15 of the best restaurants for weekend dim sum in Hong Kong

No weekend in Hong Kong would be complete without sampling some delicious dim sum, and there are any number of delicious options available for weekend brunch or dinner, or simply whenever you’re feeling peckish.

Updated on 09 December 2020

15 of the best restaurants for weekend dim sum in Hong Kong

Maxim’s Palace Central City Hall 

Cities throughout the world have one. An institution for weekend dim sum that has been passed through the generations – crowded, bustling, noisy, not the best, but adored without excpetion. Maxim's Palace deftly falls into that category. It’s a cut above many such institutions, with its sense of occasion: big windows, big chandeliers, white tablecloths and dim sum trolleys at the ready, serving the full gamut of tasty temptations. Cheap it is, charming or particularly cheerful it ain’t.  

Address: 2nd Floor, Low BLK, Hong King City Hall, Central

Above & Beyond Hong Kong restaurant table setting with flowers and dim sum basket

Above and Beyond

Epic views of the Hong Kong skyline combined with food from a kitchen that continues to play to the top of its game make this, for many, the apotheosis of Sunday lunchtime treats. Try the port or shrimp and sea cucumber dumplings from a dim sum platter and enjoy the dazzling interiors designed by the late Sir Terrence Conran.  

Address: Hotel Icon, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon

Celestial Court restaurant marble interior entrance area

Celestial Court

Forgive the muted ambience of this Cantonese restaurant decked out in burlwood panels and raw silk wall coverings, as the food here is first class. Don’t miss the unimpeachable char siu baos (steamed pork buns) and exquisite shrimp dumplings washed down with a range of wonderful teas. The world will be a better place. 

Address: 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Lei Garden Mong Kok 

Packed to the gills with hungry regulars who make this their canteen of choice for first-rate fried noodles, soup and moreish casseroled chicken. No prizes for the decor unless you’re a student of patterned, heavy carpets, sit-up-straight chairs and stiff white table-cloths. Service exemplary. 

Address: 121 Sai Yee Street, Mongkok 

Duddell's Hong Kong restaurant interior yellow seats long table


For a combination of art and amazing though fairly pricey food, head to this stylish restaurant in the Central neighbourhood, and sample such delights as siu mai (pork and shrimp dumplings) and abalone puffs that come with diced chicken. 

Address: Level 3, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central

Dim Sum Library

The mall in Admiralty is home to this innovative, gastronomic restaurant by the estimable Aqua Group, with all the stylish razzamatazz and clever design that that entails. It has become a destination for dim sum aficionados, who go a bundle on the likes of wagyu puffs, truffle har gao and ginger lobster bao. 

Address: 124/Level 1, Pacific Place, Admiralty

Fook Lam Moon

This nicely decked-out landmark in Wan Chai reels in a discerning crowd with assured cooking. It’s a weekend destination for well heeled Hong Kong families who jump at the chance to sample this level of dim sum. Don’t miss the honey-glazed char sui and exquisite har gau and siu mai (shrimp and pork dumplings). 

Address: Johnston Road, 33-45, Shop 3

Yan Toh Heen 

What’s not to like about the combination of a prime harbourside location together with exceptional Cantonese cuisine and a ritzy setting? The dim sum menu is its match, delivered by an A1 brigade playing to the top of its game.  

Address: Inter-Continental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui 

Lei Garden IFC 

Perfectly located for financiers in need of a lunchtime fix, Lei Garden has shed its 70s patina to become a swish, dim sum focused canteen with a range of menus to aid speedy lunchtime eating at reasonable prices. Understandably popular. Often frenetic.  

Address: Shop 3008-11, 3/F, International Finance Centre 

Ming Court

Despite being an indulgent treat on account of its well-mannered setting and tip-top service, there is something missing here in terms of feel-good factor. No such problems with the food and drink which nails it on all fronts, including some first-rate dim sum.   

Address: Level 6, Cordis, 555 Shanghai St, Mong Kok

Lung King Heen 

Great views of Victoria Harbour are hardly the point at this Four Seasons jewel that is the best and most luxurious dim sum restaurant in HK. Delicately crafted, beautifully presented, this is an experience that transcends category dining. Service with precision and pride. Note that dim sum is only served at lunchtime. 

Address: 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui


If you’re looking for traditional fare at a great price, there are now a few of these restaurants dotted across Hong Kong including this particular favourite in the Hung Hom area. The decor may not be up to much but rave reviews flood in for the original Chinese cooking, of meat, fish and vegetablesall at very reasonable prices. Take note of the celebrated har-grow or siu. Not the best for instagram but a great filling station. 

Address: Wuhu Street, Hung Hom area

Tim Ho Wan restaurant variety of dim sum in steamer baskets

Tim Ho Wan

Tim Ho Wan has been a great asset to the North Point culinary scene ever since it was spotted by Mr Michelin at the end of the noughties. Unsurprisingly it’s on most lists, and justifiably so, with food this good and prices this low. Colourful, frenetic, sometimes chaotic, it’s a pastiche of what makes Hong Kong great.  

Address: North Point, Wharf Road, Seaview Building

Lei Garden Kwun Tong 

Ignore the dining-room's somewhat corporate feel – shades of the boardroom circa 1990 – there’s a savvy kitchen behind the scenes. Soup, sautéed pork or beef, or casserole rich in spices alongside crispy duck reward the gastronome handsomely. 

Address: Shop L5-8, 5/F, APM Millennium City 5, 418 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong 

Tin Lung Heen

Luxury, views and Michelin stars are just the start of the Tin Lung Heen experience but for many it’s the weekend dim sum for which they travel. Try steamed turnip cake with fish maw in chili sauce or fresh shrimp dumplings washed down with mind-blowing tea.  

Address: 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon 

Dim Sum Icon

If you’ve got children, or just an infectious sense of fun, you may wish to try this place – either the branch in TST or the one in Central. As well as dim sum at reasonable prices, don’t miss the cartoon chocolate buns that have a cheeky twist. CURRENTLY CLOSED

Address: Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui