Guide MICHELIN 2020

Din Tai Fung

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

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
4.5
(based on 52 reviews)

96%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (4)
  • al fresco (1)
  • business (9)
  • child friendly (14)
  • dinner (43)
  • entertainment (8)
  • large parties (15)
  • lunch (37)
  • luxury (5)
  • private dining (6)
  • romantic (7)
  • trendy (17)
  • value (10)
  • views (1)
  • By Shane S from London
    26 July 2020

    Excellent food with very attentive staff, as always, however the online menu with QR code is quite difficult when in a large party with older relatives (I had to try and order things I think they’d like). I think a menu should be on hand when requested (can easily be disinfected afterwards).

  • By Anne C from London
    26 July 2020

    Best soup dumplings ever!

  • By Claudia L from London
    26 July 2020

    Great food and great service, happy customer!

  • By Foodie141445d J from London
    25 July 2020

    Great food. The main disappointment is the service: with your payment system all clients are requested to prepay the optional service charge before having the opportunity to judge the level of service. When I made the manager aware of this, he was very avoiding, didn't seem to understand my concern and all I could do it offer a refund after paying for it. Won't return until you've resolved this problem and made the system more customer centric.

  • By Samantha T from London
    24 July 2020

    The food was incredible! We ordered all the soup dumplings, spinach with garlic, and other spicy dumplings. The service was also excellent. I splattered a bit of sauce on my white t shirt, and the servers were so accommodating and helpful by bringing me club soda and telling me how to remove it. Great experience overall.

  • By Anne Lavender-Jones L from Lewes
    24 July 2020

    Once again dining at Din Tai Fung was a fantastic experience. The food is absolutely delicious, in fact, it's the best Asian food we've ever had.

  • By Mira H from London
    24 July 2020

    Upon entrance, we were greeted in a very warm manner by all staff members. We ordered and paid via an app and the food arrived very quickly. The quality of the food and drinks was great, we simply love their dumplings and ice teas! The staff was very careful to ensure social distancing and extra hygiene measures but at the same time was very accommodating and friendly.

  • By Dong P from London
    24 July 2020

    All the dishes are good.

  • By Hailin W from London
    22 July 2020

    The food was good but the restaurant got too crowded after 7pm and felt unsafe to dine during this time

  • By Maggie N from London
    19 July 2020

    Fantastic food and service. Couldn't work the scan code to order online at the table but menu bought to us

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

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