Guide MICHELIN 2020

Din Tai Fung

(23 Reviews)
5-6 Henrietta St, Covent Garden, London, London, London, WC2E 8PS

Top offer

A la carte menu 8+ people


Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 12:00 - 22:00
Friday: 12:00 - 22:30
Saturday: 11:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 11:00 - 22:00.

Restaurant description

Acclaimed as one of the world’s Top Ten Best Restaurants by The New York Times, Din Tai Fung in Covent Garden has its roots date back to Taiwan where it began as a retail cooking oil business before later re-inventing itself as a restaurant serving xiao long bao (steamed pork dumplings) which has since brought it world-wide fame. Its success is a testament to the brand’s core philosophy of serving up the highest quality food, prepared with precision and offered at reasonable prices, earning it a Michelin Plate.

At Din Tai Fung, technique matters and each of the xiao long bao feature exactly 18 folds. They are hand-prepared by 6 teams at 6 different stations, the entire process taking a total of 40 minutes before xiao long bao are served fresh to customers. Each Dian Xin chef at Din Tai Fung in London is extensively trained in each process for up to 6 months and put through a stringent test before they are allowed to move on to the next station.

The Din Tai Fung menu includes other signature dishes like Shanghainese drunken chicken, prawns dou miao with garlic, vegetarian jiao zi, noodle soup with braised beef or red bean xiao long bao with chocolate lava. Watch the chefs in action through the open kitchen.

In the heart of buzzing Covent Garden, Din Tai Fung restaurant is a 3-minute walk from Covent Garden Tube Station or a 5-minute walk from Leicester Square Tube Station.

Customer reviews for Din Tai Fung
(based on 23 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (1)
  • business (5)
  • child friendly (4)
  • dinner (19)
  • entertainment (4)
  • large parties (3)
  • lunch (14)
  • luxury (3)
  • private dining (3)
  • romantic (5)
  • trendy (6)
  • value (6)
  • By Zoe D from St. Albans
    13 March 2020

    The food was excellent as expected. We all loved the xiao long bau and the other sides were also delicious. The service was very attentive and we liked the bag holders which were brought to our table - it reminded us all of our time living in Asia.

  • By Sandy H from London
    13 March 2020

    Very good

  • By Xanthe J from London
    10 March 2020

    Amazing! Truffle dumplings were great! All the food was fab! Leon the server was fantastic and helpful, and he made great recommendations - sesame buns were yummy! Will be returning soon :)

  • By Jan I from Rochester Kent
    10 March 2020

    Excellant service and food as previous visit. Compares well with our experience in Taiwan last year.

  • By Daniela H from London
    8 March 2020

    Lovely food! Great service! The salted egg bun was absolutely delicious!

  • By Roland V from London
    8 March 2020

    Great food, friendly staff! Though served cold, the short ribs were excellent. I recommend to add shrimps when ordering veggies, as they’re tasteful and fresh. The dumplings were really good (of course) and the ones with chocolate are great for dessert.

  • By Richard W from Dubai
    6 March 2020

    It was Amazing !!!

  • By Yuan S from London
    6 March 2020

    Food is excellent however despite I booked a table I still wait for half hour to have my table and the location of my table is front of the entrance which is the worst I could get

  • By Holly H from london
    3 March 2020

    love the space in the restaurant. all the dishes were lovely, a favourite was the pork and truffle bun. Gyoza. cucumber salad. The service was very good but quite informal and almost too fast. We then had a massive break with two more courses after. It broke up the meal a lot and felt like a mistake. other than that - great!!

  • By P M from London
    28 February 2020

    Food excellent, service patchy

Restaurant Location Map
Din Tai Fung
5-6 Henrietta St, Covent Garden, London, London, London, WC2E 8PS

Available offers

  • A la carte menu 8+ people
  • Standard A La Carte - 1-7 guests

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