We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Kao Chi

#80 of 11,423 Restaurants in Taipei
Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
No.1 Yongkang Street, Taipei 106, Taiwan
Name/address in local language
+886 2 2341 9984
10:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

384 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 161: English reviews
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok, I love DinTaiFung, but sometimes you don't want to stand in line for over an hour. Kai Chi has similar foods, they have a much wider selection and they are very, very good. I preferred the sides. DTF still does better soup dumplings, but everything else, go to Kai Chi.

Thank GaoAnTian
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was told by a friend to go here for a dumpling lunch and was not dissapointed, besides dumplings they have a great menu. The dumplings were great and they have a monthly special.

Thank Jerome225
Level Contributor
249 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is right next door to the original Din Tai Fung and offers similar but slightly more choices. Personally, I felt the xiaolongbao is not as good but some of the special dishes, such as spareribs and deep fried tofu are not to be missed.

Thank Warren H
Quezon City, Philippines
Level Contributor
96 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a late lunch here and tried a beef noodle soup plus their famous pan fried pork bun. Both were very filling and delicious! Highly recommended since their menu is very extensive and if you want to try something other than Din Tai Fung.

Thank ljbodegas
Level Contributor
994 reviews
951 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 810 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice traditional Taiwanese food. Prices re very affordable. Should come and try if you like traditional food.

1 Thank yeoc468
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are relatively new to visiting Taipei having spent only about 8 weeks here in 2 and 3 week segments over the past year. So we are still getting used to navigating the restaurants. Like many, we were told about Din Tai Fung and have enjoyed it very much. However, walking on this rainy Sunday, we chanced on branch of... More 

Thank PaulJR49
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

The restaurant was best known for its chicken soup noodle, beef noodle and steam buns when I was in college years ago. My family and I stopped by two weeks ago and found it has changed its style and is more tourist oriented. In one hand, the service is better, at the other, sadly, it lost the original flavor. However,... More 

Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
34 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

I definitely recommend this restaurant - great food, reasonable price, good service. I read about it on Tripadvisor and am so glad I brought my family there to check it out. It is a short walk from Dongmen Station Exit 4.

Thank Shopaholic1963
Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Shanghai food at its finest. Please try the shrimp in salted egg, this was to die for. We also had the mushroom xiao long bao, which was rather tasty as well.

Thank Andrea C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Just round the corner from the original Din Tai Fung, Kao Chi is a great alternative serving some similar food but providing a different taste to the palate. We enjoyed their special dishes which are highlighted on the menu, with a special mention of the Tungpo Pork (Braised Pork Belly) that comes with buns. This was the BEST dish on... More 

Thank rayean88

Been to Kao Chi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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: No.1 Yongkang Street, Taipei 106, Taiwan
  • Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Taipei
  • Phone Number: +886 2 2341 9984

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kao Chi and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Kao Chi staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?