Dining at the first and original Din Tai Fung 鼎泰豐 branch in Taipei (What to expect)

During our trip, this was the only “touristy” thing that we actually did. Everyone was thinking where we can have dinner and it just so happened that my dad’s friend suggested we dine at the original Din Tai Fung.

It wasn’t my first time to eat at this branch but I’m happy we went back to eat here because I can share with you guys how to go here and how the place looks like!

We didn’t commute here (sorry), my dad’s friend has a car so we drove here but the nearest station to this restaurant is Dongmen (東門) Station, exit 5. Upon going out of exit 5, you just have to walk straight accross a block before you can reach Din Tai Fung.

Not hard to miss the restaurant. You will definitely see a long line outside.

outside the restaurant

Upon arriving, get your que number from the girl below the LED number board (the LED number board actually tells you approximately how long you will wait before you’ll be seated)

there is always staff on that area so it’s not hard to get your que number
you’ll be given your queue number and a paper where you can tick off your orders while waiting
there is a menu below the screen where your que number will be called if it’s your turn
there are english translations and photos for easier understanding


me ticking off our orders
you can take a photo with Din Tai Fung’s mascot while waiting!
restaurant hours: Monday to Friday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM; Saturday to Sunday 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

As soon as your que number is flashed on the TV, you can finally enter the restaurant!


just like any Din Tai Fung resturants, there is a glass where you can see chefs preparing the famous xiao long baos


we were assigned to the third floor


table is already set

What we ordered:

Pork Xiaolongbao (only the best)
Pork Chop Fried Rice
Shrip and Pork Wontons with House Soy Sauce
Steamed Chinese Style Layered Cake

all photos taken using an iPhone

I would of course recommend trying everything we ordered. They were so delicious!

Hopefully you can add this to your itinerary when you visit Taipei! The place is not hard to find  ❤️️

💚, R

Din Tai Fung (Xinyi branch) address: No. 194, Section 2, Xinyi Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106

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