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“Good food but a little overpriced”

Din Tai Fung (Marina City Branch)
Ranked #1 of 1,145 Restaurants in Qingdao
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

The food here is nice! Reccomend the chicken soup buns and the small pork buns as well as the cold chilli chicken dish. Really yummy! The food is pretty good and consistent but it is quite expensive in comparison to other places, then again I would still come back here!

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank paulag44240
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Let's get this out of the way it is overpriced and while for the for Baozi and the Jaozi you can justify it as in Northern China, these two things can be quite often over done leaving them dry and lacking juice. The veggies however are so overpriced only business people trying to keep face are really ordering them.
Secondly if you have ever been to Guangzhou or Shenzhen and gone to eat at a proper dimsum restaurant (the kind that opens at 9 am and closes after lunch) then Din Tai Fung just feels like a place to do business and the atmosphere screams that as well as it falls somewhere between business dinner and fast food restaurant.
Also many commend the chocolate dumplings, but the chocolate inside does melt in your mouth, the jiaozi itself lingers on and its presence hampers this dish as nothing more than novel.
Lastly it is often said this is the best restaurant in Qingdao, but sadly that says more about the state of restaurants in Qingdao than it does Din Tai Fung itself.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Din Tai Fung is a chain of Taiwanese dumpling restaurants. I've eaten in a couple of them, they are always good. This location is right near the waterfront, very nice atmosphere. You don't have to feel like you're experimenting here, and you know what you're eating. I especially recommend the Hot & Sour soup, it's so thick you can almost stand your spoon up in it.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Thank 11SJ987
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Best restaurant in QD hands down! Dumplings are amazing, a little more on the expensive side perhaps for Chinese prices, but well worth it. Must try choc dumplings for desert! Unbelievable!

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Adam S
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

My family love Chinese food although we are not Chinese :) Din Tai Fung serves the best Xiao long Bao that we ever tasted ! Although their prices are higher than other chinese restaurants but we don't mind, because we are satisfied with the food & services of the restaurant. We ordered 1 serving for each one of us ( we are 5 in the family ) just for Xiao long Bao alone :) Just remembering it now, makes me hungry and wanting for their Xiao long Bao . The best !

Date of visit: April 2017
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Thank grace0204
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