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Din Tai Fung

700 Bellevue Wy. NE (8th St.) Send to Phone
425-698-1095 | Menu
World-famous dumplings at a Lincoln Square hot-spot.
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Lunch & Dinner daily
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  • Dress code: Casual

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Din Tai Fung Restaurant Review

: Din Tai Fung is one of only two stateside locations of the well-known Taiwan-based dumpling chain. Though the hype surrounding the Lincoln Square hot-spot doesn’t quite deliver, it’s worth the 30-minutes max wait time for a table (initially it could stretch up to three hours). To skip waiting altogether, sit at the bar where you can observe the dumplings being made. Efficient service presents a laminated menu with pictures of steamed dumplings (ten per order), which arrive fast, hot and fresh in bamboo baskets. Din Tai Fung is basically a dim sum house minus the carts and offering a variety of small plates --- soups and noodle dishes are also available. Order the signature xiao long bao, soup dumplings filled with hot broth; Shanghai rice cakes with chicken, shrimp and pork shu mai; wok-fried noodles and sautéed seasonal vegetables. Skip the disappointing plain, doughy bao. Desserts are limited to soft-steamed buns filled with sweet filling such as taro, red bean or sesame paste. Enjoy the dumplings with a bottle of Chinese beer or a creative cocktail. There’s also a sizable selection of sakés.

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