Din Tai Fung, Xintiandi

  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Dumplings
Critics' pick
123 Xingye Lu
Since launching at a dingy street stall in Taipei more than 40 years ago, the Din Tai Fung empire has expanded throughout the Asia-Pacific region like wildfire, thanks to the success of it's excellent xiaolongbao soup dumplings, which are consistently voted one of the world's finest. These heavenly pork or shrimp packages have skins of unparalleled delicacy, arriving with a fragrant soup inside at a temperature perfect for popping straight into your mouth. 

Make sure to try the pork dumplings, or for something more elegant, the shrimp and pork shao mai,which come crowned with a whole small shrimp. The sleek professionally-run dining rooms offer excellent quality dishes, a sophisticated atmosphere and impeccable service, albeit at premium prices.

This branch often requires reservations, so call in advance, especially on weekends.

Venue name: Din Tai Fung, Xintiandi
Opening hours: 10am-midnight Sun-Thur; 10am-1am Fri-Sat
Metro: Huangpi Nan Lu
English address: 11A, Second Floor, Bldg 6, Xintiandi South Block, 123 Xingye Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu, Luwan district
Chinese address: 卢湾区兴业路123弄新天地南里6号楼2楼11A单元, 近黄陂南路