XLB Dining Guide

The Best Soup Dumplings in Seattle

Local Chinese food restaurants, from Din Tai Fung to Ping's Dumpling House, serve takeout xiao long bao, and even make frozen soup dumplings for the home.

04/27/2022 By Allecia Vermillion


Where to Recharge After Holiday Shopping at University Village

Shop until you drop. And then eat.

12/09/2019 By Seattle Met With Annika Lindburg

Critic's Picks

The Best Restaurants in the University District Right Now

Sure, cheap college hangouts abound, but don't overlook this neighborhood or its nearby mall.

06/24/2019 By Seattle Met Staff Edited by Courtney Cummings

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Behold! Safeco Field's New Food Offerings

Din Tai Fung and Jack's BBQ headline a new lineup of grub options to pair with Mariners baseball. Please don't try to eat these photos.

03/22/2018 By Darren Davis

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Hello Kitty Cookies and Din Tai Fung Dumplings Arrive in Southcenter

Plus, Hula Hula is officially open on Capitol Hill.

04/21/2017 By Rosin Saez

Dumpling Dispatch

It's Happening: Din Tai Fung Opens in Southcenter

The Taiwanese house of dumplings' fourth location has arrived.

04/21/2017 By Rosin Saez

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: The Long-Awaited Arrival of Soup Dumplings

Plus, Sunset Fried Chicken is once again exclusive to Seattle.

03/10/2017 By Rosin Saez

Dumpling Dispatch

Din Tai Fung Opens Thursday at Pacific Place

Thursday as in tomorrow.

03/08/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Dumpling Obsessions

And Now, an Update on Din Tai Fung in Pacific Place

The beloved Taiwanese chain is thisclose to opening downtown.

02/08/2017 By Allecia Vermillion


Festive Lunches for the Holidays

Midday meals for celebrating and catching up.

12/08/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Dumpling Matters

Whoa—Din Tai Fung Is Coming to Pacific Place

Soup dumplings for all.

12/01/2015 By Allecia Vermillion


Kung Hei Fat Choi: Where to Ring in the Lunar New Year

It's nearly the Year of the Horse. Where will you be celebrating?

01/23/2014 By Chelsea Lin

Dumplings for Days

Din Tai Fung's Seattle Location Finally Opens Sunday

U Village's new expansion will soon feature the Taiwanese chain's infamous xiao long bao.

12/27/2013 By Chelsea Lin


Molly Moon's Headed to U Village This Fall

Along with three other ventures.

08/27/2013 By Cassandra Callan

Expansion Mode

Details on Din Tai Fung's Seattle Location

It’s been hoped for. It’s been rumored. Now it’s official.

05/03/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Health Department Woes

Din Tai Fung Shuttered for Sewage Issue

The dumpling juggernaut plans to reopen quickly.

06/14/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


Din Tai Fung Article on Crosscut Criticised for Stereotypes

"Like McDonald’s, a Chinese restaurant can be relied upon to deliver the same food no matter where you eat it." Hmm.

02/11/2011 By Jessica Voelker


Best Asian Restaurants: Chinese

Chiang’s Gourmet, Red Lantern, 663 Bistro, and Yea’s Wok draw all types of eaters—Chinese families, Koreans, Caucasians, Tom Douglas. Plus Bellevue scores the only Northwest outpost of the revered soup dumpling chain Din Tai Fung.



Din Tai Fung Bellevue Is Open

Guests waited three-plus hours to dine on soup dumplings this weekend.

11/15/2010 By Jessica Voelker


First Look: Din Tai Fung

Global chain restaurant Din Tai Fung set to start steaming soup dumplings this fall.

08/26/2010 By Jessica Voelker