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

Posted on 11 October 2018

Whether you are a new or regular visitor to Hong Kong island, no trip 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 peckis

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

Above and Beyond

For a top notch dining experience you can’t go wrong if you choose this restaurant situated in Hotel Icon at Tsim Sha Tsui East. Here you can enjoy a delicious dim sum platter while admiring stunning skyline views – perfect for Sunday brunch. We loved the steamed pork dumplings and baked abalone tart.

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

Celestial Court restaurant marble interior entrance area

 

Celestial Court

This award-winning Cantonese restaurant is found in Tsim Sha Tsui and, for a traditional and classic dim sum experience, the food speaks for itself. From a menu packed with amazing dishes, it’s hard to pick out favourites, but if we had to choose one, it would be the char siu baos.

Address: 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

 

DimDimSum

If you want to start with traditional fare at a reasonable price, there are now a few of these restaurants dotted across Hong Kong including this particular favourite in the Hung Hom area. Here you can be assured of typical Chinese dim sum such as har-gow and siu mai.

Address: Wuhu Street, Hung Hom area

 

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.

Address: Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

 

Dim Sum Library dim sum trio on banana leaf

Dim Sum Library

The mall in Admiralty is home to this innovative, gastronomic restaurant that has become the current place to go for discerning seekers of great dim sum, including the likes of wagyu puffs and ginger lobster bao.

Address: 124/Level 1, Pacific Place, Admiralty

 

Duddell's Hong Kong restaurant interior yellow seats long table

Duddell's

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

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

 

Fook Lam Moon

Although eating here won't come cheap, in the Wan Chai neighbourhood, this Fook Lam Moon has a great reputation. Our picks from a varied menu include the heavenly pork dumplings and the honey-glazed char sui.

Address: Johnston Road, 33-45, Shop 3

 

Tim Ho Wan restaurant variety of dim sum in steamer baskets

Tim Ho Wan

A list of the best places to try dim sum wouldn’t be complete without this dim sum outlet at North Point that some consider to be the best in the city. Such great food and low prices inevitably mean queues, but trust us when we say the wait is worth it.

Address: North Point, Wharf Road, Seaview Building