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“Nothing very special about this Ding Tai Fung”

Ding Tai Fung (Yuyuan Garden)
Ranked #163 of 16,903 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nothing very special about this Ding Tai Fung”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

The food is what you expect from Ding Tai Fung. What was slightly disappointing for us is the shabbiness of the place. Almost every chair at our table had a split seat cushion.

Visited July 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Beersheba, Israel
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101 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good Xiaolongbaos”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

I tried 5 different places that day, and Ding Tai Fung was around #3. Great dumplings, great soup, a little more gingery compared to the Nanxiang ones nearby.

BUT it's much more expensive, and I would skip it if I were on a budge.

Visited June 2014
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good Noodle, Okay Xiao Long Bao”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Well, i love the Ding tai feng in every city. Though i dont typically like their Xiao Long Bao but the Cong You Ban Mian is the best and i can have two.

  • Visited April 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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156 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Fabulous food, exempary service.”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Our lunch at this restaurant was certainly one of the best we've eaten in China and was recommended by our local guide who also arranged the selection of foods for us. It seems that Din Tai Fung has about fourteen outlets across a number of Chinese cities and at least one in Sydney, that I'm assured has a similar menu of the same high standard. One of the highlights of the Yu Gardens outlet, apart from the amazing soup and dumplings is the viewing room where you can watch a number of highly skilled staff rolling out the dumpling dough and fashioning it into the dumplings that will soon be served in the adjacent restaurant.

  • Visited April 2014
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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165 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
“Very good and varied food!”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

We were a group of seven that arrived, had a fast service from waiters that of course spoke no English but were very kind and helpful nonetheless; very good food and a good location on the brink of yu yuan garden. Definitely worth visiting despite being located a bit oddly and off on a third floor on a derelict shopping "center" above the Costa Coffee. But once you're there - it's good.

Visited April 2014
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