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Kao Chi

No.1 Yongkang Street, Taipei 106, Taiwan
+886 2 2341 9984
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good53%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“fried buns” (14 reviews)
“xiao long bao” (32 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
No.1 Yongkang Street, Taipei 106, Taiwan
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was alright. The pan fried bun wasn’t amazing even though it was their signature dish. Price were a little high compared to the typical restaurant around the area.

Thank claudiachai
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the Shanghai pan fried buns and the shrimp/pork sew mai. Both were very good. The tea is poured by the servers. No teapot is left on the table. Trouble is the servers don’t look to see if ur teacup needs filling. Not sure what...More

Thank Chuzee99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The xiao long bao here is pretty good, thin skin with flavorful fillings of pork, cabbage and water chestnut. We also tried the siew mai, glutinous rice with abalone. All dishes were not disappointing at all, we also loved the freshness of cucumber starter dish....More

Thank csh68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is just steps away from the 1st Din Tai Fung. We came as we read some recommendations that their xiao long bao is equally good or better and my daughters are big xiao long bao fan. Our verdict, Din Tai Fung xiao long...More

Thank Toffee12
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Kao Chi is regarded as alternative to Din- tai- feng if one doesn't want to wait in a long line. However, different from Din- tai- feng, which offers mainly the pastries, Shanghai or other Chinese dishes are also available here. Pan fried bun is the...More

Thank KoalaViaggio
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Business hours show closing at 9pm... got there 8:15pm and was told that last call is in 15 mins... we told the person that we can leave but she insisted that we can go in... split the 8 of us up into 2 tables. Then,...More

Thank Simon L
Reviewed 5 November 2017

A lovely alternative to Ding Dai Fung! The service was good and most importantly, the food was wonderful. We tried three dishes: Pan-Fried Pork Dumpling, which was a must; Steamed soup dumpling with crab roe, another lovely dish, and finally a Zhongshan shop specialty -...More

Thank Adrian L
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Was in Yongkang planning to visit DinTai Fung. Long queue and just walked around and saw this place. Suprisingly its quite good. The xiaolongbao was great. Service was good. The patrons were mostly locals hence everyone had beer on their table. Very local feeling...hahahha. I...More

Thank Kam Loong C
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Honestly I go there every time I visit Taipei. My favourite branch is on zhong Shan rd north. Nice deco and quiet. My favourite dish is xiao lun bao and chicken in wine sauce. The chicken actual is chicken meat stuffed in chicken skin and...More

Thank Nyson
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

The food and service have improved dramatically since our last visit in 2015. The pan fried dumplings is delicious and the soup dumplings are up to par with Din Tai Fong. The culinary also improved; just slightly different to accommodate the taste of Taiwan, which...More

Thank retiredhaha
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SoHee K
28 June 2015|
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Response from zayababy | Reviewed this property |
We just walked in. Actually a lot of Taiwanese restaurants don't take reservations especially small ones. Not sure about this one though.... There are a lot of good restaurants in that neighborhood anyway... So don't worry... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.1 Yongkang Street, Taipei 106, Taiwan
  • Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Taipei
  • Phone Number: +886 2 2341 9984
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