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Back in mid-December, I had blogged that the famous Taiwanese restaurant chain Din Tai Fung was opening their third restaurant in Seattle. Well now, Din Tai Fung is announcing their fourth in the area:

DIN TAI FUNG 09132011 Pasta makers at Din Tai Fung at Lincoln Square in Bellevue. These dumplings right out of the steamer. 114801

“International dumpling sensation Din Tai Fung is coming to Southcenter. Less than a month after announcing plans to open a third local branch of the enormously popular restaurant in downtown Seattle’s Pacific Place, franchise owner David Wasielewski says he “couldn’t be happier” to let fans know that a fourth is already in the works. The Southcenter D.T.F. is slated to open in January of 2017, with Pacific Place set for this coming summer. … The Southcenter edition will be the largest locally, at a whopping 9,400 square feet. In Pacific Place, the restaurant is taking over the 9,200-square-foot former Pnk Ultra Lounge space in a fourth-floor corner spot. The University Village Din Tai Fung is 8,800 square feet; Bellevue is 7,200. Wasielewski is also building a commissary kitchen in Sodo that will eventually serve all four locations.”

I am still waiting for the Din Tai Fung in Bay Area to open – in San Jose – currently scheduled for “Spring 2016.” My sources tell me the current schedule is for March 2016. I wonder if Din Tai Fung will announce yet another store in Seattle by then!

Image courtesy of The Seattle Times.

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