{  Jin Din Rou — 京鼎樓  }

Jin Din Rou 京鼎樓
Jin Din Rou 京鼎樓
Jin Din Rou 京鼎樓

One of my favorite Chinese food is Xiaolongbao (小籠包). I’ve had my share of soup dumplings but I still can’t get over how much I fell in love with Xiaolongbao when I first tried Joe’s Shanghai in NYC. I also really enjoyed a small hole in the wall Fried Xiaolongbao place when I visited Shanghai as well. So when I found out that Joe’s Shanghai opened in Ginza, I was so excited yet disappointed because it just didn’t taste like the same Xiaolongbao that I fell in love with. I’ve also tried a few other places here and there but still haven’t found my go to spot. If you know of an amazing spot, please let me know.

In the mean time, I found a pretty decent place in Ebisu so I thought I’d share it with you. I went during lunch time and I got the lunch set that included Xiaolongbao and tantanmen noodles and my friend got the fried rice with Xiaolongbao set. They were both decent but not to die for. It’s still a pretty good deal and conveniently close to Ebisu station so if you’ve got a craving and you’re in the area check it out.

Address // 4-3-1, Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5795-2255
Website // http://jin-din-rou.net/


2 comments on “Jin Din Rou — 京鼎樓

  1. Nice blog..but the only place I would eat XLB in Tokyo would be Din Tai Fung. And the one in Shinjuku Takashimaya because I have also been to Nikotama Takashimaya and it was not as good. Joe’s Shanghai in NYC is terrible. The XLB’s skin is thick and was really very average and disappointing.

    PX on
    • I’ve eaten at Din Tai Fung before but not at the Shinjuku Takashimaya location yet. Thanks for your recommendation!

      maki on

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