Open Hours:Lunch M-F 11am-3pm, Dinner 5pm-9:30pm
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User Reviews (44 Reviews)
- Din Tai Fung Dumpling HouseMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Sep 24, 2012
This place is uber popular. Wait was about 30 minutes on a weekday lunch. I can imagine that Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, that the wait would be excess of 1 hour. You can visit JJ Bakery across the parking lot and grab some breads for later since that place is just as popular in this tiny plaza.
-=-Juicy Pork Dumplings-=- Can't miss this. Get it. This was the best part of my meal. The juices inside were so satisfying. Make sure not to lose any of it and sip sip sip. Careful hot. Let it sit for a bit.
-=-Pork and Shrimp Shomai-=- 2nd best that I ate. This is 10 times better than your typical shomai at your local Dim Sum place (not that I like those any less).
-=-BBQ Pork Bun-=- This was a good to round things out, and better than your average BBQ Pork Bun. The filling is scalding how so watch out. My next visit will be Pork Dumplings, Shrimp Shomai, plus one other thing, so the Buns will probably rotate out next time.
- Din Tai Fung Dumpling HouseSep 11, 2012
There is nothing bad to say about XLB's. DTF is such a popular chain, they are all over the world in different urban cities. For proper XLB's (soup dumplings), you can't go wrong with Din Tai Fung. The wait is always quite long at the Arcadia location, but it's worth it. Those little suckers are steamed to perfection and pop in your mouth at the exact right temperature. I also like the rice cakes here, another Shanghai specialty.
- Din Tai Fung Dumpling HouseAug 21, 2012
I have heard about this place for years and finally was able to go try it out. After spending time in Shanghai and eating xiao long bao, I was really happy to be able to eat some again. The xiao long bao here was delicious! You can also see the cooks rolling them all up as you wait for a table.
They have a bunch of other tasty dishes as well, but seriously, you must get the xiao long bao.
The wait here is so long if you go later then 5:30. Sometimes up to an hour long. By the way, a warning to those waiting outside...the glass here is mirrored, but you can see through it from the inside. We were sitting right next to it while we were eating and it was a pretty hilarious show seeing what everyone was doing as they waited for a table. Definitely a lot of people checking themselves out.
- Din Tai Fung Dumpling HouseJul 25, 2012
Din Tai Fung is the best place to get Tawainese-style dumplings in the LA-area. The early morning line wrapping around this strip-mall restaurant is all the proof you need, particularly because it's filled with Tawainese people trying to get an authentic taste of home. This restaurant is so popular that it opened a second location around the corner!
If you go here on a weekend, go early. The line begins to form right before the doors open. Also, they can run out of dumplings and you'll want to be sure you get to try a little of everything.
It's best for parties larger than two b/c you're able to sample more dumplings, but if you have to choose only one or two dishes, definitely order the soup dumplings. Dishes range between $5-$7 and have between two and six dumplings depending on the type.
- Din Tai Fung Dumpling HouseJul 05, 2012
Shu Mai greater than Dumplings (since Yelp won't let me use symbols)
We ordered the shrimp veggie pork dumplings and shu mai... Shu Mai kicked butt... :D
We ordered the beef noodle soup - I don't eat beef, so I just ate the noodles... PRETTY GOOD. I was surprised because I'm not a fan of white carbs (yeah, I'm a fitness freak) but it was pretty good.
String Beans - AWESOME!
Pork Buns - eh... I've had better at dim sum.
Wonton with Spicy Sauce - We got the shrimp/pork/veggie combo and THOSE were gone instantly. MUST ORDER.
The shu mai was SOOO good. I was so full but I made sure I ate a lot of the shu mai.
Order of what you should order:
There is always a wait... but the wait is understandable because it's good food.
They weren't quick about the food but it's cuz they are always busy.
LOCATION: Parking can be hard to find.. small lot. FYI.
- Din Tai Fung Dumpling HouseJul 04, 2012
Best soup dumplings in LA area. Bar none. Plus Shanghai rice noodles, broccoli, green beans, shrimp fried rice, bean sprouts, and whatever the N14 dumplings are. Insane food at terrific value. Lines are out of control on weekends so key to get there early.
- Din Tai Fung Dumpling HouseMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersJul 04, 2012
Everything here is amazing. Don't miss the Shanghai Soup Dumplings - and if you get there early, get the limited quantity small soup dumplings - they sell out within the first hour or 2 of opening. Also for vegetarians, the vegetarian dumplings are amazing.