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Good news is coming for Fremont locals who miss their favorite dumpling house. Din Ding Dumpling House, the popular Fremont-based xiaochi restaurant that served out delicious dumplings on demand, is planning on restarting their Fremont operation in a spacious new location.
Din Ding Dumpling began back in 2015, when Chef Kun Zhang first opened it 3213 Walnut Ave in Fremont. Her new restaurant was known for serving authentic Han-style Xiaolongbao (commonly referred to by fans as XLB). Different from the traditional dumplings Americans may be accustomed to, XLB dumplings are steamed and usually filled with soup, earning them the nickname “soup dumplings” in the English-speaking world.
Din Ding shortly became a big success, and Chef Zhang found herself needing to expand in order to keep up with the increasing demand. In a few years, Din Ding was able to expand to a second location at 1779 Decoto Road in Union City. The expansion was welcome news to lovers of Din Ding’s distinctive dumplings, but before long, tragedy struck.
On Tuesday, May 25th of this year, a fire broke out in the strip mall in which Din Ding was located. Thankfully, nobody was injured, but the fire caused enough permanent damage that Din Ding’s Fremont location was forced to shut down. Their Union City restaurant remained open, but Fremont residents remained in the dark as to when they could expect another dumpling house.
Thankfully, that day has now arrived – and What Now San Francisco can confirm that Din Ding Dumpling House will be opening a brand new restaurant right across the street from their original location. The new restaurant, coming to 39155 State Street Suite B5, is part of a new development project from Lockehouse Retail Group called Capital Square. Featuring a mixture of retail, restaurant, and residential spaces, Capital Square is set to become Fremont’s one-stop shop for anything a person might need.
With nearly 3,000 Square Feet of space, Din Ding Dumpling House will be one of the primary features of the new development. Occupying the first floor of suite B5, the new location will be Din Ding’s biggest yet. Chef Zhang could not confirm when she intends to open, but the documents indicate that the lease begins in October. The Union City Din Ding will remain operational, so be sure to check it out while you wait.