English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 135 reviews)
“Almost being in Taipei”
You may be able to dnjoy the taste of Taipei here. However, because there are quite many fair dim sin restaurants in Tokyo, you had better go to visit Taipei to have real ones.
Visited May 2018
Hard to get in. The wait is about an hour at lunchtime on a weekend. But if you can wait or come a slower time, it is definitely worth it.
Visited January 2018
“Always a Long Waiting Line, But It Moves Quickly”
I had dinner with my wife and my younger son. There is always a waiting line, but it is particularly long because of the holiday season. However, the line moved fairly quickly and we got our table in 45 minutes. Pork and Scallop XiaoLongBaos, Steamed Shrimp and Pork Dumplings, Din Tai Fung House Spe...cial, JellyFish Tossed in Sweet Vinegar, Aged Duck Egg, Shaoxing Wine Marinated Chickens, Stir-Fry Water Spinach, Radish Rice Cakes, Shrimp Stick Spring Rolls and Shrimp and Pork Fried Rice. Then, Red Bean Bun, Aiyui Jelly with Lemon and Berry Annin Tofu for dessert. Not as good as those restaurants in Taiwan and Los Angeles, but better than one in Tachikawa. Not so expensive. When we left the restaurant after about an hour, the line was as long as before.
Visited December 2017
Din Tai Fung is known for its xialongbao, and it's totally worth going there for it! Also the shrimp rice and wonton soup are really good. Unfortunately not that many other dim sum dishes.
Visited April 2016
“Best dim sum in Tokyo”
Chinese food in Japan often leaves me unimpressed, but DTF delivers authentic Chinese dumpling goodness, and this branch is just 10 minutes away from our house on the 9th floor of Takashimaya department store. Yes, it's a chain that which has been proclaimed one of the top 10 restaurants in the worl...d by the NY Times. I wouldn't go so far, but it's definitely the best dim sum I've found in Tokyo (almost by default.) You must of course go for the xiaolongbao, soup dumplings, but also try their Shao Mai, shrimp and pork dumplings. Our Taiwanese friend recommends the chicken soup as well, but the roast pork and leek noodle soup is our favorite. The wonton noodle soup is fine, but have had better elsewhere. Try to show up off hours (between lunch and dinner time, or after dinner time) to avoid long waiting times. The restaurant is also family friendly with lots of high chairs and enough space for a stroller without getting in the way. i think the menu is only in Japanese, but there are plenty of pictures to help you decide.
Visited May 2014