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Love this place. Authentic soups, noodles, dumplings, stews and other dishes in Shanghai style. Chef can be seen preparing the noodles and wrappers. Definately try the soup-filled dumplings, they come piping hot from the steamer. It's high on the carb and fat index but so worth the calories if dumplings, noodles & soup are your weakness.
Tip: poke a hole in the dumpling first or you may get burned
Overpriced and underwhelming. The reviews here are glowing, but I've had the real Din Tai Fung in Taipei and xiao long bao at other places that were better. I've even had XLB in food courts that tasted better than this DTF.
It's not bad XLB. If you've never had it before, then this place is a decent introduction. The soup in the XLB is pretty good. Unfortunately, the skin is not as thin as the... more
VERY busy on weekends at most times of the day. You can watch workers making dumpling after dumpling in the front of the restaurant which is pretty cool. I made a reservation but still had to wait some time. Service is typical of any Chinatown where it is slow, unless you demand it.
I ordered 4 orders of Xiao Long Bao and pork was my favorite. The soup is pretty hot, so be careful when it... more
This is my "go to" place for soup dumplings, you can't get any fresher than them being made right in front of you. It amazes me how this place is constantly busy, yet the service is mediocre at best and downright rude in some cases when you are made to feel like you have inconvenienced your waitress when asking for a tea or water refill. The dumplings are that good that I would allow myself to... more