Din Tai Fung is a Taiwanese restaurant chain specialized in serving various foods specific to the Chinese Huaiyang cuisine. Of course, it has locations in Taiwan, but also over the world in countries such as Australia, the United States, China, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
In the United States of America, you can find Din Tai Fung restaurants in Nevada, California, Oregon, and Washington.
In order to get an idea about how much you should budget for an authentic Asian meal at Din Tai Fung, you can find their latest menu prices in the table below.
|Food||Size & Price|
|Sweet & Sour Pork Baby Back Ribs||$10.06|
|Seaweed & Beancurd In a Vinegar Dressing||$6.9|
|Fried Pork Chop||$7.76|
|Kurobuta Pork Sticky Rice Wrap||(1 each)|
|Soy Noodle Salad||$6.9|
|Wood Ear Mushrooms in a Vinegar Dressing||$6.9|
Xiao Long Bao
|Kurobuta Pork Xiao Long Bao||(10 each)|
|Crab & Kurobuta Pork Xiao Long Bao||(10 each)|
|Sautéed String Beans with Garlic||$13.8|
|Sautéed Bok Choy||$12.65|
|Sautéed Taiwanese Cabbage with Garlic||$12.65|
|Sautéed Broccoli with Garlic||$12.65|
|Sautéed Kale with Garlic||$13.23|
|Sautéed Mustard Greens with Shredded Ginger||$12.65|
|Sautéed Spinach with Garlic||$12.65|
|Jidori Chicken Dumplings||(10 each)|
|Steamed Cod Dumplings||(10 each)|
|Vegetable & Mushroom Dumplings||(10 each)|
|Kimchi & Kurobuta Pork Dumplings||(10 each)|
|Shrimp & Kurobuta Pork Dumplings||(10 each)|
|Vegetable & Kurobuta Pork Dumplings||(10 each)|
|Shrimp & Kurobuta Pork Pot Stickers||$10.64|
Soups and Noodle Soups
|Braised Beef Soup||$12.08|
|Braised Beef Noodle Soup||$15.53|
|Jidori Chicken Wonton Soup||$13.51|
|Shrimp & Kurobuta Pork Wonton Soup||$13.51|
|Vegetable & Kurobuta Pork Wonton Soup||$13.51|
|Jidori Chicken Noodle Soup||$13.23|
|Pork Chop Noodle Soup||$14.95|
|Shrimp Noodle Soup||$14.38|
|Vegetarian Noodle Soup||$13.23|
|Noodle Soup with Pickled Mustard Greens and Shredded Pork||$12.65|
|Tofu Puff & Glass Noodle Soup||$12.08|
|(Kurobuta Pork Roll)|
|Vegetarian Hot & Sour Soup||$10.93|
|Hot & Sour Soup||$8.05|
|Hot & Sour Soup||$10.93|
|Hot & Sour Soup||$15.53|
Wok Fried Noodles and Rice Cakes
|Shrimp Fried Noodles||$15.53|
|Jidori Chicken Fried Noodles||$14.38|
|Kurobuta Pork Fried Noodles||$14.38|
|Vegetarian Fried Noodles||$13.8|
|Vegetarian Shanghai Rice Cakes||$13.8|
|Shanghai Rice Cakes with Shredded Kurobuta Pork||$14.38|
|Shanghai Rice Cakes with Jidori Chicken||$14.38|
|Shanghai Rice Cakes with Shrimp||$14.38|
Wok Fried Rice
|Shrimp Fried Rice||$14.95|
|Shrimp Fried Rice||$16.1|
|Pork Chop Fried Rice||$16.1|
|Pork Chop Fried Rice||$17.25|
|Vegetable & Mushroom Fried Rice||$13.8|
|Vegetable & Mushroom Fried Rice||$14.95|
|Jidori Chicken Fried Rice||$13.8|
|Jidori Chicken Fried Rice||$14.95|
|Shredded Kurobuta Pork Fried Rice||$13.8|
|Shredded Kurobuta Pork Fried Rice||$14.95|
|Egg Fried Rice||$12.65|
Buns and Shaomai
|Kurobuta Pork Buns||(2 each)|
|Jidori Chicken & Mushroom Buns||(2 each)|
|Vegetable & Kurobuta Pork Buns||(2 each)|
|Vegetable & Mushroom Buns||(2 each)|
|Shrimp & Kurobuta Pork Shao Mai||$10.06|
|Sticky Rice & Kurobuta Pork Shao Mai||$9.78|
Noodles and Wontons
|Shrimp & Kurobuta Pork Wontons with Spicy Sauce||$13.51|
|Vegetable & Kurobuta Pork Wontons with Spicy Sauce||$13.51|
|Jidori Chicken Wontons with Spicy Sauce||$13.51|
|Noodles with Minced Kurobuta Pork Sauce||$12.36|
|Noodles with Sesame Sauce||$10.93|
|Sauced Noodles with Pickled Mustard Greens & Shredded Kurobuta Pork||$12.36|
|Noodles with Diced Beef & Szechuan Peppers||$12.36|
|Noodles with Spicy Sauce||$10.93|
Beer and Wine To Go
|Pear & Lychee Martini||(8oz. (2 servings))|
|Yuzu Margarita||(8oz. (2 servings))|
|White Claw Black Cherry Hard Seltzer||(12 oz.)|
|White Claw Mango Hard Seltzer||(12oz.)|
|Wente Vineyards Merlot||$30.48|
|Benziger Sauvignon Blanc||$28.18|
|Pighin Pinot Grigio Friuli Grave||$31.05|
|Sea Glass Pinot Noir||$27.6|
|Isabel Mondavi Rose||$36.8|
|Tsingtao Lager Beer||$5.18|
|Sapporo Premium Beer||$6.9|
|Bowl of White Rice||$4.31|
|Bowl of Brown Rice||$4.89|
|Side of House Spicy Sauce||$5.46|
|Side of Egg Noodles||$6.04|
|Side of Glass Noodles||$6.04|
|Extra Ginger||(75 grams)|
|Extra Chili Oil||(175 grams)|
|House Black Vinegar||(215 gram)|
|Red Bean Buns||(2 each)|
|Sesame Buns||(2 each)|
|Sweet Taro Buns||(2 each)|
|Chocolate Buns||(2 each)|
|Chocolate & Mochi Xiao Long Bao||(5 each)|
|Sesame & Mochi Xiao Long Bao||(10 each)|
|Sweet Taro Xiao Long Bao||(10 each)|
|Red Bean & Mochi Xiao Long Bao||(10 each)|
|Red Bean Sticky Rice Wrap||$6.61|
|Red Bean Rice Cakes||(2 each)|
|Eight-Treasure Sticky Rice||$7.48|
|Cloth Face Mask||$6.9|
|Din Tai Fung Chopsticks and Case||$9.2|
|Din Tai Fung Red Chopsticks||$8.05|
|Din Tai Fung Chopsticks||(2 pairs)|
|Din Tai Fung Chopsticks Gift Set||(6 pairs)|
|Shao Mai Plush Toy||$34.5|
|Bao Bao Plush Toy||$34.5|
|Xiao Long Bao Keychain||$17.25|
|Bao Bao Family Mug||$20.7|
|Forest Friends Mug||$20.7|
The history of Din Tai Fung’s business starts back in the 1950s in Taiwan with Bing-Yi Yang and his family. He immigrated from Shanxi, China, and worked for the cooking oil retailer Heng Tai Fung. But he wanted to offer more support to his family and to start a business on his own. So, in 1958 he founded a cooking oil company with his wife, Lai Penmei. The name of the enterprise, Din Tai Fung, is a combination of the names of Yang’s new supplier, “Din Mei Oil” and the previous employer, “Heng Tai Fung”.
The canned cooking oil became predominant around 1970 and business declined drastically. In order to survive, the owner of Heng Tai Fung suggested to Lai and Yang to transform half of the store to prepare and sell xiao long bao (“little dumpling in a basket” in Chinese), which is a type of steamed dumpling. This product became very popular and Din Tai Fung stopped selling oil and converted into a full restaurant in 1972. It was located on Xinyi Road in Taipei. Soon after they opened a second location in Taipei 101.
In 1993, the New York Times listed Din Tai Fung as one of the top ten restaurants in the world. The restaurant received its first Michelin Star in 2010 for the branch in Hong Kong. Thanks to its xiaolongbao, in 2013 Din Tai Fung was rated by CNN as the second-best franchise in the world.
Din Tai Fung opened its first international location in Tokyo, in 1996. In 2000, they opened their first location in North America, in Arcadia, California.
Currently, there are more than 170 Din Tai Fung restaurants located in 14 territories around the world including China, the United States, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia, the Philippines, and others.
Din Tai Fung’s most popular dish is the steamed dumpling named xiaolongbao. Besides this, the restaurant’s menu includes other Shanghai cuisine dishes like noodles, dumplings, wontons, buns, and fried rice. Plan on spending anywhere between $15 and $18 for a xiao long bao dish such as Crab & Kurobuta Pork Xiao Long Bao or Kurobuta Pork Xiao Long Bao.
A great thing about Din Tai Fung is that it allows its customers to watch the chefs preparing xiaolongbao in the kitchen, through a glass window.
Din Tai Fung FAQs
At what time does Din Tai Fung open?
Most Din Tai Fung locations open at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. However, it depends on the day of the week and you should visit the company’s official website to see which are the opening hours of the location you are interested in.
At what time does Din Tai Fung close?
In general, Din Tai Fung closes at 09:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and Sunday, and at 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. But again, it depends on the location and the day of the week.
Does Din Tai Fung change their menu for dinner or lunch?
No, Din Tai Fung offers the same menu throughout the day. Though, the availability of the items may vary by location.
Does Din Tai Fung offer frozen dumplings for take-out?
Unfortunately, Din Tai Fung does not offer the possibility to buy frozen dumplings at their restaurants. Though, you can order cold Buns and their frozen 8 Treasure Sticky Rice, Pork Sticky Rice Wrap, and Red Bean Sticky Rice Wrap.
Does Din Tai Fung offer any vegan or vegetarian options?
Yes, Din Tai Fung’s menu includes many vegan and vegetarian dishes.
Does Din Tai Fung allow food modifications?
Din Tai Fung allows only allergy-related modifications. They don’t allow any other changes in order to ensure the quality and taste of all of their dishes.