The world’s most famous soup dumplings are coming to Las Vegas. Din Tai Fung has announced its first Las Vegas location coming to Aria Resort & Casino in 2020.
The Taiwanese dumpling and noodle house, which has more than 170 restaurants in 13 countries, will open in the former Aria Cafe space mid-to-late next year.
ARIA President & COO Steve Zanella said in a statement, “We are thrilled to welcome Din Tai Fung to ARIA as they work alongside our talented restaurant employees to deliver a new culinary experience to our resort. Both teams are known for their world-class service standards and we know the synergy will be impeccable when the restaurant opens next year.”
“Din Tai Fung consistently provides superior food and service, positioning the venue as one of the most sought-after brands in the world,” said MGM Resorts International Chief Hospitality Officer Ari Kastrati in a statement. “We welcome their team to our culinary portfolio as they provide ARIA’s guests with a renowned menu full of exciting offerings.”
Din Tai Fung plans to feature an open kitchen, where gets can watch chefs make the soup dumplings. Other dishes among the 100 on the menu include shao pot stickers, noodle soups, fried Shanghai-Style crispy fried pork chops served on a bed of fried rice, wontons with shrimp and pork, pork buns, and noodles with minced pork sauce, spicy sesame and peanut sauce. But the star of the menu is no doubt the Shanghai-style soup dumplings Xiao long bao with a delicate skin encasing the broth and folded 18 times. The best sellers feature filled the best Kurobuta pork in a broth made with fresh ginger and green onion.
Din Tai Fung CEO Frank Yang said in a statement, “We are excited to bring Din Tai Fung to Las Vegas’ international clientele. We will be leveraging our 20 years of experience perfecting our operations in other markets to provide an authentic yet modern Taiwanese dining experience. Our attention to detail and commitment to the highest standard in both service and food quality is, no doubt, a perfect match for ARIA.”
Stay tuned for more details including the opening date of Din Tai Fung.