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All the new restaurants headed for the Westfield Century City mall, including Din Tai Fung

A soup dumpling from Din Tai Fung. The Taiwanese dumpling house is opening a location at the Westfield Century City.
A soup dumpling from Din Tai Fung. The Taiwanese dumpling house is opening a location at the Westfield Century City.
(Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times)

One of next year’s most exciting places to eat in Los Angeles may actually be a mall. Westfield Century City plans to open more than 10 restaurants, bars and coffee shops as part of its $950-million makeover, along with the West Coast’s first Eataly Italian marketplace. Here’s an alphabetical look at what you’ll be waiting in line to eat at the Century City mall next year:

Compartes Chocolatier: The Los Angeles chocolate brand has been making chocolate in L.A. since 1950. Known for owner Jonathan Grahm’s playful flavors and packaging, each of the company’s two existing stores (on Melrose Avenue and in Brentwood) has a colorful chocolate bar wall. No word yet on whether the Century City location will have one, but we’re expecting great, big, Instagram-worthy things. Compartes is scheduled to open in April. compartes.com.

Din Tai Fung: This is the Taiwanese restaurant known for its xiao long bao (soup dumplings), and the hordes of people willing to wait hours to eat them. The restaurant is scheduled to open in late 2017. Other SoCal locations of Din Tai Fung can be found in Arcadia, Glendale, Torrance, Costa Mesa and Santa Clara. dintaifungusa.com.