Dim sum means ‘touch your heart’ in Cantonese. Usually a brunch or lunch affair for family and group get-togethers. Dim sum restaurants span across the entire Hong Kong. Here are some recommendations for you to enjoy a quintessential Hong Kong experience!
Sun Tung Lok 新同樂
4/F, Miramar Shopping Centre
132 Nathan Road
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon (Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Exit B2)
Tel: +852 2152 1417 (reservations required)
Opening Hours: 11:30-15:00, 18:00-22:30
A two-Michelin-star recipient, Sun Tung Lok strikes a balance between a traditional taste and innovative in terms of choice of ingredients. The “must tries” are the Salted Custard Bird Nest Glutinous Rice Balls and Osmanthus Jelly.
Tin Lung Heen 天龍軒
102/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
International Commerce Centre
1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui (Kowloon MTR)
Tel: +852 2263 2270 (reservations required)
Opening Hours: 12:00-14:30, 18:00-22:30 (Mon-Fri); 11:30-15:00, 18:00-22:30 (Sat-Sun)
Located on level 102 of the Ritz-Carlton hotel, this two-star Michelin restaurant completes the dining experience with a picturesque view. Impeccable service but pricey. The Steamed Golden Shrimp Dumplings with Bamboo Shoots and Asparagus and Foie Gras Dumplings wrapped with Shredded Pastry are fabulous.
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, Podium 4
8 Finance Street, Central (Hong Kong MTR)
Tel: +852 3196 8888 (reservations 1-2 months ahead required)
Opening Hours: 12:00-14:30, 18:00-22:30
Lung King Heen is the world’s first Chinese restaurant and the only Cantonese restaurant in Hong Kong to be awarded 3 Michelin stars. Pricey, but the amazing harbour view, attentive service and yummy food make it worthwhile to visit. Must-tries are Steamed Lobster and Scallop Dumpling and Steamed Shrimp and Pork Dumplings with Crab Roe.
Fook Lam Moon 福臨門
Shop 3, G/F, Newman House
35-45 Johnston Road
Wanchai Hong Kong (10 min. walk from Wan Chai MTR)
Tel: +852 2866 0663 (reservations required)
Opening Hours: 11:30-15:00, 18:00-23:00
Feeling rich and famous? This is where Chinese tycoons go for dim sum. Fook Lam Moon is famous for Deep Fried Beancurd Skin with Prawns and Salted Custard Liu Sha Bao, done the old-school way.
Luk Yu Tea House 陸羽茶室
24-26 Stanley Street
Central (Central or Sheung Wan MTR)
Tel: +852 2523 5464 (queue up)
Opening Hours: 07:00-17:00
Want to experience old traditional Hong Kong tea house? Luk Yu is a great choice. Dine in a traditional setting and savour the usual recommendations of Steamed Rice with Duck Meat wrapped in fresh lotus leaves and jumbo-sized Chicken Bun.
Lei Garden Restaurant Group 利苑酒家
Shop No. 3007-3011
3/F, International Finance Centre IFC
Central, Hongkong Central MTR)
Tel: +852 2295 0238 (reservations required)
Opening Hours: 11:30-15:00, 18:00-23:30
Visit Lei Garden and be spoiled by impeccable service and mouthwatering dim sum at affordable prices. Try their amazingly rich Sesame Seed Paste Dumplings for dessert!
Tim Ho Wan 添好運
9-11 Fuk Wing Street
Sham Shui Po (10 min. walk from Sham Shui Po MTR)
Tel: +852 2788 1226 (queue up)
Opening Hours: 08:00-21:30
Tim Ho Wan is reputed as the ‘cheapest Michelin Star restaurant in the world’. You can easily walk out bursting at the seams for less than HKD$100!
Lin Heung Tea House 蓮香樓
162 Wellington Street
Central, Hong Kong (Sheung Wan MTR Exit E2)
Tel: +852 25444556 (queue up)
Opening Hours: 06:00-23:00
Be prepared to share table with complete strangers at Lin Heung. The price is cheap, but the quality has nothing to shout about. Expect a rowdy atmosphere and the traditional experience of dim sum at its best.
Published: 01-Nov-2018 by Tod | Last Updated: 24-May-2022
On: Gay Hong Kong