Din Tai Fung

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Crab dumplings at Din Tai Fung

Click here to read a review of Din Tai Fung in Glendale at the Americana at Brand mall.

Soup dumplings are a common sight in the San Gabriel Valley, but Din Tai Fung is the gold standard of xiao long bao in Los Angeles. And the ever-so-popular SGV outpost lives up to the hype. Each soup dumpling ($9 for ten) is meticulously made—the elastic skin is paper thin but resilient enough to hold a small pocket of soup plus minced pork and crab and soak up its flavors.

Venue name: Din Tai Fung
Address: 1108 S Baldwin Ave
Los Angeles

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am-9:30; Sat 10am-9:30pm; Sun 10am-9pm

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Michael J

Soup dumplings are the main attraction here—and for good reason—but the rest of the menu deserves some attention, too. In particular, the sautéed string beans with garlic are a must-order. Of course, the dumplings are incredible; expect to go through an entire order of juicy pork dumplings on your own. The Glendale location has a bar and a few extra menu options, but I still find myself coming to this location more often—tea comes on the table here automatically and the rotating wait staff is astonishingly efficient. Even better, if you can come on a weekday by 6pm or so, there's no wait at all.