English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 50 reviews)
“Four MINUS or Three PLUS, take your choice”
Tasty food, small portions. That is my bottom line. This eatery is on the 7th floor of the new Atre Building at JR Yamanote Line Station in Ebisu. It is a popular restaurant, with ceiling to floor window views of Ebisu. The soup noodle/dumpling combo dishes(both the shrimp noodles and the beef noo...dles) are tasty, although the portions are very small. Worse still, don't waste your time on the BrauMeister draft beer at nearly 800 yen. It comes in one of those fake glasses that are designed to get you to believe you are getting a decent-size brew. In effect the size is less than 300ml. Outrageous Charge more that serve a decent size beer. Order not the draft beer choice but a bottle. At least it is 500ml. Service is SLOW. If you are single, sit at the counter-bar to get faster service.
Visited March 2018
“Delicious Dim Sum”
After being immersed with very good Japanese food for the past fews days, it was time to switch it up a little. We accidentally ran into this place right outside Ebisu station on the 7th floor of a building where Shake Shack occupies the ground floor. Having been to Din Tai Fung in Singapore, I kn...ew what to expect. The place did not disappoint. The same delicious recipe was everywhere with the right amount of seasoning and of course, made fresh. What a delight.
Visited January 2018
“Fabulous dim sum in Ebisu”
[Review based on multiple visits across several countries. Lunch and dinner.] I have probably had more lunches at Din Tai Fung than dinners. And most of them in either Hong Kong or Shanghai. Why do I keep going back? Because the care and attention they pay to the food and service is simply excepti...onal. Everywhere they operate. So I was thrilled a few months back when I saw that DTF had opened a top-floor eatery at a new mall next to Ebisu Station in Tokyo. On 7/F of Atre West. I was at a loose end, having dropped a friend off in my car near Ebisu Station around 11:00am and suddenly realised I had no excuse not to visit the new DTF at Atre West. So I hit the ground running and arrived just after 11:00am. Ushered to my counter seat overlooking the station rotary, a steaming hot teapot of jasmine tea was put in front of me with two laminated menu specials, a drinks menu and the a la carte menu. Heaven. Not always being a set-meal person I reached for the a la carte. Then ordered, in succession, one-at-a-time: Pork Xiao Long Bao Shrimp & Pork Shao Mai Shrimp Fried Rice The Xiao Long Bao and Shao Mai come in their own individual bamboo steam baskets so the contents will scald your mouth if you pop them straight in. Standard condiments include the shredded ginger dish with two types of Chinese rice vinegar. Is this heaven or what? Is there anywhere else carrying these dishes off to such perfection? If there is, I don't know about it. Each of my three dishes was simply superb. Executed to perfection. And the service was prompt, quiet and efficient. I cannot fault this restaurant. Took a photo of the outside space, a couple of the laminated menu options and then just the Shao Mai. I was so keen to get stuck into the Xiao Long Bao and Shrimp Fried Rice that I did not even think about reaching for my iPhone. Lines were building up outside as I left and I'm not sure if you can book. So bear that in mind. Most of all; if you really want to savour the best dim sum in Tokyo you can't go wrong with Din Tai Fung. Huge fan. Thank you, DTF.
Visited October 2017
“Very good Dim Sum”
Well located just next to Ebisu station, in a shopping mall. Nice modern design, good views over Ebisu. Staff are (opposite to what I read here in previous reviews) very friendly, they smile and are also efficient. Dumplings are very good as usual at Din Tai Fung, for me they have the best dumplings...! Definitely a good option if you like dumplings!
Visited April 2017
Love dtf, the dumplings are always brilliant. The staff could be a bit friendlier, most look pretty miserable which is a shame really. This new location is nice and larger than most in Tokyo so wait times are less
Visited February 2017