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Din Tai Fung Opening Soon in San Jose

Old Apr 19, 16, 1:24 pm
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Din Tai Fung Opening Soon in San Jose

Will open in SJ (Valley Fair Mall) in a few weeks. FINALLY! It's about time the Bay Area gets one!

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Old Apr 20, 16, 9:55 am
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I'm not in San Francisco, just equally happy California is getting another DTF!
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Old Apr 21, 16, 12:13 pm
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I found this Yelp page and was confused until I realized the "reviews" are actually ad placements for nearby restaurants.

But it also says "Today 10:00 am - 9:30 pm Open now" Also "$$$$ Price range Above $61" uh yeah. Are these just Yelp bugs when a place hasn't opened yet?

http://www.yelp.com/biz/din-tai-fung-santa-clara
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Old Apr 21, 16, 11:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Zorak View Post
I found this Yelp page and was confused until I realized the "reviews" are actually ad placements for nearby restaurants.

But it also says "Today 10:00 am - 9:30 pm Open now" Also "$$$$ Price range Above $61" uh yeah. Are these just Yelp bugs when a place hasn't opened yet?

http://www.yelp.com/biz/din-tai-fung-santa-clara
If you look at the pictures, you will see signs that say "Winter 2015" (opening) but then also "Spring 2016." There seem to have been delays in the opening, and maybe they jumped the gun when they edited their profile.
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Old Apr 23, 16, 1:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Troopers View Post
Will open in SJ (Valley Fair Mall) in a few weeks. FINALLY! It's about time the Bay Area gets one!
Just a warning that they use American pork.
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Old Apr 25, 16, 10:55 am
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Just a warning that they use American pork.
I know...
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According to Yelp, looks like they've had a soft opening and people have eaten there already.
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and now its reservations only

due to huge crowds....
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due to huge crowds....
There is a very small bar whose seats cannot be reserved, for use by walk-ins. However, I'm sure those will be filled very quickly.
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What is this and why do we care?
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Old May 18, 16, 7:47 am
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Originally Posted by returnoftheyeti View Post
What is this and why do we care?
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=din+tai+fung

You might be interested if you like Chinese food and specifically xiao long bao aka "soup dumplings", otherwise you probably don't care
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If it weren't an hour+ drive each way and insanely crowded, I might go.

I've been to one in Singapore (twice) and Sydney. Somehow more appealing when you're already traveling. There's also one in Arcadia (SoCal) and I'm in that area fairly often, but no....
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Originally Posted by KathyWdrf View Post
If it weren't an hour+ drive each way and insanely crowded, I might go.

I've been to one in Singapore (twice) and Sydney. Somehow more appealing when you're already traveling. There's also one in Arcadia (SoCal) and I'm in that area fairly often, but no....
If you ever have the chance, try the original one in Taipei.
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