Concept:DIN TAI FUNG, a popular Taiwanese restaurant chain that was named as one of the top ten restaurants in the world by the New York Times. One word is all guests need at this branch of Taipei's most-esteemed dumpling house, "xiaolongbao".
Key Points:To best enjoy these 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 grated ginger on top, poke a hole in it, slurp out the broth and eat the rest.
Recommended Dishes:Six types of xiaolongbao are available (486 yen). Over 20 varieties of dim sum are available, along with king crab fried rice (1,404 yen), noodles, appetizers and soups. An extensive selection of alcohol is available, including wine, sake and cocktails, to perfectly complement the food
Address: Takashimaya Nihonbashi B2, 2-4-1 Nihonbashi Chuo-ku Tokyo
Access: 5 minutes from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit, 5 minutes from B2 exit Tokyo Metro Tozai Line and Ginza Line
Telephone: 03-3246-4768 (please mention JAPAN RESTAURANT.net for making reservations)
Hours: 11am - 9:30pm
Seating: 82 seats