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Din Tai Fung (Paragon)

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This popular Taiwanese restaurant chain has brought its signature fare to Singapore and earned wide acclaim. Must-trys are the delicate steamed dumplings, braised beef noodles and traditional chicken soup. Although the restaurant gets busy, there's an efficient serving system that keeps diners moving through.

Mon - Fri: 11:00 - 21:30

Sat, Sun &: 10:00 - 22:00

+65 68368336
$23 based on 56 submissions
Dinner (22 votes), Lunch (21 votes), Vibrant/Noisy (21 votes)
Violet Chu

Inefficient service

I'm currently sitting inside DTF as I am writing this review. From where I am I can see 3 empty 4 seats tables, 4 empty 2 seats tables. It has been 10-15 minutes since I got my seat (And may I add - many groups are still waiting outside) and these tables are still empty (except for 2, they have since been seated after 15 mins). I can see a staff walking around with her phone, a staff standing there, but none of them offered to clear the table. It's probably fair to point out that I can also see some other staff members running around serving customers. I may not know the exact circumstance why these staff aren't working, but if this is their break time, they shouldn't be standing inside the restaurant. Anyway, beside the service, food has been as usual - they definitely has the best Xiao Long Bao

The HGW community like this place for...

  • xiao long bao15 votes
  • Prawns Fried Rice9 votes
  • Baby xiao long bao3 votes
  • "drunk" chicken / cold chicken in wine / whatever it is called1 vote
  • Chives & Pork Dumplings1 vote
  • Cooling Red Dates Longan Drink1 vote
  • Drunken Chicken1 vote
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31 Dec 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Inefficient service

I'm currently sitting inside DTF as I am writing this review. From where I am I can see 3 empty 4 seats tables, 4 empty 2 seats tables. It has been 10-15 minutes since I got my seat (And may I add - many groups are still waiting outside) and these tables are still empty (except for 2, they have since been seated after 15 mins). I can see a staff walking around with her phone, a staff standing there, but none of them offered to clear the table. It's probably fair to point out that I can also see some other staff members running around serving customers. I may not know the exact circumstance why these staff aren't working, but if this is their break time, they shouldn't be standing inside the restaurant. Anyway, beside the service, food has been as usual - they definitely has the best Xiao Long Bao
22 Nov 2014 • 19 reviews • 0 follower

I'm a great fan of Din Tai Fung

The title says it all. If you're looking for affordable chinese food, you should try out this Restaurant. You won't be disappointed! For more details and pictures on dining at Din Tai Fung, visit http://doriateo.blogspot.sg/2014/11/our-regular-orders-at-din-tai-fung.html.

I always start with their oriental salad in vinegar ($4). It's an interesting and crunchy salad, though i don't think this would suit everyone. It's a little on the spicy side as well but definitely a very refreshing salad and good appetiser.

I'm also a fan of their buns. I like their steamed vegetable pork bun and steamed pork bun and steamed chilli crab bun. Out of all their buns, i think a must try would be their chilli crab bun which costs $5.30 for 3.

Their steamed pork dumpling ($9.80 for 10) is a must try as well as their famous for it. These dumplings contain a very tasty soup so be careful while you eat it!

As for staples, do try their fried rice ($7)! It has a nice buttery flavour to it and they are pretty generous with their fried egg!
14 Sep 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

1 of the few places in SG you'll want to return to

I am not sure why Singapore is known as a foodie place. I don't mean the lack of Michelin stars, more the lack of fresh ingredients and good customer service across the (price) board. So I think the reputation is based on quantity (and variety) of restaurants here, rather than their quality. But luckily, Din Tai Fung has it all - great food, fast service, reasonable prices, and a lively atmosphere. Only problem is the crowds, but then that also tells you something.
16 Sep 2013 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Excellent food as always but the place is a bit too busy

We love this chain. The branch is a bit too busy, but that's all. Just go to this branch for the convenience but not a longer dinner to chat with friends. DTF is just so amazing by stamdards and their food is great value and clea. Love it. We just tried one other branch which is at MBS, a bit smaller but less busy.
03 Feb 2013 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

yummy food

good food with decent price.

i been to taipei 101 and tried it there too and its pretty much the same level. its good.

must try the xiao long bao. the fried rice also very good. the porkchop a bit dry for me.