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Top 10 Best Dim Sum in Singapore and according to Google Maps

In the heart of Singapore’s bustling culinary landscape, dim sum emerges as a beloved and enticing facet of Chinese cuisine. Hailing from the traditions of Cantonese culinary artistry, dim sum presents a delectable array of bite-sized portions, each a masterpiece in its own right. Served in small steamer baskets or on charming plates, these savory and sweet delicacies are a testament to the precision and expertise of the chefs who craft them.

From the ever-popular har gow (shrimp dumplings) to delicate xiao long bao (soup dumplings) and fluffy char siu bao (barbecue pork buns), dim sum in Singapore is a symphony of flavors and textures, offering a sensory journey that captivates locals and visitors alike.

Top 10 Best Dim Sum in Singapore

Presenting 10 distinguished names in the domain of Dim Sum in Singapore. These revered establishments have garnered acclaim from both locals and visitors, standing as recommended spots that serve authentic Dim Sum and exemplify the excellence of this culinary genre in Singapore. Whether you’re a seasoned local or an adventurous traveler, these Dim Sum havens promise an unparalleled culinary experience, capturing the true essence and mastery of Dim Sum in the dynamic food scene of Singapore.

Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant

Address: 183/185/187/189, Jln Besar, 191/193, 208882

Opening Hours: Daily except tuesday 7 am–4 am

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Credits: Yvonne Sekowski via goggle

Established in 1962, Swee Choon has a long history of serving high quality dim sum in a quaint and casual coffee-shop style setting. It is a favorite among the local dinner and supper crowd and has also attracted droves of tourists. The restaurant’s popularity stems from its use of high quality ingredients and its extensive menu of Hong Kong and Shanghai dim sum dishes.

Public Rating: 4.2/5

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Public Reviews:

“Tried out some of the suggested specialties, including their shrimp fried rice, Sichuan chili oil wanton, and sweet potato salted egg ball. Each dish delivered a unique and delightful burst of flavors.
The prawn and banana fritter boasted a crisp exterior, giving way to a delightful blend of sweet and savory flavors within.
The pastries ordered were generously filled, resulting in a burst of rich and flavorful goodness with every bite.
The Shrimp fried rice deserves a special mention as it stands out as one of the finest I’ve ever tasted, boasting fresh shrimp and perfectly textured rice, with each bite delivering a delightful array of flavors”

“What a surprise! I LOVED this restaurant. The most delicious dim sum ever!! We sat in the open area and it was really nice. We didn’t have data in our phones so we couldn’t order with the QR code but the staff gave us a sheet of paper and a pencil to order. Everything was absolutely DELICIOUS. For fellow tourists: make sure you have cash since they don’t accept card payments (there is an ATM nearby)”

Dim Sum Haus Sg @ Jalan Besar

Address: 57 Jln Besar, Singapore 208809

Opening hours: Daily 9:30 am–5:30 am Except Monday 9:30 am–10:30 pm

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Credits: Jo Lydia via goggle

Serving delicious and authentic Hong Kong style dim sum at affordable price. Perfect for family and friends gatherings and located conveniently just beside MRT with car parks available within close vicinity. 2 mins walk from Jalan Besar mrt exit B or 5 mins from Rochor mrt exit B.

Public Rating: 4.2/5

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Public Reviews:

“Very decent dim sum served here. The char siew puffs, fupi prawn roll and salted egg custard buns are especially good. So are the har kau and siew mai. Tasty without msg, excellent texture for the steamed and baked stuff, and just right crispness for the fried stuff. Pricing is not cheap but fair. The place is a little small in seating capacity while parking is across several streets. All shortcomings more than overcome by the good food!”

“Nice convenient place in town next to MRT which serves nice dim sum..came here cos of the good reviews. We had a variety of dim sum and most were nice!
Ambience is so so but it is like a bustling dim sum cafe in HK.
Convenient and nice place..
Can try the banana red bean fritters, pork rib with yam, Malay kueh, hao kao and also the fried carrot cake. Come and try if you are in the hood.”

Victor’s Kitchen

Address: 91 Bencoolen St, #01-49 Sunshine Plaza, Singapore 189652

Opening Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10:30 am–8 pm Friday, Saturday 10:30 am–9 pm

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Credits: Victor’s Kitchen via goggle

Tucked in a cosy corner in Singapore’s bustling Orchard district, Victor’s Kitchen serves exquisite Hong Kong-style dimsum in a friendly kopitiam setting. Their chief chef, a Hong Kong transplant, moved to Singapore over 10 years ago with the intention of bringing authentic dimsum to our shores. He was previously a chef in Victoria Hotel, a five-star hotel in Hong Kong. Their motto is to continue to serve quality, delicious dimsum at affordable prices, giving you a taste of Hong Kong at your doorstep.

Public Rating: 4.1/5

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Public Reviews:

“Visited for dinner on Friday evening. Foods served were fresh and of quality. Good amount of fish sliced used in their grouper Fish porridge. The OX sauce steamed Carrot cake tasted good and must order if u happen to dine here. Each serving not too big hence can order more dishes to try out. Price wise was reasonable for a dim sum place. Restaurant atmosphere simple and clean. Staffs friendly and helpful. Avoid weekday lunchtime as they will be crowded.”

“What was nice:
– Golden eggyolk lava buns ($5.30 for 3) easily the best item on the table. Their bestseller and for good reason. Soft and fluffy bao encasing hot and gooey salted egg custard. Amazing.
– Bolo Charsiew Buns ($5.50 for 2) were crispy on the outside and piping hot on the inside
– ‘Spring is in the air’ Cheong Fun ($5.80) was so unique I had no idea what to expect. Seemed like a popiah with cabbage, carrots and prawn fillings which was also crispy? And wrapped in a smooth silky cheong fun skin? Actually tasted pretty good especially with the accompanying sweet sauce.
– Queen size siewmai ($5.50 for 4) were huge and chunky
Carrot cake w/ XO sauce ($5 for 3) was decent but the XO sauce was standout
– Lupcheong glutinous rice ($7.80) was pretty good, save some of the XO sauce for this. Would have been better with some chilli shrimp paste, but I didn’t ask”

Sum Dim Sum

Address: 161 Jln Besar, Singapore 208876

Opening Hours:

Friday11:30 am–1 am
Saturday10:30 am–1 am
Sunday10:30 am–12 am
Monday11:30 am–3 pm, 5 pm–12 am
Tuesday11:30 am–1 am
Wednesday11:30 am–4 pm, 5 pm–12 am
Thursday11:30 am–3 pm, 5 pm–12 am
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Credits: Sum Dim Sum via goggle

Sum Dim Sum is a newly established dim sum brand. Started in 2019, our founder was inspired by the story of a father and son. Since the age of 14, the father was inspired to be a chef, especially for dim sum. He enjoys seeing smiles on faces after people enjoy his dim sum and hopes to continue his legacy. They serve good quality dim sum at affordable prices with on of their many signatures being the pandan crispy bun.

Public Rating: 4.6/5

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Public Reviews:

” Great little dim sum place that is open quite late. We had a bit of a wait before a table became available but once it did the food was quite fast. We enjoyed the crispy prawn hor fun, and the pandan crispy bun with pork inside. I think this would be a good place to bring some friends so you can order more things and share them.”

“Excellent quality food. Homely and familiar to satisfy your elders, but current and innovative enough to make the youngsters content. Their signature dishes, like the delicate Tiffany har gow and the revelatory Pandan bolo char siew buns, are worth the trip. And my unexpected favourite is the pan fried carrot cake that had the crunchiest shallots and garlic which elevated the humble dish.”

Dim Sum Wen Dao Shi

Address: 126 Sims Ave, Singapore 387449

Opening Hours: Daily 24 hours

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Credits: Hannah Hannah via goggle

Craving some Dim Sum at any time of the day, Dim Sum Wen Dao Shi can satisfy that! Serving Traditional Hong Kong style dim sum in Singapore located at Geylang and Boon Keng. Known for their egg tarts especially the cheese one, these are always a go-to spot during supper.

Public Rating: 3.9/5

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Public Reviews:

“The place I used to go for supper as a teen. It’s still a great place for traditional dim sum with no frills. Food and service prices are a little higher, but that is to be expected considering they are open 24 hours a day.”

“Nice dim sum at affordable prices. Preserved egg minced meat porridge at $3!! Yam balls, soft shell crab is nice too. The best is the cheese tart! Liu Sha Bao is not with salted egg yolk but custard; I still prefer the salted egg kind. But still overall it’s a good dinner! Very popular spot for dinner and supper but we came at 8pm and there isn’t any queue”

The Dim Sum Place

Address: 791 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198759

Opening Hours:

Friday11 am–2 am
Saturday11 am–2 am
Sunday11 am–10:45 pm
Monday11 am–3 pm, 5:30–11 pm
Tuesday11 am–3 pm, 5:30–11 pm
Wednesday11 am–3 pm, 5:30–11 pm
Thursday11 am–3 pm, 5:30–11 pm
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Credits: Huiling Chong via goggle

The Dim Sum Place serves Cantonese style cuisine with a twist of local taste. They have sought advice from celebrity chefs and chefs from overseas, in order to focus on extensive R&D converting Cantonese cuisine to serve all communities. Hence, now they are one of the few Halal-Certified dim sum restaurants in Singapore, known islandwide for our delicious food including our Crystal Shrimp Dumpling, Custard Bun, and Vermicelli Roll! They have other excellent food choices too, such as Chicken in Coffee Sauce, Indonesian Curry Prawn, and Herbal Duck.

Public Rating: 4.7/5

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Public Reviews:

“One of the best halal dim sum restaurants I’ve been to. I’ve been here several times, and the dim sum dishes that I’ve tried are generally very good.
The duck noodles are also nice. The fried bee hoon is good too. However, the wanton soup was not very nice.
Overall, this is definitely a place worth visiting. If you’re going with a large party, you may want to make a reservation.”

“Nice & affordable food. Made more pleasant by Uncle Michael, one of the service crew. Soft spoken & explained things meticulously.
Rest of service crew are nice too! One of the must comeback eateries. 👏 Satisfied every single time. Thank you for the warm hospitality & great food. 😊

Kid-friendliness: High chair available”

Yi Dian Xin Hong Kong Dim Sum

Address: 1012 Upper Serangoon Rd, #1012, Singapore 534750

Opening Hours: Daily except Tuesday 7 am–3 pm

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Credits; Yik May Tham via goggle

Serving the traditional Hong Kong Dim Sum Lo Mai Gai, Har Gao, Siew Mai and the Liu Sha Pao. It is an outdoor seating with no reservations accepted .Although there is alot of mixed reviews, on things that stands is a must try item which would be the steamed carrot cake.

Public rating: 3.4/5

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Public reviews:

“Dim sum here is not too bad but the steam carrot cake is a must try. The lotus leaf rice is also pretty good. But their wok fried menu is really good. The XO fried rice has that nice wok hei and the XO sauce does bring out the unaminess of this dish.”

“Not comparing it to restaurant dim sum, I would rate it 5 stars. Saw bad reviews about the siew mai and food in general but most of the items turned out to be suprisingly nice to me and my family. I would recommend the fried banana red bean pastry, custard bun, egg tart, siew mai, char siew bao, fried har gau and steam carrot cake. Side note: staff is friendly as well. :)”

Mongkok DimSum

Address: 214 Geylang Rd, Singapore 389274

Opening Hours: Daily 24 hours

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Credits: 황세미 via goggle

Mongkok DimSum is another option for late night supper or anyt time actually because they are also open tonight. Known for their frog porridge they also have other good items on the menu worth a try is the deep fried prawn dumpling, xiao long bao. Although the environment is not the best however the food definitely makes up for it.

Public Rating: 4/5

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Public Reviews:

“Their frog leg porridge was so delicious, so frangrant too!!! Interesting to try their pork rib rice noodles but the noodles were quite soft, almost falling apart and didn’t have much integrity. The shaomai and prawn dumplings were gorgeous generous morsels of meat and prawns, I usually don’t like shaomai but these were solid!”

“Mongkok Dim Sum is one of my go to eateries for supper. However, this time round was rather disappointing. The har gow does not taste as nice as before. I remember the prawns to be bigger. Chicken feet was scrawny. Yam fritter feeling did not have enough taste.

That being said, the mongkok special dessert was top notch. Aiyu Jelly with grass jelly, soymilk and longan was quite the perfect combination. Could have had a little bit more soy milk in it. Porridge came in a huge serving. Looked more like for 2 pax. But it was fine.”

Le Xuan Hong Kong Dim Sum

Address: 5 Changi Village Rd, #01-2053 2055, Blk 500005

Opening Hours: Sunday-Thurday 7:30 am–12 am Friday, Saturday 7:30 am–1 am

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Credits: Christopher Seow via goggle

Le Xuan Hong Kong Dim Sum serves up some specializes in 蒸排骨 Steamed Pork Ribs, 煎萝卜糕 Fried Carrot Cake, 鲜虾猪肠粉 Fresh Shrimps Chee Cheong Fun and 上海煎锅贴 Shanghai Fried Dumpling. With island wide delivery, satisfy your craving at the comfort of your own homes or at their outlet. As well as their main dishes that they specialize in, their chilli goes perfectly with all the mains.

Public Rating: 4/5

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Public Reviews:

“Had the White Beehoon ($6.80) and the Ginger Onion Pork w/ Rice ($6). Standard prices and decent food. Special shoutout to the chill – deliciously spicy and makes everything taste better.”

“Le Xuan has been serving fantastic Dim Sum for more than a decade at Blk 5 Changi Village. They offer a great selection of dishes on their menu from Handmade Dim Sum to Noodles and even Tze Char in the evening. The standard of their food here are good and the owner makes sure that it is well maintained. Price is slightly on the high side for some of the dishes otherwise pretty reasonable. Waitering Staff here are quite attentive except during busy times. Overall we enjoyed our meal here and will definitely come back again from time to time to try out more of their dishes.”

Din Tai Fung

Address: 33 Sengkang West Ave, #02 – 07, Singapore 797653

Opening Hours:

Friday11:30 am–9:15 pm
Saturday11:30 am–9:15 pm
Sunday11 am–8:45 pm
Monday11:30 am–8:45 pm
Tuesday11:30 am–8:45 pm
Wednesday11:30 am–8:45 pm
Thursday11:30 am–8:45 pm
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Credits: paulin phang via goggle

Din Tai Fung a very well known dim sum place that definitely cannot be missed. Available all in many countries worldwide. Named one of the world’s top ten best restaurants in 1993 feature The New York Times article, Din Tai Fung definitely does not disappoint with both the environment and the dishes all living up to its standard. This outlet is just one of the many in Singapore.

Public Rating: 4.1/5

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Public Reviews:

“As usual, the XLB were good, but the consistency between all the XLB were not the same, some had less stock. The pork+veggie Bao wasn’t impressive. However, the service is very good!!!”

“Always long queue but the serving speed is fast. Most of the dumplings are pre-made though as you can see the chefs keep making the dumpling behind the glass.

The queue management is ok. Just get the paper and wait for your queue. If you missed just tell and it will be your turn next. Most of the queues are about 30 minutes long at least.

Foods are good. There was one time I over-ordered a lot of dumplings because there are so many options. They were great until we were full. The truffles are a bit overpriced. One at $5.”

Google Map’s Best Dim Sum in Singapore 2023

Frequently Asked Questions About Dim Sum

What is dim sum, and how is it unique in Singapore’s culinary scene?

Dim sum is a style of Chinese cuisine featuring bite-sized portions served in small steamer baskets or plates. In Singapore, dim sum has become a culinary icon, celebrated for its diverse array of delectable offerings and the artistry involved in crafting these bite-sized delicacies.

What is the significance of the small steamer baskets in serving dim sum?

The small steamer baskets used to serve dim sum are not only functional but also add to the visual appeal of the dining experience. They maintain the freshness and warmth of the dishes, allowing patrons to enjoy each bite-sized portion at its best.