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Originally published by Gigi Wong. Last updated by Alisa Chau and Gabriella Lynn.
Forget stale and cold dim sum buffets, slowly wilting away underneath a subpar heating lamp— there is nothing better than made-to-order dim sum coming straight from the kitchen to your table, elegantly served in bamboo baskets. Chuck in an all-you-can-eat deal and you can chow down on as many fluffy char siu bao and meaty siu mai as you desire!
If just reading the above has triggered your appetite for this Chinese delight, read on to see our picks of the best all-you-can-eat dim sum deals in Hong Kong, where you can savour more than 30 varieties of Cantonese delicacies at different price points.
Here’s something for those with a formidable appetite. Located in Tsuen Wan, Sheung Moon Chinese Cuisine offers all-you-can-eat dim sum every day at bargain prices, including weekends and public holidays for an additional fee (starting from $8).
You can indulge in all kinds of buns and bite-sized delicacies. The dining period is divided into lunch from 11 am, teatime from 2 pm, and dinner from 6 pm, but you’re welcome to eat out for the whole five-and-a-half hours, should you be able to stomach it.
Food-wise, it serves understated but palatable cuisine, including Tainan-style Ta-a noodles, Mongolian lava egg custard buns, and the signature pork-stuffed Goubuli steamed buns. Considering that it’s very competitively priced, the dining experience is bound to be a bit cramped, so be prepared to sit back-to-back with other patrons.
Sheung Moon Chinese Cuisine, 12/F, Emperor Plaza, 55 Chung On Street, Tsuen Wan
Evoking nostalgia for family yum cha (飲茶; traditional dim sum and tea brunch) sessions, this homely space presents a bang-for-your-buck deal of up to 50 varieties of old-school dim sum plates. If you are looking to try something special, the menu also offers signature siu mai (燒賣) of the pork, shrimp, and mushroom varieties, loaded congees, wok-fried main dishes, and greens. Some standout options are definitely the dai pai dong-style snacks, the distinct pork liver siu mai, and the ginger and spring onion beef puff.
The all-you-can-eat deal is available from Mondays to Fridays for just $98, and $118 over the weekends and public holidays. Be sure to swing by for your 90-minute meal during one of two of the daily sessions, which start from 11.45 am and 1.30 pm.
Fai Gor Gourmet, 2/F, Place 18, 18 Cheong Lok Street, Jordan | (+852) 2606 7278
Bringing stylishness and new-school flair to dim sum, Ming Bistro specialises in Chinese cooking that fleshes out newfangled flavours from regional cuisines. When you’re out and about in Causeway Bay, head on over to feast on quality dim sum for as little as $148.
Classic small bites have been revamped with a chic touch, like the stuffed glutinous rice mochi now dipped in a coating of berry-red puffed rice crisps, or the lava char siu buns. Tuck into a brilliant roster of items for a full 90 minutes, and be sure to take some cute snaps of the hexagonal bamboo steamers and quirky presentations that are doled out.
Ming Bistro, Shop 1201, 12/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay
If you like your dim sum with a spiced kick, Sichuan Lab has put together a sizzling line of delicacies that will delight your lust for the piquant. Embodying the signature seven flavours of Sichuan cuisine—sweet, sour, peppery, hot and spicy, bitter, fragrant, and salty—beloved Cantonese delights blend seamlessly with this fiery regional fare.
Step into the sleek gilded restaurant and make the most out of its open salad bar filled with deliciousness, which include sliced pork in garlic and sweet soy sauce and hot and sour flat noodles. Each made-to-order, indulge in freshly-made Sichuanese food like kung pao chicken or the flaming poached mandarin fish slices in chilli broth.
The menu is all-you-can-eat for 90 minutes and can be ordered on weekends as well as public holidays (starting from $168). If you’re feeling fancy, you can also upgrade the meal with 90 minutes of free-flow Prosecco ($108).
Sichuan Lab, G/F, 28 Tai Wo Street, Wan Chai | (+852) 9821 1066
Situated in Harbour City at Tsim Sha Tsui is the stylish and elegant Dim Sum Bar, and it’s not like the typical dim sum diners you’ll find in town. With a touch of modernism, it boasts an exquisite crimson interior, and much like its décor, the restaurant offers elegant dishes made with top-tier ingredients. Highlights include the classic variety of steamed dumplings filled with an assortment of flavourful meats. The precision-made steamed beef and pork balls with beancurd sheet, replete with vigorous meaty flavours, are also stunning.
For a two-hour dining limit, the all-you-can-eat teatime dim sum ($188) is an incredible steal; dishes that normally cost $50 and upwards can now be served endlessly to your table.
Dim Sum Bar, Shop G103, G/F, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, 3–27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2175 3100
Up for a culinary journey brimming with scrumptious eats and a panoramic sea view? This classy establishment provides gorgeous views of Hong Kong Island to accompany its free-flow dining experience. For $188 between the hours of 11.30 am to 4.30 pm, Nanhai No. 1 plates up selected Chinese dishes, including dim sum, seafood, meat, and vegetables.
Delight in classics like pan-fried radish cake and braised e-fu noodles whilst exploring exciting twists like the pan-fried green tea cake and crispy cod samosa. There are also exquisite vegetarian bites like the black truffle vegetarian dumpling and fungus with aged vinegar for those who are looking for meatless delicacies.
As a complementary palate cleanser, recommended red and white wines are available on the side at $100 for two glasses. Say cheers to great food with a gorgeous view!
Nanhai No. 1, 30/F & 31/F, iSquare, 63 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2487 3688
For a delectable dim sum and seafood selection that has been steamed to perfection, head over to Sing Yin at W Hotel, which hosts a cosy setting to top-notch iterations of Cantonese comfort food. Each afternoon tea session takes place between 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm daily for $268 from Mondays to Thursdays, and $288 on weekends and public holidays.
Guests are allotted three rounds per person for ordering, though there is no limit on how many boxes to tick on each round. Adding a sophisticated edge to well-known and much-loved items, the signature wok-fried rice flour rolls in Sing Yin signature XO chilli sauce and baked Ibérico pork puffs with sesame show an eye for contemporary reworks.
Sing Yin, 1/F, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon | (+852) 3717 2222
Boasting an artfully styled interior nestled within the 1880s colonial Tai Kwun building, Madame Fù is an artistic oasis of cushy comforts and fabulous eats. Helmed by Chef Mo, the daily free-flow dim sum meal showcases a beautiful range of Cantonese flavours. Running between the hours of 11 am to 3 pm, a 90-minute session costs $278 per person.
For an extra $280, there is also a two-hour-long free-flow package of sparkling, red, and white wine available to wash it all down. Be sure to dig into a helping of Chef Mo’s exclusive crystal shrimp dumpling which has been perfected using his secret al dente technique. For a fun spin on classic dim sum, try the fusion items like the mozzarella spinach and bamboo pith dumpling and the assorted mushroom and black truffle dumpling.
Madame Fu, 3/F, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central | (+852) 2114 2118
Fixed at the junction between busy Nathan Road and Middle Road, The Kowloon Hotel’s Cantonese restaurant Loong Yat Heen hosts a two-hour all-you-can-eat lunch ($323) that’s fit for a chilled afternoon pick-me-up. From Mondays to Fridays, enjoy a full spread of varied and delectable dim sum during the hours of 1.15 pm to 3.15 pm.
From steamed crab meat and vegetable dumplings to minced fish soup with snow fungus, there is a treasure trove of things to try out. For a trip down memory lane, order any of the six “nostalgic” food items on the list, such as the bouncy quail egg and pork siu mai and the deep-fried shrimp toast with mayo.
Loong Yat Heen, 2/F The Kowloon Hotel, 19–21 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
With a spectacular view of Victoria Harbour, Tao Li is a choice dining space that brings authentic Cantonese cuisine to new heights, pairing top-notch cooking with elegant presentation. A yum cha experience that has you covered from appetisers to dessert, this all-you-can-eat offer is available Mondays to Fridays from 12 pm to 2.30 pm.
Choose from a rotation of over 20 entrées, like barbecued pork neck with lemongrass and honey, amongst other goodies such as steamed rice flour rolls with shredded chicken and matsutake or simmered crabmeat dumpling in supreme soup. The deal requires a minimum of two diners and costs $740 in total, levelling out to $370 per head.
Tao Li, 2/F, 72 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2313 4222
The best part about dim sum is being able to have a little bit of everything. Head over to The Mira between Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays, at 11.30 am for a two-hour-long feast that gives you a well-rounded taste of Chinese cuisine. Those who like the sweeter things in life should be happy to find out that there are always up to seven freshly made dessert options on the roster, with the dessert soup being updated daily.
Of course, must-eat items on the dim sum checklist like steamed barbecue pork bun and steamed rice flour rolls stuffed with prawns are still up for grabs. The offer costs $388 per person and can be booked via WhatsApp at (+852) 6273 3588 or The Mira’s website.
Cuisine Cuisine, 3/F, The Mira Hong Kong, Mira Place, 118–130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Step back in time upon entering The Chinese Restaurant, as its 1920s-inspired décor is reminiscent of an old-school teahouse where people used to spend their days chatting over scrumptious bites and steamy fragrant brews. Located within the Hyatt Regency, this classy dining room shows a broad variety of distinctive Chinese eats and amazing dim sum.
At $348 per person, the assortment of delights is offered daily from 10 am to 2.30 pm, with a 20 percent added discount if you return the table before noon. Indulge in some juicy barbecued pork and crispy shrimp spring rolls while lounging with your loved ones.
The Chinese Restaurant, 3/F, Hyatt Regency, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 3721 7788
What better way to savour a weekend brunch than swathed in the lap of art and style? A chic getaway in the heart of busy Central, Duddell’s gathers swanky curations to put on display in a sleek yet inviting interior space designed by Ilse Crawford and marrying it with mouth-watering eats devised by an in-house Michelin-starred team.
Swing by for the weekend salon brunch ($588) and savour the best of classic dim sum items. Nibble on plump pork and shrimp dumpling with crab roe, heavenly Peking duck, and crunchy deep-fried bean curd roll, with an unending stream of beverages to boot. Turn that into a boozy brunch by trying the espresso martini as part of the free-flow option ($888), premium package ($1,208), or Krug prestige package ($1,988).
Duddell’s, 1 Duddell Street, Central | (+852) 2525 9191
We all know that “the early bird gets the worm,” and morning people are in for a delicious treat at The Atrium Chinese Restaurant. Located in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), the restaurant is offering a special weekend and holiday dim sum buffet from 10 am to 12 pm so you can tour fairs on a full and happy stomach!
All guests can enjoy a complimentary platter of wok-fried abalone, stuffed crab shell, and more, plus one seafood and bamboo pith dumpling in supreme soup. Feast on a biweekly rotation of dim sum, veggies, and desserts from Sichuan-style siu mai to hearty soups for $358 per person, but do keep in mind that a minimum booking of two parties is required.
The Atrium Chinese Restaurant, 1/F, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai | (+852) 2582 7332