DIN TAI FUNG – Shiodome

DIN TAI FUNG is a popular Taiwanese dim sum restaurant chain that was named as one of the top-10 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