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Ding Tai Fung (Yuyuan Garden)

#146 of 15,960 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Old Town
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FangBang Middle Road 168, Yu Cheng ShiShang, Shanghai, China
Name/address in local language
+86 21 6334 1008
10:00 - 22:00
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Fair Oaks, California
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100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2013

We went in search of this restaurant because we enjoy the branch in So CA so much. We were able to get a table during the busy lunch hour without a reservation and very much enjoyed our meal. But I must say, I prefer the California location more for the small, broth filled dumplings. They seemed to be more flavorful... More 

Thank JinFO
Boston, Massachusetts
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130 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2012

This restaurant is part of the Ding Tai Fung chain that has around six places in Shanghai and many more in cities around the Pacific Rim. Food and service are op notch. The taste of these dumplings must be experienced in person since it is impossible to describe it in words. Simply delicious, awesome and addictive.

3 Thank Joerg S
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2012

The food is delicious but its wayyyy too expensive. it is even more expensive than the sydney ding tai fung. but other than that, the food if heaven. the xiao long baos are really tasty !

Thank Michelle S
London, UK
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2012

Went to ding tai fung today for lunch. Have been in Shanghai for 3 nights and days and would say this was the best experience so far. There service by Andrea was exceptional and the food was superb. Would recommend any day

1 Thank Hungryinvestor
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2012

The food is great but lack of choices. The services is great and waitress are friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is great as well

1 Thank Harrylohce
Wroclaw, Poland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2012

You need to know about the place, otherwise it is quite hard to find it by accident as it is located on the second floor of a building and is not marked in a special way. Anyway, they have really delicious dumplings. Especially the crab ones.

1 Thank sowaban
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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235 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2012

A short walking distance from the Yu Yuan Garden, Din Tai Fung is located on the second floor of a nondescript building. We knew it was part of a Taiwanese chain of restaurants, but we had also heard that they made the best dumplings around. And indeed they do. The restaurant is modern and impeccably clean. A big window allows... More 

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New York City, New York
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231 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

You like dim sums, wontons and gyoza? There's no better place than Din Tai Fung. Everything is made from scratch, fresh, delish and to die for. There is no better place in Shanghai when it comes to homemade soups with spicy wontons. I love all their dim sums, there's alway a waiter who speaks English, the restaurant is outstanding when... More 

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Brisbane Oz
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117 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2012

Built in 1577 by a government official for his parents to enjoy in their retirement. The gardens a thoughtfully designed so that when walking though you move from section to section with each bringing a new delight to see. An undulating wall serves to separate different garden areas, it has the body of a dragon perched on top and if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: FangBang Middle Road 168, Yu Cheng ShiShang, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6334 1008

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Shanghai’s original walls live on in the curve of the streets that serve as the border to the old city. An aerial view shows a clear circular outline and parts of the original wall are preserved as monuments to the ancient past. The main tourist attraction of Yuyuan (which means Yu garden, though it is often redundantly referred to as Yuyuan Garden) draws hordes of tourists every day, but wandering the streets around the complex reveals more exciting attractions such as food and antique markets. There are also streets lined with shops peddling everyday wares such as Chinese dining ware and craft notions that can be even more enticing to visitors uninterested in the usual tourist fare.
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