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:
“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.