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“Do I like dumplings?”
Review of Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung
Ranked #6 of 564 Restaurants in Costa Mesa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

Juicy dumplings! After watching those dumpling makers working on the dumpling after dumpling, I do appreciated every bite of the dumpling.

But the wait for the table was just too long. Even after we got called to get a table, we still had to wait for another 20-25 min!! In total, we waited 1.5 hrs!

Thank Johanna K
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Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

This place has some excellent dumplings and Asian cuisine but it is tricky to navigate entry as they do not take bookings.

Best to got there 45 to 60 minutes prior to when you actually want to eat and put your name down on the list. They will then text you when a table is free.

Thank 462AdamH
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Reviewed January 6, 2018

I live across the street from South Coast Plaza, so this is an easy walk. Always wanted to go, but the line is usually about 15 minutes, and then, about an hour wait to sit, they text you on your phone. Suggested wait time total is about 2 hours on a Sat or Sunday, so be prepared to walk around the mall. Once you are seated, the menu is extensive! We had the braised beef soup, Chicken dumplings, noodles and one other dish, all were wonderful. The broth alone on the soup is worth the price of admission. Next time, I am trying the Bok Choi, and the Green Beans! If you are a single, you can sit at the bar and just have your food there. I am going to simply work my way down the list. SO GOOOOOOOD! Also, the Peach Tea (cold) and the Jasmine Tea (hot) are a nice compliment. Try it, worth the wait!

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Thank Ronnie F
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Reviewed January 5, 2018

Maybe not as good as Asian branches but they are still quite good. Major problem is that you need to wait long times. Always.

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Thank Ruben R
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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

We thought by coming for a late dinner we would have a short wait, however, at 7pm on a Wednesday night we had a 50 minute wait. We were not disappointed. All the items we tried were fresh and delicious. Simple menu items but wonderful flavors and you can watch the chefs preparing the dumplings and noodles during your long wait.

Thank Dahlia V
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