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Din Tai Fung Melbourne

8.7/10
1816
287 Lonsdale Street, 3000 Melbourne (VIC)See map

Average price A$35

Private Dining Room - minimum spend $450 A$450

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  • Average price A$35
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Private Dining Room - minimum spend $450 A$450
This preset menu includes: Appetizer + Entrée + Dessert

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8.7/10
Fabulous1817 reviews
8.9/10

Food

8.7/10

Service

8.2/10

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  • Leanne S.
    Leanne S.

    October 6, 20222 reviews

    5/10

    Was really disappointed as I was served raw chicken that was bright pink and Bleeding. Was immediately shown to waiter which were kind and apologetic to remove off our bill. To be honest we lost our appetite and couldn’t finish our other meals and walked out unhappy. Staff were nice though it’s not their fault

  • Penny C.
    Penny C.

    October 6, 20222 reviews

    7/10

    Not as good as I remember. The crumbed chicken was chewy and lacking flavour. The robots are a nice gimmick but give me attentive staff who give off good vibes any day.

  • Jeremy Sy
    Jeremy Sy

    October 6, 202221 reviews

    10/10

    One of the best crispy pork belly hands down !

  • Celina H.
    Celina H.

    October 4, 20221 review

    10/10

    The food was really good. Fast service. The staff have great attitude.

  • Noorida R.
    Noorida R.

    October 3, 20221 review

    6/10

    Disappointing. Crispy chicken fillet was not crispy. Dumpling pot stickers were quite hard, Spicy prawn wontons were cold. At least the xiao long baos were ok. Maybe they had a bad day. Such a shame because they used to be so good.

  • Liam M.
    Liam M.

    October 3, 20221 review

    10/10

    My partner had been raving about this restaurant from her last visit to Sydney, and when we heard one was opening in Melbourne we had to go and check it out during our travels. The food is amazing, excellent vibe and atmosphere, and the service robots gave us a good chuckle. We decided to go there again before we flew back home!

  • Jan M.
    Jan M.

    October 1, 20221 review

    10/10

    The best restaurant experience! We all loved it. Great food, great service. Can’t wait to return. Book early!!

  • Mathew K.
    Mathew K.

    September 30, 20222 reviews

    3/10

    What a shocker. Robot maitre d to show you to the table. Ordering via tablet is very convenient and food arrives quickly. Some dishes are not freshly prepared, such as the Xiaolongbao, which arrived lukewarm to the table. It isn’t expensive, but despite the low price, it still disappointed.

  • Serena Yeoh L.
    Serena Yeoh L.

    September 27, 20221 review

    4.5/10

    I ordered a lava bun but it does not taste fresh. It taste like it’s from the frozen package. The portion of food is ok.

  • Fraser C.
    Fraser C.

    September 26, 20221 review

    7.5/10

    Great little restaurant; very busy on a Monday lunchtime. Directions are a bit questionable as there appears to be two entrances and our group all found it difficult to find. Certainly one to go back to.. the quirky little robot servers probably;y need a bit of work as they tend to sit between tables but nice addition.

  • Christine M.
    Christine M.

    September 24, 20221 review

    5/10

    I took Miss 9 on a special dinner with the thought we would be served by Robots as advertised. We were left extremely disappointed watching the robots take meals to other tables but not ours. I asked after our entrees arrive if we needed to book a different table for robot service but was told no as long as you order a main or rice dish the robot will serve it. We ordered rice and a main and still no robot for us, human service every time.

  • Belina T.
    Belina T.

    September 22, 20221 review

    6/10

    The pork chop is salty and very dry. The soup of noodle soup is not good enough. The fried rice is good. Thanks the waiter for sweeping the floor after the guests leave.

  • Fei Su
    Fei Su

    September 22, 20221 review

    5/10

    Food quality dropped dramatically. The bun is not hot and taste is not good as before.the service is not prompt. A lot of food has been taken off the menu. Not worth to try!

  • Marsha T.
    Marsha T.

    September 20, 202218 reviews

    8.5/10

    Food was good as usual. Loved the xiao long bao, prawn mayo and fried rice. Unfortunately the chicken cutlet was a little oily - more than usual, and that caused the skin to be abit soggy.

  • Jane M.
    Jane M.

    September 18, 20221 review

    10/10

    We've been wanting to eat at Din Tai Fung for ages and were not disappointed! The service was fast, even on a busy Sunday at lunchtime, and the staff were all polite and efficient. The cute robot servers were a fantastic novelty the kids loved. We tried a variety of dishes and were happy with everything, especially the bao buns. We'll definitely visit again.

  • Rebecca A.
    Rebecca A.

    September 17, 20221 review

    10/10

    Always the best

  • Sandra G.
    Sandra G.

    September 17, 202221 reviews

    10/10

    Dumpling central for excellent authentic dumplings. Dumpling central

  • Tina S.
    Tina S.

    September 16, 20221 review

    10/10

    Never disappointed..

  • Jason C.
    Jason C.

    September 11, 20222 reviews

    9.5/10

    Hands down the best Xiao Long Bao ive had in Australia. The truffle dumpling was divine - very very impressed with the food here. Highly recommended and will be back soon.

  • Ilona T.
    Ilona T.

    September 10, 20221 review

    10/10

    Food was fab! Loved the xiao long bao which were lovely and soupy. Please add Pu Erh tea to the menu!

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287 Lonsdale Street, 3000, Melbourne (VIC), Australia

About the restaurant

Dumpling destination

The Emporium is so hot right now - especially with Din Tai Fung in the building. That's right. dumpling devotees gather round because the renowned dumpling house has set up comfortably on the fourth floor of the popular shopping centre, accommodating 235 die-hard dumpling fans in the large venue. How many folds does the signature xiao long bao soup dumpling have? 1, 2, 3, 4? Wrong. There are 18 folds in this bad boy, each one folded with mathematical precision. It's a work of art, not simply a dumpring. Bring your friends and family and get ready for a full on feast. Din Tai Fung dumpling style.

Best dish: xiao long bao soup dumpling

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