30 Best Dim Sum Restaurants In Singapore To Have Your Weekly Yum Cha

Dim Sum Restaurants in Singapore

Whether it is a mid-afternoon high tea or weekend brunch ritual, dim sum is a Chinese staple we cannot get enough of. Essentially comprising a variety of both steamed and deep-fried snacks, these morsels are commonly paired with freshly brewed Chinese tea.

In Singapore, many Chinese families hold this age-old tradition in high esteem and even those of other races have learnt to appreciate dim sum, creating varieties to suit their own preferences and taste buds.

From the timeless favourites that still pull off dumplings the old fashioned way since our parent’s time—food carts and screaming old ladies included—to the modern restaurants that experiment with new flavours, here are 30 dim sum restaurants in Singapore for your weekly yum cha.

126 Dim Sum


126 WEN DAO SHI


Nestled in supper haven, Geylang, 126 Wen Dao Shi is a hot spot for those in search of cheap and good dim sum. They may not be the most polished of eateries around, but make no mistake that for what they lack in outer appearance, they compensate greatly in food.

Some of our all-time favourite items to get are their Soft-Shell Crab, Liu Sha Bao and their Man Tou with Chilli Crab Sauce.

126 Sims Avenue,
Singapore 387449
Tel: +65 6746 4757
Daily: 24 Hours
Nearest Station: Aljunied

Asia Grand Restaurant


ASIA GRAND


Asia Grand is one Chinese restaurant that has stood the test of time. Situated on the ground floor of Odeon Towers, this long-standing restaurant is famous not just for their stellar dim sum but also the Peking Duck and Suckling Pig.

Start your day with some delectable dim sum such as Steamed Shrimp Dumplings and Steamed Cheong-Fun with Dough Fritter.

331 North Bridge Road
#01-02 Odeon Towers, Odeon Towers
Singapore 188720
Tel: +65 6887 0010
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 10am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: City Hall

Ban Heng Group


BAN HENG


At Ban Heng, you will never run out of options when it comes to their dim sum. Boasting over 30 dim sum items to choose from—which includes 15 deep-fried morsels of sheer goodness—deciding what to fill our bellies with is always a tough call.

If you need recommendations, their egg tarts and Barbecued Char Siew Pastry with Sesame are stellar dishes.

1 Maritime Square
#04-01, HarbourFront Centre
Singapore 099253
Tel: +65 6278 0288 / +65 6278 1354
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Harbourfront

cherry garden


CHERRY GARDEN


Cherry Garden offers an eclectic menu of Cantonese cuisine, presented with artistic modern flair. Housed in Mandarin Oriental Singapore Hotel, this Cantonese restaurant is one upscale dim sum restaurant that is perfect for business meetings or simply a weekend yum cha with your family.

Their seasonal menu changes regularly, but rest assured that the quality of the dishes remains consistent throughout.

5 Raffles Avenue
Singapore 039801
Tel: +65 6885 3500
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Esplanade / Promenade / Raffles Place

Crystal Jade Golden Palace Restaurant


CRYSTAL JADE PALACE RESTAURANT


Crystal Jade Palace Restaurant serves up contemporary Cantonese cuisine and is a hot favourite among dim sum lovers. On their menu, there are over 30 dim sum items to try so visiting in a big group is recommended.

We personally love their Char Siew Sou that boasts a savoury-sweet char siew filling encased in a buttery and flaky pastry.

391 Orchard Road, #04-19,
Takashimaya Shopping Centre,
Singapore 238872
Tel: +65 6735 2388
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat: 11am – 10.30pm
Sun: 10am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Somerset

The Dim Sum Place Singapore


DIM SUM PLACE


Sitting along the old-fashioned shophouses that line North Bridge Road is The Dim Sum Place. This place doles out good Cantonese dim sum with a creative local twist that will allow you to sample a unique mix of flavours in a single meal setting.

The best part? It is halal-certified so our Muslim friends can enjoy the dim sum, too!

791 North Bridge Road,
Singapore 198759
Tel: +65 6655 8787
Sun to Thu: 11am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 11pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 5am
Nearest Station: Lavender / Bugis

East Ocean


EAST OCEAN TEOCHEW RESTAURANT


Established in 1992, East Ocean Teochew Restaurant is known for serving traditional Teochew favourites such as steamed pomfret and its Hong Kong-style Teochew cuisine. It is one of the few Chinese restaurants in Singapore that still serve dim sum the traditional way by using dim sum trays.

You can get the usual range of dim sum such as Baked BBQ Pork Bun, Pan Fried Carrot Cake and Steamed Siew Mai, but the standout item is definitely the Steamed Custard Bun.

391 Orchard Road, #05-08/09 Ngee Ann City
Singapore 238872
Tel: +65 6235 9088
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Hua Ting Dim Sum


HUA TING


A celebrated stalwart in the Chinese fine dining scene for over two decades, Hua Ting Restaurant offers a revitalised menu that includes a repertoire of Cantonese classics and some modern interpretations.

Their signature Baked Mango Chicken Tartlet is encased in a crispy, buttery bo lo bun with bits of sweet, minced chicken and diced up ripe mangoes—it was so good we finished ours within seconds. Another item to look forward to is the Wok-fried Turnip Cake with House-made X.O. Sauce in Hot Stone Bowl.

442 Orchard Road,
Orchard Hotel Singapore, Level 2,
Singapore 238879
Tel: +65 6739 6666
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Imperial Treasure Custard Bun


IMPERIAL TREASURE CANTONESE CUISINE


Amongst all the Chinese cuisines out there, the Cantonese style is probably the most popular and diverse and Imperial Treasure Cantonese Cuisine is one such place where diners are never disappointed.

The restaurant offers an assortment of authentic Dim Sum daily as well. These refined small bites are exquisitely crafted by their chefs from Hong Kong that deliver consistent and great quality.

1 Kim Seng Promenade,
Singapore  237994
Tel: +65 6732 2232
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Sat: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Sun: 10.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Somerset

Man Fu Yuan Dim Sum


MAN FU YUAN


Situated on the second level of InterContinental Singapore, Man Fu Yuan boasts a sumptuous dim sum menu that bursts with classics like rice rolls, pan-fried radish cakes, and a variety of congees.

What we particularly fancy about their food is the way their brilliant chefs adopt modern culinary methods and apply them to traditional dim sum.

80 Middle Road,
Singapore 188966
Tel: +65 6825 1008
Mon to Sat: 11.45am – 3pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 11am – 3pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Bugis

Min Jiang Dim Sum


MIN JIANG


Located in the elegant Goodwood Park Hotel, the award-winning Min Jiang features a repertoire of popular Sichuan and Cantonese dishes, as well as a delectable dim sum selection, served on trolleys for lunch daily.

What you can look forward to include Steamed Wasabi Jellyfish Dumplings, Steamed BBQ Pork Buns and Crystal Shrimp Dumpling ‘Har Kau’.

22 Scotts Road
Goodwood Park Hotel
Singapore 228221
Tel: 6730 1704
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 11am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Mitzo Dim Sum


MITZO RESTAURANT & BAR


In the sea of Chinese restaurants in Singapore, Mitzo is by far the sleekest and sexiest around, and sitting along Orchard Road makes it a convenient spot to satisfy those dim sum cravings after all your shopping is done.

Everything is exquisitely handcrafted with premium ingredients and you get a wide selection from the Mitzo Premium Steamed Dim Sum Platter the Garden Deep-Fried Dim Sum Platter.

Level 4 Grand Park Orchard
270 Orchard Road
Singapore 238857
Tel: +65 6603 8855
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 2.30am, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard/Somerset

Mouth Restaurant Dim Sum


MOUTH RESTAURANT


Since 1988, Mouth Restaurant is the go-to restaurant in Singapore’s Chinatown for yum cha.

For dim sum, they offer a wide selection of 100 mouth-watering handmade dim sum including crowd favourites such as the Rainbow Har Gao, Squid Ink Char Siew Bun and the ever popular Liu Sha Bao.

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22 Cross Street #01-61
China Square Central South Bridge Court ShopHouse,
Singapore 048421
Tel: +65 6438 5798
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 4pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Chinatown / Telok Ayer

paradise teochew restaurant


PARADISE TEOCHEW


Embracing the roots of Teochew cuisine with an emphasis on natural flavours, light seasonings and fresh ingredients in its preparation of dishes, Paradise Teochew features a menu of over a hundred dishes of Teochew-style signatures coupled with an array of dim sum offerings.

6 Scotts Road, #03-04 Scotts Square,
Singapore 228209
Tel: +65 6538 0644
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 10.30am – 3.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Peach Garden Singapore


PEACH GARDEN


Peach Garden focuses on bringing to diners impeccable Chinese cuisine with the freshest premium ingredients under the hands of skilled chefs.

The view from its outlet at level 33 of OCBC Building is as impressive as their dim sum menu—especially their tasty Baked Egg Tarts and Steamed Shanghai Xiao Long Bao.

65 Chulia Street
#33-01 OCBC Centre
Tel: +65 6535 7833
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Raffles Place

Red Star


RED STAR RESTAURANT


Perhaps one of the few remaining authentic, old-school dim sum restaurants in Singapore—with middle-aged ladies pushing dim sum carts around—is Red Star Restaurant.

Red Star is nowhere near any of the finer dining dim sum concepts around, in fact, the restaurant is far from it. But what you can expect is a decent variety that encompasses the usual suspects such as chee cheong fun, har gau and more.

54 Chin Swee Road, #07-23,
Singapore 160054
Tel: +65 6532 5266
Mon to Sat: 8am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Sun: 7am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay

Shin Yeh Eight Immortals Dim Sum


SHIN YEH


Shin Yeh Restaurant serves up a myriad of authentic, well-cooked and delicious Taiwanese-inspired dim sum.

Other than the classic dim sum such as classic Steamed Chive Dumpling (S$4.20++ for 3) and Steamed Shrimp Dumpling ($4.80++ for 4), Shin Yeh also has an “Eight Immortals” Dim Sum platter (S$12++) which is insanely affordable and good for sharing.

177 River Valley Road
Liang Court Shopping Centre, #02-19
Tel: +65 6338 7337
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Sun: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay

Si Chuan Dou Hua Dim Sum


SI CHUAN DOU HUA


A premier fine dining Chinese restaurant, Si Chuan Dou Hua is a pioneer of Sichuan cuisine in Singapore and is renowned for its superb Sichuan and Cantonese cuisines.

Here is where you can indulge in a wide array of mouth-watering delicacies such as roast suckling pig, nutritious double boiled soups, and exquisite handcrafted dim sum—all expertly prepared by the restaurant’s team of master chefs.

181 Kitchener Road, Level 3,
Singapore 208533
Tel: +65 6428 3170
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Farrer Park

Song Garden Food


SONG GARDEN


Located on the second level of Mercure Singapore Bugis, this Cantonese restaurant astounds with its array of elaborate and mouth-watering contemporary dim sum offerings, from its Pan-seared ‘Otak’ Seafood Dumpling on Skewer to its Deep-Fried Charcoal Chili Crab Meat Ball.

The Mini Egg Tarts (S$4.20++ for 3 pieces) are far better than your traditional flaky egg tarts. Buttery, crumbly and filled with a luscious egg filling, this is undeniably one of the best renditions in Singapore. Otherwise, their Deep-Fried Charcoal Chili Crab Meat Ball and Lobster with Pumpkin Congee are showstoppers in their own rights too.

122 Middle Road
Mercure Singapore Bugis
Singapore 188973
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Bugis

Summer-Palace-Dim-Sum


SUMMER PALACE RESTAURANT


Awarded the Michelin one-star back in 2017, Summer Palace is where one can savour classic Cantonese dishes and an extensive selection of dim sum delicacies. Helmed by two experienced Hong Kong chefs with more than 20 years of experience, what you can hope to find will never be anything short of pure indulgence.

We are huge fans of their Stir-Fried Turnip Cake with XO Sauce as well as their Lobster dumplings.

1 Cuscaden Road,
Regent Singapore, A Four Seasons Hotel
Singapore 249715
Tel: +65 6725 3288
Mon to Sat: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Swatow Dim Sum


SWATOW SEAFOOD RESTAURANT


Nestled in the heartland area of Toa Payoh, Swatow Seafood Restaurant is an old-school restaurant that gives us all that sense of familiarity the second we step foot inside.

Besides their array of seafood dishes—that we love too— they also offer handmade Hong Kong-style dim sum in the day with the likes of with the likes of Golden Custard Bun, Fresh Scallop Dumpling and Paper Wrapped Chicken.

181 Toa Payoh Lorong 4, #02-602
Singapore 310181
Tel: +65 6363 1717
Daily: 8am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Toa Payoh

swee choon


SWEE CHOON TIM SUM RESTAURANT


Located in the heart of Jalan Besar, Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant is a hit among supper-goers who often flock there as late as midnight. This humble dim sum eatery offers some of the best Chinese cuisines in Singapore and at a fairly affordable price point too.

From delectable soups to steamed Dim Sum and kitchen special cooked dishes, its extensive menu is reflective of the restaurant’s efforts to cater to every palate.

191 Jalan Besar,
Singapore 208882
Tel: +65 6225 7788
(Closed on Tuesdays)
Mon to Sat: 11am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 6am
Sun: 10am – 3pm, 6pm – 6am
Nearest Station: Farrer Park

Taste Paradise Custard Bun


TASTE PARADISE


Hailed as one of Singapore’s best Chinese restaurants, Taste Paradise is a favourite establishment amongst discerning diners. Long queues often form outside this opulent restaurant at Ion Orchard and prices remain reasonable despite the soaring demands.

Treat yourselves to Taste Paradise’s sumptuous dim sum and do make it a point to allocate stomach space for their best-selling Classic Shark’s Fin in Supreme Broth accompanied with a Crispy Spring Roll served in Japanese Stone Pot.

2 Orchard Turn
#04-07 Ion Orchard
Singapore 238801
Tel: +65 6509 9660
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Sat to Sun: 11am – 4.30pm, 6pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Tim Ho Wan Dim Sum


TIM HO WAN


Hailing from Hong Kong and perhaps one of the biggest openings here in Singapore is dim sum chain, Tim Ho Wan. With certain outlets open for 24-hours, this is another supper spot to consider should the likes of steamed, baked or fried dim sum peak your fancy.

We are huge fans of their Baked Bun with BBQ Pork, Spicy and Sour Dumplings and the hugely underrated Vermicelli Roll with Shrimp.

68 Orchard Rd, 01-29A/52,
Plaza Singapura,
Singapore 238839
Tel: +65 6251 2000
Mon to Fri: 10am – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Dhoby Ghaut

Tunglok Teahouse Piglet Buns


TUNGLOK TEAHOUSE


One of the places we frequent is TungLok Teahouse for their delectable, handcrafted dim sum. This casual dining restaurant has extremely competitive prices.

If you’re the sort that goes absolutely mental at the sight of cutesy dim sum then the Mini Piglet BBQ Buns at TungLok Teahouse is sure to leave an impression. Do try their signature Steamed Siew Mai with Quail Egg and Truffle as well—it is mind-blowing to say the least.

10 Sinaran Drive, #01-73 Square 2
Singapore 307506
Tel: +65 6893 1123
Mon to Fri: 11am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 3pm, 3pm – 5pm (high tea), 5.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Novena

Victor Kitchen


VICTOR’S KITCHEN


Presumably having one of the best custard buns around, Victor’s Kitchen is a name that needs no introduction. Tucked away inside Sunshine Plaza, this dim sum eatery is a popular haunt among students and office workers.

Despite being a fairly affordable option in town, we must admit that their dim sum is good but not exactly our idea of mind-blowing. Still, if you happen to find yourself in the area, then Victor’s Kitchen is no doubt a good spot for you to get your hunger sorted.

91 Bencoolen Street, #01-49
Sunshine Plaza,
Singapore 189652
Tel: +65 9838 2851
Daily: 10.30am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Bencoolen

Wah Lok Char Siew Bao


WAH LOK


Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant in Carlton Hotel is one of the most well-known Chinese restaurants in Singapore—and for good reason. With a long list of awards to its name, Wah Lok is a popular destination for dim sum enthusiasts.

On their menu, you will find familiar classics—Baked Barbecue Pork Buns and Steamed Crab Meat & Egg White Dumplings are just some to name.

76 Bras Basah Road
Carlton Hotel Singapore
Tel: +65 6311 8188
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 11am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: City Hall

Xin Cuisine Custard Buns


XIN CUISINE


Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium Hotel’s Chinese restaurant Xin Cuisine remains relatively under the radar and is a great place to have dim sum in peace without breaking the bank.

Enjoy the ultimate dining experience with its elegant interiors that exude a warm and vibrant ambience, coupled with their range of innovative dim sum creations—courtesy of award-winning Dim Sum Chef Cheung Kim Nam.

Holiday Inn Atrium
317 Outram Road
Tel: +65 6731 7173
Mon to Sat: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 10.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Outram Park

yan liu sha bao


YÀN


Yàn is a sophisticated Cantonese restaurant that sits on the fifth floor of the stunning National Gallery Singapore, and we are completely in love with the restaurant’s chinoiserie-chic vibes and a menu of elegant Cantonese cuisine.

The Dim Sum Combination Platter (S$18++) features six delicate bite-size treats, and is a great sampler if you cannot decide on which dim sum dish to order!

1 St. Andrew’s Road, #05-02
National Gallery Singapore
Singapore 178957
Tel: +65 63845585
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: City Hall

Yan Ting Dim Sum


YAN TING


This Chinese restaurant at The St. Regis Singapore is classy and exudes a note of understated elegance. Prices are slightly steeper, but for its fine food, it has won fans from all over the region.

If you are planning to have a dim sum brunch at Yan Ting on the weekends, reservations are highly recommended.

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29 Tanglin Road
The St. Regis Singapore
Tel: +65 6506 6887
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard