DIN TAI FUNG – Shiodome

DIN TAI FUNG is a popular Taiwanese dim sum restaurant chain that was named as one of the top ten restaurants in the world by the New York Times. The first overseas branch opened in 1996 in Shinjuku and created a "xiaolongbao" boom in Japan. DIN TAI FUNG has 17 branches in Japan and is a global brand with 110 branches in 10 countries.
Key Points:
One word - xiaolongbao - is all guests need at this branch of Taipei's most-esteemed dumpling house. To best enjoy juicy pork "soup" dumplings that come served in bamboo steamers, guests should carefully scoop one onto a spoon, sprinkle a drop of vinegar soy sauce and some shredded ginger on top, poke a hole in it, slurp out the broth and eat the rest.

Address: Caretta Shiodome 2F, 1-8-2 Shinbashi, Minato-ku Tokyo
Access: 4 minutes from JR Shinbashi, 3 minutes from Shinbashi (Asakusa Line), 5 minutes from Shinbashi (Ginza Line), 1 minute from Shiodome (Oedo Line)
Caretta Shiodome 2F, 1-8-2 Shinbashi, Minato-ku Tokyo
Telephone: 03-5537-2081 (please mention JAPAN for making reservations)
Hours: 11am - 10pm (LO 9pm)
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Seating: 72 seats