Bao

Website Menu

Din Tai Fung Full image set

Picks:

Din Tai Fung Hong Kong Shanghai Steamed dumplings Xiaolongbao

201. Special steamed pork dumplings or Xiao Long Bao (HK$48 for 6 pieces) contain lots of hot and tasty soup with good meat flavor, thin wrapper, even though they were small sized dumplings. The dumplings took about 5 minutes to arrive. We would rate these very good, but not excellent. We had some superior dumplings on this trip, at a surprising place, Maxims Chinese restaurant at the Hong Kong airport.

Din Tai Fung Hong Kong 5

805. Steamed mini sesame paste bun (HK$30 for 3 pieces) had a fairly tame black sesame paste inside. Not super sweet and hot out of the steamer.

Din Tai Fung Hong Kong 1

902. Almond pudding with fresh fruit (HK $28) was a cold slightly sweet almond Jell-O with some sweet syrup on top. A passable dessert.

413. Watermelon juice (HK $28) was clearly a freshly made fix watermelon juice that tasted very pure and devoid of extra sugar. Kind of expensive though.

OK:
None

Pans:
None

Service – Din Tai Fung Hong Kong had above average service because there were so many servers. They did do plate changing and clearing without prompting.

Value – Din Tai Fung had reasonable prices in USA$ terms, making this place an excellent value.

Alternatives – Jia Jia Tang Bao in Shanghai, is a hole in the wall dumpling only restaurant that is cheaper and still our reference.

Verdict – Din Tai Fung Hong Kong is a safe bet for a meal, no wonder they are so popular. For serious foodies, there are better Shanghai dumpling options elsewhere.

Also at:
Din Tai Fung
1108 South Baldwin Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91007-7508 USA

700 Bellevue Way NE Ste 280
Bellevue, WA 98004-4154
(425) 698-1095

Shanghai
Unit 24,3F,Super Brand Mall,No.168 Lujiazuixi Rd, Shanghai
TEL:86-21-5047-8882~3

SWFC Outlet
318 3/F,Shanghai World Financial Center,100
Century Avenue,Lujiazhui,Pudong Shanghai
TEL:86-21-6877-6886

Shanghai , Hongqiao Outlet
Peace Sqyare No.18 Shui Cheng Rd,Shanghai 200336,PRC
TEL:86-21-6208-4188

Shanghai, Nanjing
Shanghai Centre No.1376,Nanjing West Rd.,Shanghai
TEL:86-21-62899182

Beijing
24 Xinyuanxili Zhongjie, Chaoyang District
TEL:86-010-6462-4502

Beijing
Xindan Branch
F1&B1, Grand Pacific Mall No.133 Xindan North St.
Xincheng District, Beijing
Tel:010-66159028

Tianjin
1F, Dickson Hotel, 18 Binshui Dao, Hexi District,
TEL:86-022-2813-8138

Hong Kong
68 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
TEL:852-3160-8998

Marina Restaurant
No.86 Aomen Road, Shinan District,
Qingdao,Shandong
TEL:86-0532-66061309

Din Tai Fung Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Very Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
Value Rating: (Excellent)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Attire:Casual
Hours:Tsim Sha Tsui
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes
Prices:HK$18 - HK$480

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