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Dec 3, 2007 07:04 AM

Din Tai Fung Dumpling House: New Location

I drove past this weekend and saw a brand spanking new building next to Wells Fargo Bank. This is the plaza right next to where the original Dumpling House was. Is the old location open too? Anyone been to the new one yet? It looks pretty nice.

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  1. Can you be a little more specific as to location?

    1. The original location is still up and running. I believe the new building is an extension to it but I don't think it's open yet. As most people who go to DTF know, they can really use more restaurant space!

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      1. re: crystaw

        I went to the old restaurant on Sunday and overhead them sending a large table to the new restaurant, so we snuck over for a look after our meal.

        The new space is much bigger and they even have a second floor (the host said it was not opened yet). It was really lovely and airy with high ceilings and shiny new modern chairs. The host of the new place said that they have the exact same food with the same chef in charge. Also, you can go to either restaurant to get a seat.

        It is a completely separate building btw, you have to either cut through behind the bookstore or get to baldwin and walk next door. I was hoping for a secret tunnel. ;)

        1. re: mileena

          I ate at the original DTF building for lunch yesterday (the hostess didn't ask if we wanted to go to the new building). I was hoping for a tunnel of some sort too!

      2. I went the Saturday before last, and they said they had just opened the new location that weekend. We'd been waiting in line outside the old location since 10:30, and when they opened at 11, they led the first wave of us around the corner to the other side of the building without telling us why, but we all followed obediently like a herd of dumpling-starved sheep. The new location is more modern, and I agree that it was a much-needed expansion!

        1. Thanks, WHills, for posting about this!

          1. I'm trying to picture where this is:

            * The Old DTF is in a plaza on Baldwin, next to the Phoenix and Life Plaza.

            * Where is the new building exactly?

            Next door to the old plaza where the old DTF is (south) on Baldwin is a Mobil gas station. To the North of the old plaza on Baldwin is Arcadia Bowling. Behind the old DTF plaza is the Chinese Supermarket with Chang's Garden and Sin Bah La. Is it in there?

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            1. re: exilekiss

              It's between the old DTF plaza and the bowling alley. They were a Wells Fargo there, and the new location is right next to DTF. It's exactly the next plaza.