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Ding Tai Fung (Yuyuan Garden)

#162 of 15,937 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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Sydney, Australia
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204 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014

Chose this particular Ding Tai Fung as it was within walking distance from our Hotel. As with the other outlets this one also excels with its dumplings and wonton soups and excellent service. It was clean and comfortable and is located in tourist shopping area, not too far from the Bund, perfect for an after dinner stroll.

Thank NosfromMaroubra
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014 via mobile

As many below have said, this branch of DTF isn't the one to raise the flag. Check out the ones higher in tge Shanghai trip advisor list, and definitely don't judge until you visit one of the Michelin Star venues (e.g. Taiwan or HK). Dumplings here are as per the standard good quality recipe. Venue not so nice, just passable.... More 

Thank kickling
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Big space in a touristy area of Shanghai. Went there for lunch. I was there by myself but they managed to make my experience very warm and welcoming. I tried 3 different steamed dumplings and the fried rice with pork cutlet. Food flavors were on point, very clean and delicious. And I think it was very affordable. Excellent experience and... More 

Thank Cae87
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank PhyllisL121
Beersheba, Israel
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank guyts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Eva J
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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... More 

Thank Judi Q
Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

I had a very tasty lunch of xiaolongbao after visiting yu garden. The soup dumplings were very tasty, and dishes i saw at other tables also looked appetising. Very friendly and helpful service. I was on my own and they brought me an englisch newspaper too keep me busy untill the food was served. Also, my teapot was refilled at... More 

Thank nathalieyes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

Very good! The best dumplings I ever had. If you go shopping or sightseing at the Yu Garden area, choose this place to eat.

Thank Rita A

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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
Groups, 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: 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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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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