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Ding Tai Fung (Yuyuan Garden)

#135 of 15,960 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
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FangBang Middle Road 168, Yu Cheng ShiShang, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 6334 1008
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10:00 - 22:00
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

Very good! The best dumplings I ever had. If you go shopping or sightseing at the Yu Garden area, choose this place to eat.

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Thank Rita A
Guilin, China
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

Honestly, local snacks in Yuyuan Garden don't look quite clean and a bit overpriced. I would recommend a quick bite here in Ding Tai Fung.

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Thank peggielv
Derby, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014

I did like the dumplings here but I feel they were perhaps overhyped. I feel far cheaper, tastier dumplings can be found around Shanghai, but I suppose it is all a matter of taste (I prefer dumplings with vegetables and less 'juice'). I would not have queued very long for this place, and the service was not brilliant as it... More 

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Thank Fran K
Charlottesville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

We had an excellent lunch - the dumplings were incredible - especially the steamed pork and the shrimp/pork/sitcky rice. But the hot and sour soup, sticky pork buns, green beans and fried rice were all delicious as well. Our server was incredibly friendly and professional and we found the whole experience easy, seamless and fun. So glad we went.

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Sydney, Australia
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195 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

We went here a few days after eating at Ding Tai Fung in Xiantandi and found it presented the same outstanding quality of food and exceptional service.

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Thank markm52
Melbourne
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

Visited here for a last meal in china before flying home. The two foot long hair in the broccoli should have been enough to send us on our way, but with a checkout and long cab ride to the airport ahead, we persisted. After waiting for over 30 minutes for our dumplings to come, we finally received them. We were... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

Love the service, the food and the environment. My husband is a loyal fan to this place. They have own kit for the kids which we highly appreciate. Not the cheapest but definitely amongst the most popular and best for tourists.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

This is one of those restaurants you feel you "sorta gotta" go to because it's famous and when are you going to be at Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai again? Also, the food really is very good. When you first come into the Yuyuan Garden area, especially at night, you're hit by the "Wow" factor because of all the dazzling lights... More 

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

We had eaten at the Ding Tai Fung in the French Concession and loved it (and left a five star glowing review). So when we were in the area and it was getting a bit late we decided a good bet would be to do another Ding Tai Fung experience. When we arrived, the host said the kitchen would be... More 

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South Strafford, Vermont
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

Okay, I will start with the admission that the food was, indeed, very good! If price is no object, then I definitely recommend this restaurant! Unfortunately, if price is a variable for you, then there are cheaper dumplings and dim sum that are also delicious and can be found for far less money elsewhere in the amazing city of Shanghai.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: FangBang Middle Road 168, Yu Cheng ShiShang, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6334 1008

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Shanghai’s original walls live on in the curve of the streets that serve as the border to the old city. An aerial view shows a clear circular outline and parts of the original wall are preserved as monuments to the ancient past. The main tourist attraction of Yuyuan (which means Yu garden, though it is often redundantly referred to as Yuyuan Garden) draws hordes of tourists every day, but wandering the streets around the complex reveals more exciting attractions such as food and antique markets. There are also streets lined with shops peddling everyday wares such as Chinese dining ware and craft notions that can be even more enticing to visitors uninterested in the usual tourist fare.
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