Din Tai Fung Debuts Re-Designed Bellevue Restaurant at Lincoln Square

BELLEVUE, Wash. – April 2, 2024 – Din Tai FungⓇ, the globally beloved restaurant brand known for the art of the Xiao Long Bao and hospitality excellence, is debuting its re-designed Bellevue restaurant at Lincoln Square on Tuesday, April 16. The restaurant will now be on the first floor of the shopping center.

“As we unveil the re-designed Bellevue restaurant, we’re not only presenting a fresh look but also setting a higher standard,” says Aaron Yang, Vice President of Din Tai Fung USA. “Our new restaurant design artfully blends our heritage with innovative design, allowing us to better serve our guests. We are delighted to re-open our doors to our supportive community in the area, offering guests an elevated Din Tai Fung experience, with the same distinct flavors and culinary excellence that define all of our restaurants.”

🎉 Celebrating with the Community: To celebrate the re-opening with the Bellevue community, Din Tai Fung (DTF) is hosting a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony on opening day at 11 a.m. PT. DTF will also be giving away collectible plushies, a brand fan favorite, to the first 100 parties in line on grand opening day.

🎨 Art & Architecture: Designed by the acclaimed Rockwell Group,  the new restaurant location reflects the Pacific Northwest environment and offers guests a serene, sophisticated retreat through a soothing palette. The natural design is brought to life through a suspended tree installation in the main dining area, mirroring the landscape of the region and Lake Washington. For an intimate dining experience, the restaurant features two meticulously crafted private dining rooms, elevated with red wall coverings, delicate washi paper chandeliers and mirrored ceilings. Featured artwork was sourced from The Artling, a collective dedicated to nurturing emerging artistic talent. The design also includes DTF’s signature immersive dumpling expo kitchen, inviting guests to witness the artists behind the dumpling-making process firsthand.

🥟 Culinary Excellence: Xiao Long Bao, the dish that catapulted DTF to fame in the early 1970s, remains central to its celebrated culinary repertoire. Handcrafted, each dumpling represents the culmination of an 18-fold process, ensuring the perfect marriage of a delicate skin with a rich, savory filling, often referred to as achieving the “Golden Ratio.” This art form, perfected over decades, is a testament to DTF’s unwavering commitment to culinary excellence. Other guest favorites include Spicy Wontons, featuring the restaurant company’s signature spicy sauce, and the hand-shaken Pear Lychee Martini, featuring Grey Goose La Poire Vodka and St-Germain.

About Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung (DTF), a globally acclaimed culinary icon renowned for the art of Xiao Long Bao, is on a mission to create first-class dining experiences through its unwavering commitment to excellence in food, service and ambiance. Originally founded as a cooking oil retail business in Taiwan in 1958 by Bing-Yi Yang and his wife, Pen-Mei Lai, DTF was reborn into a humble dumpling and noodle shop in 1972. Today, the Michelin-recognized restaurant brand continues to be family-owned and passed down through generations, with more than 170 locations in 13 countries worldwide. 

Since its founding, DTF has become synonymous with quality and consistency and known for its warm hospitality and delicacies with authentic flavors. Entering the North America market in 2000, DTF opened its first U.S. location in Arcadia, California and has 14 locations to-date, offering an upscale yet inviting cultural dining experience. With each restaurant, each interaction, and each bite, DTF aims to bring people together to inspire appreciation of culture. For more information, please visit www.dintaifungusa.comFacebook, and Instagram.

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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