LAS VEGAS (October 19, 2020) – Din Tai Fung, the highly coveted dumpling and noodle hotspot celebrated from Taipei to LA for perfecting the art of the Xiao Long Bao, has debuted its first Las Vegas venue at ARIA Resort & Casino.
“It is an exciting moment to see my grandfather’s humble dream now in lights on the iconic Las Vegas Strip,” said Aaron Yang, Vice President of Din Tai Fung Restaurant Group. “For nearly five decades, we’ve meticulously honed our culinary techniques to ensure every Din Tai Fung guest experiences the same Xiao Long Bao perfection my grandfather introduced in 1972, regardless of where they are in the world. As we open our doors in Las Vegas, I know he is as proud as we are to welcome the millions of people who visit this city each year to experience Din Tai Fung at ARIA.”
A lively show kitchen serves as the venue’s signature design feature, spotlighting the craftsmanship of Din Tai Fung’s dedicated Xiao Long Bao culinary team and what goes into the intricate creation of 10,000 dumplings each day.
Take a look inside Din Tai Fung, which brings its signature dumplings and Taiwanese dishes to ARIA Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
Din Tai Fung’s dining room features a soaring 40-foot glass wall which floods the space with natural light and offers a view of Nancy Rubin’s “Big Edge” art installation.
Din Tai Fung serves an assortment of handmade dumplings and dim sum including the meticulously crafted Kurobuta Pork Xiao Long Bao.
Upon entering the venue, guests will be greeted by Din Tai Fung’s signature show kitchen where the culinary team will create 10,000 dumplings each day.
The Shrimp & Kurobuta Pork Wontons with are filled with freshly peeled shrimp and premium Kurobuta pork and finished with Din Tai Fung’s signature spicy sauce.
The Spiced Boba, the first of Din Tai Fung’s seasonal boba cocktails, is made with dark rum, ginger syrup, half and half, black tea, angostura bitters and a scoop of Din Tai Fung’s signature boba pearls.
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The legacy of Din Tai Fung dates back to Taiwan 1972 when Mr. Bing-Yi Yang pivoted his simple cooking oil shop to focus on the increasingly popular soup dumplings. Revered for its attention to detail, Din Tai Fung caught the attention of Japanese tourists, launching a worldwide dumpling empire that now stretches across 13 countries. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the concept’s expansion to the United States, where it has developed a loyal following including late Pulitzer Prize winner Jonathan Gold who once described the Xiao Long Bao as “small miracles.”
President & Chief Operating Officer of ARIA Steve Zanella said, "It is an honor to bring Din Tai Fung to Las Vegas. Their mastery of dumplings and noodles has captivated people around the world for decades, so to be able to build a Din Tai Fung here at ARIA is a wonderful opportunity. We cannot wait to introduce our guests to their new favorite craving.”
MGM Resorts International Chief Hospitality Officer Ari Kastrati said, “We are excited to welcome the legendary Din Tai Fung to ARIA’s culinary portfolio. Din Tai Fung is celebrated worldwide for its exceptional cuisine and high level of service, making it a perfect marriage with ARIA.”
A Taste of Taiwan
Din Tai Fung offers an extensive Taiwanese dining experience with a selection of delicately crafted dumplings, bright and crisp vegetable dishes, freshly made noodles and more.
Din Tai Fung at ARIA is located on the casino floor, adjacent to Lift Bar, and is open nightly from 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended. For more information and to make a reservation prior to arrival, visit Din Tai Fung's website.
ARIA Resort & Casino
ARIA Resort & Casino is a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on The Strip featuring spectacular amenities, high-end service, premium meeting and convention space, striking architecture and sustainable design. Combined with its unparalleled offerings including the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA sets the bar for a new generation of resort experiences. ARIA is located within CityCenter, which is owned 50% by a subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and 50% by Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit ARIA.com, call toll free at (866) 359-7757 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
Din Tai Fung
Din Tai Fung is a Taiwanese restaurant specializing in Xiao Long Bao. Originally founded as a cooking oil retail business in 1958, Din Tai Fung was reborn as a steamed dumpling and noodle restaurant in 1972. Since its founding, Din Tai Fung has focused on achieving steady improvement in quality, standardization, and service. In 1996, the first international location opened in Tokyo, and the first location in North America opened in Arcadia, California in 2000. In 2009, the Hong Kong branch was awarded one Michelin star. Din Tai Fung now has 7 locations in California, 5 locations in the Pacific Northwest and more than 170 restaurants in 13 countries worldwide.