Din Tai Fung – Emporium Melbourne

In March 2015, Din Tai Fung’s new Melbourne restaurant demonstrated how the company, arguably the world’s most famous dumpling specialists, is leveraging innovative design concepts and space usage, to maintain their market-leading position in the Australian restaurant industry.

Famous for their crowds and queues, Din Tai Fung’s new 235-seat restaurant occupies a major part of the fourth level of Emporium Melbourne, sharing the street entry with an exclusive gym for the guilty ones to visit after they feast.

Brainchild of Sydney and Melbourne based hospitality interior design specialists, Design Clarity, the concept is centred on the Chinese philosophy of yin-yang; opposite or contrary forces that are actually complementary in the natural world.

“We represented these in the furniture, materiality and interior architecture of this design and they are reflected as complementary yet opposing elements that form a subconscious balanced environment.”

The restaurant still holds Din Tai Fung’s signature glass enclosed dumpling show kitchen but also includes a series of self-contained VIP rooms to cater for the Melbourne CBD diners.

Proprietor, Dendy Harjanto said: “This is our third fit out by Design Clarity and we’re very happy with the results. We pride ourselves on offering the best restaurant experience within the dumpling market, and we’re thrilled that our restaurants and their ambience match the same highest quality as our food.”