Looks like Din Tai Fung is in expansion mode again, with reports in late January that the restaurant chain will be expanding into San Diego:
“Joining previously announced newcomers, including big-time national burger outfit Shake Shack and Javier’s and The Winery from Orange County, is world-renowned dumpling house Din Tai Fung. Founded in Taiwan, with locations now spanning the globe, the crowd-drawing eatery is known for its delicate, soup-filled steamed dumplings.”
Now the Westfield UTC mall is located at 4545 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92122. According to news reports, the new restaurants will be opening this fall. However, given the delays in the Santa Clara, California restaurant’s opening, I would be very surprised to see if this restaurant actually opens as scheduled.