18 Dim Sum Restaurants In Hong Kong That Are Worth Flying There For

Dim Sum Restaurants Hong Kong

In this day and age, it’s hard to find anyone who hasn’t heard of dim sum. This popular Cantonese tea-time delight has seen immense popularity all over the world and truth be told, you could even find places selling them in the far reaches of Europe. 

However, contrary to popular understanding, to the locals in Hong Kong, dim sum is more than just a tea time snack—it is ingrained as part of their lifestyle and more often than not, a meal that brings their family and loved ones together.

From enjoying dim sum at a boisterous cha chaan teng with the common folk or even at a prestigious Michelin-starred restaurant where the classic dim sum is given a shot of elegance and grandeur, here are 18 dim sum restaurants in Hong Kong you should definitely try. 

Chuk Yuen Seafood Restaurant Hong Kong


Talk about a family-friendly seafood restaurant in Hong Kong, and locals would probably direct you to Chuk Yuen Seafood Restaurant.

That old establishment has been around for decades and today, it remains a popular haunt for locals when they want an unpretentious and good meal with family and friends.

Chuk Yuen Dim Sum

On its menu, you have a great variety of dim sum and seafood favourites. Notable dim sum dishes are Egg Tarts (HK$21), Steamed Shrimp Dumpling (HK$39), Steamed Siew Mai (HK$29) and Baked BBQ Pork Buns (HK$26).

28 Hankow Rd, Hong Kong Pacific Centre
Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: +852 2722 0633
Mon to Sat: 11am – 12midnight
Sun & PH: 10am – 12midnight
Nearest Station: Tsim Sha Shui

Dim Dim Sum


Probably one of the more well-known dim sum restaurant chains in Hong Kong, Dim Dim Sum is a wallet-friendly option for locals and tourists in search of affordable and creative dim sum.

Besides the traditional Har Gau, Siew Mai and Steamed Spareribs with Black Bean Sauce, diners are also treated to an interesting range of dim sum options such as Pineapple Bun with Pineapple Custard Filling, Japanese-style Siew Mai and Chicken and Black Truffle Pot Pie.

Dim Dim Sum Hong Kong

Their Salted Egg Yolk Custard Buns come in adorable piggy shapes are extremely photogenic for your social media feed!

G/F, Man Wah Building
23 Man Ying Street, Jordan
Tel: +852 2771 7766
Daily: 10am – 1am
Nearest MTR: Jordan

Duddell Hong Kong


If you are looking for a place that impresses, Duddell’s at Central does that with their exquisite dim sum creations, hearty Cantonese soups and posh interior—they even have their own rooftop bar.


Awarded with two stars in Michelin Guide Hong Kong 2015, the restaurant is the choice destination for business meetings, family reunions and a date with your significant half.

On their dim sum menu, you will find Shrimp Dumpling with Matsutake Mushroom, Pork and Shrimp Dumpling with Scallop and Caviar, Steamed Barbecued Iberia Pork Bun… and the list goes on.

Level 3, Shanghai Tang Mansion
1 Duddell Street, Central
Tel: + 852 2525 9191
Mon to Sat: 12pm – 12am
Sun: 12pm – 11pm
Nearest MTR: Central

Dynasty Restaurant


Award-winning Chinese restaurant Dynasty sits within the space of the elegant Renaissance Harbour View Hotel and while prices may be slightly steeper than the casual dim sum restaurants, this is where you will find amazing dim sum that comes with generous ingredients.

Dynasty Restaurant Dim Sum

Besides their legendary Barbecued Pork, some crowd-favourites that can never go wrong are the Baked Crab Gratin and Baked Char Siu Pineapple Bun.

Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong
1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2802 8888
Mon to Sat: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest MTR: Wan Chai

Custard Bun


Fook Lam Moon’s primary clientele comprises the rich and famous in Hong Kong—dining at this 1-Michelin Starred restaurant is a bragging right on its own.

While you can most definitely expect only the best ingredients to go into the dim sum, the high price tag is not for all to digest. While the place may appear slightly snobbish, there is a reason why the restaurant is ever popular among the socialites over the weekends. And yes, their dim sum is pretty elegant.

Shop 3, G/F, Newman House
35-45 Johnston Road, Wan Chai
Tel: +852 2866 0663
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Nearest MTR: Wan Chai

Fu Sing Seafood Restaurant


Fu Sing Seafood Restaurant is not at all pretentious and their traditional outlook is one reason why it makes the dining experience all the more authentic. They may be known for their shark’s fin but we would go for their dim sum any day.

Fu Sing Baked BBQ Buns

Filled with the sweetest char siew fillings in an airily soft bun, Fu Sing’s Baked BBQ Pork Buns are the best that we’ve had in Hong Kong—that pillowy bun came with a full centre of char siew fillings and a crusty pineapple-shaped top. Other than that, the Steamed Rice Rolls with Dough Stick and Carrot Cake are excellent choices too.

Fu Sing

Fu Sing Seafood Restaurant has three outlets in Hong Kong—Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and Central.

1/F, 68 Yee Woo Street, Causeway Bay
Tel: +852 2504 4228
Mon to Sat: 11am – 11pm
Sun & PH: 10.30am – 11pm
Nearest MTR: Causeway Bay

Jade Garden Dim Sum


Founded by leading F&B organisation Maxim’s Group, Jade Garden is a dim sum chain that is popular among families for their wide range of dim sum options and classic Cantonese dishes.

Jade Garden

Dim sum is served on trolleys (so you get the true yum cha experience) and you get to pick what you like among the varieties on offer that day. Besides that, the restaurant also has dishes that are suitable for communal dining as well.

803-803A, Level 8
Grand Century Place
Mongkok, Kowloon
Tel: +852 2573 9339
Daily: 7.30am – 4pm, 5.30pm – 11.30pm
Nearest MTR: Prince Edward

King's Dim Sum


The best part about dim sum is that it can be enjoyed at any time of the day—whether its breakfast, tea or even supper. King’s Dim Sum is a hole-in-the-wall dim sum eatery in Causeway Bay which serves dim sum from 7am to 11.30pm.

King's Dim Sum Hong Kong

Prices are considered reasonable here and the eatery even has a translated menu in English so tourists do not have to be shy about ordering. Although not as famous as the other big names, King’s Dim Sum is still an underrated place worth checking out.

Siki Centre, 23 Jardine’s Bazaar
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2325 5010
Daily: 7am – 11.30pm
Nearest MTR: Tin Hau

Dim Sum


Established in 1973, Lei Garden is a very successful international dim sum brand that originally started off as a traditional Cantonese-style restaurant. The 1-Michelin Starred restaurant now has 24 branches in neighbouring countries such as Singapore and China too.

The food is consistently remarkable and always reliable no matter which branch you go to or when you visit. Among what we ordered, their Steamed Custard Stuffed Buns, with its molten centre, left a deep impression on our minds. Other notable items on the menu are the Pan-fried Pork Dumpling topped with rice nest and Deep-fried Taro Dumplings.

10/F, Times Square
1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay
Tel: +852 2506 3828
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Nearest MTR: Causeway Bay

Lin Heung Tea House


Having been around for decades, Lin Heung Tea House is one of the oldest teahouses in Hong Kong—that will remind you of old Hong Kong in the 60s and 70s—and it is conveniently located at the bustling Wellington Street.

Lin Heung

Do not be surprised if you are put on the waiting list as the restaurant sees a snaking line in the mornings which mostly consists of loyal patrons who make it a point to head back time and again for their dim sum which is served on trolleys by waitstaff who has been working there for decades.

160-164 Wellington Street
Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2544 4556
Daily: 6am – 10pm (dim sum untill 3.30pm only)
Nearest MTR: Sheung Wan

Luk Yu Teahouse


An institution that has been around long enough to be labelled as an icon in the Hong Kong dining scene, Luk Yu Tea House is very traditional and its setup is akin to what you see in Hong Kong dramas—complete with ancient touches of jades and marbles, sans the gangsters, of course.

Luk Yu Tea House

Prices may not be the most affordable on the list and there is no good service to speak of here too but this is one place to check out for an authentic dim sum experience when you are in Hong Kong.

Diners will find the usual dim sum staples such as Egg Tarts, Har Gau and pau with various fillings on the menu.

24-26 Stanley Street, Central
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2523 5464
Daily: 7am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Central



One of the most prominent names when it comes to dim sum, Maxim’s Palace at Central is MASSIVE—fitting up to 500 diners in one seating so you can expect the place to always be lively and bustling.

Maxim Palace dim sum

The restaurant serves their dim sum in trolleys that are filled with a hundred varieties of dim sum and signature dishes—all prepared fresh from the kitchen daily. With so many choices, there is always a reason to head back for more.

Maxim's Palace dim sum

Enjoy a splendid selection of dim sum with the likes of chee cheong fun, taro puffs, har gau and other refined Cantonese fares.

3/F, City Hall 5-7 Edinburgh Place
Tel: +852 2521 1303
Mon to Sat: 11am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 11.30pm
Sun & PH: 9am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 11.30pm
Nearest Station: Central

One Dim Sum HK


After earning their one Michelin star in 2012, One Dim Sum has been gaining a steady reputation for their affordable dim sum and that also means that the restaurant is packed with regulars who return often for its much-lauded dim sum.

One Dim Sum

Everything on the menu is pleasantly affordable and nothing is above HK$28. You can indulge in a range of dim sum— be it the Steamed Vermicelli Rolls to buns and congees.

Shop 1 & 2, G/F, Kenwood Mansion
15 Playing Field Road, Prince Edward
Tel: +852 2789 2280
Mon to Fri: 10.30am – 12.30am
Sat & Sun: 9.30am – 12.30am
Nearest MTR: Prince Edward (Exit A)

Sun Hing


To satisfy your late-night or early morning dim sum craving, Sun Hing Restaurant in Kennedy Town is a chaotic dining establishment where diners eat and leave once they are done with their meal.

Sun Hing Restaurant

Look out for the dim sum counter where you can choose your own dim sum but the locals will encourage you to wait for the special dishes that are freshly prepared every hour. Don’t miss out on their signature Custard Bun—it has been making rounds on Instagram for its photogenic custard lava.

Shop C, G/F, 8 Smithfield Road
Kennedy Town
Tel: +852 2816 0616
Daily: 3am – 4pm
Nearest MTR: Kennedy Town

Tim Ho Wan


Since its rapid international expansion, much has been said about the dipping standards of this one-Michelin starred dim sum empire. Even so, that has not deterred many tourists from visiting them and the queues are never-ending.

Tim Ho Wan Hong Kong

Diners may not find a large variety of dim sum but their selective menu is good for the undecided. Go for their famous Baked BBQ Pork Bun and Steamed Egg Cake.

G/F, 9-11 Fuk Wing Street
Sham Shui Po
Tel: +852 2788 1226
Daily: 8am – 10pm
Nearest MTR: Sham Shui Po

Tin Lung Heen


An upscale Cantonese restaurant situated in the swanky Ritz Carlton Hong Kong, Tin Lung Heen boasts an unbeatable view of the city’s skyline and dim sum that’s literally fit for royalty.

Tin Lung Heen Dim Sum

The menu sprawls across many categories, including roast meat, vegetables, dim sum, but the must-try dish is its Iberian Pork. Its fine dim sum coupled with spectacular views from the 102nd floor makes Tin Lung Heen a must-visit destination in Hong Kong.

102/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
International Commerce Centre
1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: +852 2263 2270
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest MTR: Kowloon

West Villa


There is nothing fancy about the place that will catch your attention. In fact, West Villa is an old and traditional-looking restaurant at Causeway Bay you will probably skip if you aren’t looking out for it.

However, diners will be delighted to know that they take their roasts and braised meats seriously and one that you should really consider ordering is their BBQ Pork.

5/F Lee Gardens One
33 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay
Tel: +852 2882 2100
Daily: 11am – 11.30pm
Nearest MTR: Causeway Bay

Yan Toh Heen Restaurant


2-Michelin Starred restaurant, Yan Toh Heen, within InterContinental Hong Kong has received raving reviews for their Cantonese delights. Guests dine in an elegant setting, decked out in jade decor and have a chance to taste Executive Chef Lau Yiu Fai’s master creations.

Yan Toh Heen

Baked Roasted Duck & Taro Buns, Steamed Barbecued Pork Buns and Steamed Prawn and Bamboo Shoot Dumplings are just some items on the menu to name.

G/F, InterContinental Hong Kong
18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: +852 2721 1211
Mon to Sat: 12pm – 2pm, 6pm – 11pm
Sun & PH: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Tsim Sha Tsui