Din Tai Fung will take a prime, 10,615-square-foot space on third story of mall
Din Tai Fung is coming to Santa Monica Place!
Macerich, one of the nation’s leading owners, operators and developers of high-quality retail and mixed-use properties in top markets, last week announced that Din Tai Fung will take a prime, 10,615-square-foot, indoor/outdoor location with ocean views on the third level of the property, across from the newly announced ARTE MUSEUM set to open in early 2024. An opening date for the Santa Monica Din Tai Fung has not yet been announced.
“Santa Monica Place is an ideal location for our newest restaurant in Los Angeles,” said Aaron Yang, Vice President of Din Tai Fung. “Santa Monica is a neighborhood we have been eyeing for a long time, and we are excited to have finally found the perfect place for us to expand our footprint across Los Angeles.”
Din Tai Fung is a Chinese restaurant specializing in Xiao Long Bao, or soup dumplings. Since its founding by Mr. Bing-Yi Yang in Taiwan in 1972, Din Tai Fung has become world-renowned for its dumplings, buns, noodles and more.
Born in China’s Shanxi Provence in 1927, Mr. Yang immigrated to Taiwan at 20 years old. There, he opened his own cooking oil retail shop and named it Din Tai Fung. Mr. Yang and his wife, Mrs. Pen-Mei Lai Yang, dedicated half of their shop to making and selling Xiao Long Bao. The broth-filled dumplings became so popular that Mr. Yang phased out his cooking oil business and turned Din Tai Fung into the full-fledged restaurant it is today. With a menu that now includes steamed buns, house-made noodles and vegan dishes, the brand has won many awards and allocations. Today, Din Tai Fung has over 170 locations in 13 countries worldwide.