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Best Places for Dim Sum in Singapore: Buffets, Trolleys & More!

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Find the best dim sum in Singapore in this 2024 dim sum guide – whether you’re in the mood for a dim sum buffet, dim sum high tea, pushcarts/trolleys or even dim sum for dinner!

Where can you find the best dim sum in Singapore? Whether you are looking for dim sum pushcarts/yum cha trolleys, dim sum buffets, or places that offer dim sum at dinner (as opposed to the more traditional lunch dim sum), we round up all the best dim sum in Singapore, with Michelin-starred dim sum on one end of the scale to the most affordable dim sum in Singapore. Do note many F&Bs now offer dim sum delivery so if you have a favourite dim sum restaurant, check their website to see if you can order a dumpling delivery.

To be fair, what constitutes the best dim sum in Singapore is really subjective. You may want traditional dim sum offerings or perhaps it’s the ambience that matters most to you. Only a few restaurants have dim sum pushcarts in Singapore, so maybe you’re looking for one of these experiences. As for finding the most kid-friendly dim sum in Singapore – we find that a tough one! Kids generally love dim sum (har gau and xiao long bao are both winners), while some places have special yum cha treats for kiddies, even the poshest restaurants will accommodate well-behaved kids. Whatever dim sum you are craving, we cover all the options in our ultimate dim sum in Singapore guide! If you just want a restaurant where your kids can play while you enjoy your meal, be sure to check out our guide to the best kid-friendly restaurants and cafés with playgrounds.

Tim Sum vs Dim Sum vs Yum Cha

Some say dim sum, others tim sum (it sounds the same when you say it out loud) while others call it yum cha. It’s essentially all one and the same – small portions of steamed or fried dumplings or small dishes that are traditionally served with Chinese tea.

Disclaimer: All information is supplied by the venue and is subject to change. Always check directly before booking.

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Best Dim Sum Restaurants in Singapore:

Dim Sum Lunch in Singapore

Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant

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Take your dim sum experience to a whole new level at the award-winning Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant within Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel along Orchard Road. As one of the finest dining destinations in the heart of Singapore, you’ll be wowed by their dramatic black and gold walls with Chinese gold leaf calligraphy, chinois artwork and booth seats fashioned as jewel boxes. On the menu: Cantonese cuisine and a range of delectable lunchtime dim sum meticulously handcrafted with premium ingredients. Dim sum at this upmarket restaurant is priced from $5++ to $16++ per portion. Tuck into a luxe selection including the plump Steamed Lobster with Bamboo Pith Crystal Dumplings with Gold Leaf, and Steamed Hokkaido Scallop and Caviar Dumpling. Don’t miss modern creations like Deep-Fried Prawn with Avocado Vermicelli Rolls, and more. A great spot for lunchtime dates!
Dim sum hours: 11:30am – 3pm. Make a reservation here.

Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, 320 Orchard Road, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, Singapore 238865, Tel: (+65) 6831 4605

Crystal Jade Golden Palace Paragon

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Award-winning restaurant group Crystal Jade has a phenomenal amount of outlets (over 110) across the region, but they are not all equal and not all offer dim sum. Crystal Jade Hong Kong Kitchen works for more affordable dim sum, but for super quality dim sum in a fancy setting – our hands down favourite dim sum in Singapore is actually Crystal Jade Golden Palace at Paragon. There’s a separate menu for dim sum – order dim sum yourself on a chit – plump for Shrimp Dumpling with Hot & Sour Vinaigrette, Pan-friend Carrot Cake with XO sauce, Steamed cheong fun with pork, Crystal Jade’s Assorted Mushroom Dumpling and much more. If you are coming with the kids, you can always get the wiggles out at Paragon mall’s free indoor playground before and after your dim sum feast – bonus!
Dim sum hours: Mondays – Fridays: 11am – 3pm (last order 2.30pm); Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: 10.30am – 3.30pm (last order 3pm).

Crystal Jade Golden Palace, The Paragon, #05-22, 290 Orchard Road, 238859, Singapore

Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant

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Xin Cuisine Steamed Pork Dumpling with Crab Meat and Dried Scallop

Award-winning Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant offers extravagant Cantonese-style dim sum handcrafted in-house by Xin’s dim sum chef, Chef Nam, who produces festive goodies such as their famous rice dumpling/bak zhang and mooncakes. Tuck into Pumpkin Dumplings with Seafood Filling, Steamed Barbecued Pork Bun, Custard Bun with Salted Egg Yolk, and Shrimp Dumpling with Fish Roe (Har Kow). Pair your dim sum feast with favourites such as Xin’s Double-boiled Dumpling Soup with Crab Meat and Dried Scallops. For the ultimate meal look out for Xin’s Signatures such as the Homestyle Roast Duck with Tea Leaves and Poached Rice with Seafood in Superior Broth served with Crispy Rice. Dim sum at this Chinese restaurant within the Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium hotel is available daily during lunch hours. They have private rooms if you are organising a dim sum meal with your extended family or friends, as well as high chairs for littlies plus we love that if you bring your own bottle of booze, the corkage fee is waived.

Dim sum hours: 11:30am – 3pm (weekdays); 11:30am – 1pm & 1:15pm to 3pm (weekends). Make a reservation here.

Xin Cuisine, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, 317 Outram Road Singapore 169075, Tel: (+65) 6733 0188

JU Signatures

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JU Signatures offers a mix of modern and contemporary dim sum and Cantonese Zi Char dishes made using premium ingredients such as crab and lobster. The dim sum here is masterfully handcrafted by Chef Wong Kok Shyong, former MICHELIN Plate holder who has over 30 years of experience (including as Group Dim Sum Chef at Peony Jade for 15 years). Don’t miss the IG-friendly JU Treasures Trio featuring white, pink and blue-coloured Har Gao dim sum ($7.80) and the Yuan Yang Love Swans with Golden ‘Lychee’ Balls. Try the Chee Cheong Fun with Prawns & Chives ($6.80), Steamed Honey-glazed BBQ Pork Buns, plus more unusual dim sum like Steamed Phoenix Feet in Sichuan Black Bean Paste and Wok Fried Chili Crab in Mantou Tureen – Singapore’s signature dish in dim sum form!
Dim sum hours: 9am – 2:30pm (Tuesday to Friday) and 5:30pm – 9:30pm (a small selection of dim sum for dinner); 8:30am – 5pm (Sat, Sun & PH) and 5:30pm – 9:30pm (small selection of dim sum)

JU Signatures, 4 Maju Avenue in Serangoon Gardens, Tel: (+65) 8876 7498

Black Society Dimsum Kitchen

The dim sum menu here has 62 varieties for you to choose from, ranging from chilli crab tarts, prawn and crispy skin rice rolls, carrot dumplings, yam cake, egg tarts and a whole lot more. In addition to the dim sum and porridge options, there are cute Ms Piggy custard buns that the kids will love biting into.
Dim sum hours: 11am – 9:30pm (weekdays, last order at 9pm) and 10am – 9:30pm (last order at 9pm) on weekends.

Black Kitchen Dimsum Kitchen, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #01-121, Great World, Singapore 237994, Tel: (+65) 6235 9787

Red House Seafood

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Red House Seafood is a Singaporean institution established way back in 1976, and if you fancy a dim sum feast, its a la carte dim sum lunch has more than 30 seafood and dim sum specialities. Look out for house-made dim sum favourites such as har kau, siew mai, chilli crab buns, truffle wild mushroom dumplings and even carrot cake. The seafood here is all sustainable (shipped in weekly).
Dim sum hours: 12pm – 2.30pm daily. Make a reservation here.

Red House Seafood, 392 Havelock Road, Level 2, Grand Copthorne Waterfront, Singapore 169663, Tel:(+65) 6735 7666

Beng Hiang: Weekday dim sum lunch

Beng Hiang specialises in Hokkien cuisine and offers a weekday dim sum lunch where you can find handcrafted dim sum in Singapore. Beng Hiang has also been known to run dim sum buffet promotions but you’ll have to call ahead to see if these are running.
Dim sum hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm. Make a reservation here.

Beng Hiang Restaurant, 135 Jurong Gateway Road #02-337, Singapore 600135, Tel: (+65) 6221 6695

Golden Peony

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Upscale Golden Peony at Conrad Centennial Singapore offers a la carte dim sum by Executive Chinese Chef Ku Keung. Sample signature Cantonese dim sum in a variety of exotic flavour combinations like the Phoenix Feet with X.O. Chilli Sauce, Roast ‘Char Siew’ and the Char Siew’ Bo Luo Bao. There’s even a special dim sum selection for kids here like the Shrimp Toast and Chicken Bun.
Dim sum hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm (weekdays); 11:30am – 1pm & 1:30pm – 3pm (weekends & PH). Make a reservation here.

Golden Peony, 2 Temasek Boulevard, Conrad Centennial Singapore, Level 3, Singapore 038982, Tel: (+65) 6432 7482

Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck

Restaurant group Imperial Treasure may have 14 restaurants, but Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck is where to head when a craving for Peking duck sets in. Plus, with Paragon’s indoor play area, the kids can burn off some steam before or after your dim sum lunch. There are cute booth seats in one of the dining rooms but you’ll need to reserve these ahead of time as it is always busy. Dim sum ranges from Prawn Cheong Fun and Diced Scallop Soup Dumpling to Fried Carrot Cake with XO sauce.
Dim sum hours: Varies by location. Click here to find a restaurant near you.

Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck, multiple locations in Singapore

Chopsuey Cafe: Brunch dim sum

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Chopsuey Cafe in Dempsey Hill, with its leafy alfresco area and its imposing black and white decor that the PS Gourmet brand is recognised by, offers a really unique setting for dim sum in Singapore. Expect dim sum plates like Seared Prawn & Spinach Dumplings, Vegetarian Char Siew Pau, Crispy Lobster Wantons and White Skin Siew Mai.
Dim sum hours: available daily until 6pm. Make a reservation here.

Chopsuey Cafe, Block 10 Dempsey Road, #01-23, Singapore 247700, Tel: (+65) 6708 9288

Grand Shanghai: Lunch dim sum

Grand Shanghai is all art-deco-inspired interiors inspired by the “Old Shanghai” of the 1930s. Patrons here are treated to an array of Shanghainese specialities and dim sum (only available for lunch). Treat yourself to Steamed Shanghainese Dumplings with Fresh Crabmeat and Crab Roe, Shanghainese Fried Pancakes, Silver Thread Flour Rolls and more.
Dim sum hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm daily (closed on Saturday). Make a reservation here.

Grand Shanghai, 390 Havelock Road, King’s Centre, Level 1, Singapore 169662, Tel: (+65) 6836 6866

Shang Social: Dim sum at Jewel

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Shang Social is the first standalone dining establishment by the Shangri-La Group, paying tribute to Cantonese, Huaiyang, and Sichuan cuisine. It makes a great spot for dim sum at Jewel after you have admired that amazing waterfall. The extensively curated dim sum menu is only served at lunch. Opt for dim sum crowd-pleasers like the Steamed Crab Meat Dumplings with Conpoy, Crispy Vermicelli Roll with Scallop, BBQ Honey Puff Pastry and Steamed Har Gow with Cordyceps.
Dim sum hours: 11:30am – 3pm (Monday – Thursday); 11:30pm – 4pm (Friday – Sunday, PH eve & PH). Make a reservation here.

Shang Social, Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, #01-219 to 222, Singapore 819666, Tel: (65) 6346 0260

Social Place

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Straight from Hong Kong, Social Place brings its Instagrammable décor and playful dim sum to Singapore via its restaurant in Forum. Think Charcoal Custard Buns dusted with gold; Chilli Crab Xiao Long Bao and Deep Fried Lobster Glutinous Puff. For dessert, pull out your spoons and get to spanking the custard piglet Small Pig Pudding or try the pretty Mahjong Jelly.
Dim sum hours: 11:30am – 3pm and 6pm – 9:30pm daily

Social Place, 583 Orchard Road, Forum the Shopping Mall, #01-22, Singapore 238884, Tel: (+65) 8870 2288

Min Jiang at Dempsey: Fine-dining dim sum

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Fine dining restaurant Min Jiang in Dempsey is a real beauty with bright interiors offset with plenty of natural woods and rattan. The dim sum menu by award-winning Master Chef Goh Chee Kong offers handmade dim sum that is certainly worth a special mention. The Steamed ‘Goldfish’ Prawn Dumplings are almost too wonderful to eat – little goldfish dim sum ‘swimming’ in a delicate egg white sauce. Don’t miss the shocking naturally blue Steamed Blue Pea Truffle Vegetable Dumplings, and the clever Steamed Crabmeat, Prawn and Vegetable Dumplings shaped like a stingray amongst the selection in the Deluxe Dim Sum Platter.
Dim sum hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm daily. Make a reservation here.

Min Jiang at Dempsey, 7A & 7B Dempsey Road, Singapore 249684, Tel: (+65) 6774 0122

Canton Paradise

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Part of the Paradise empire, Canton Paradise has at least 10 locations islandwide – most of these outlets have a solid dim sum lunch menu you can enjoy. The menus include classic dim sum dishes that won’t disappoint; think lotus paste buns, crackling pork belly, wantons in chilli vinaigrette and the like.
Dim sum hours: Varies by location. Click here to find a restaurant near you.

Canton Paradise, multiple locations in Singapore

Asia Grand: Dumplings & dim sum

Asia Grand rolls out Hong Kong dim sum and Cantonese roast meats like Peking Duck and Suckling Pig. Try their Steamed Shanghai Minced Pork Dumpling, Fried Shrimp Bean Curd Roll, Poached Pork Dumplings ‘Beijing’ Style and Steamed Salted Egg Yolk Buns with Charcoal.
Dim sum hours: 11:30am – 3pm daily

Asia Grand, 252 North Bridge Road, South Tower, #03-22B, Singapore 179103

The Dim Sum Place: halal dim sum restaurant

The Dim Sum Place serves up halal dim sum favourites at three locations across Singapore. From Egg Tarts and Chicken Xiao Long Bao to Deep Fried dumplings with Shrimp and Chicken Feet with Special Sauce. Besides dim sum, this halal restaurant also serves up other savoury Hong Kong-style dishes, congee, noodles, and duck. They also offer a dim sum delivery service if you’re craving halal dim sum at home.
Dim sum hours: Varies by location. Click here to find a restaurant near you.

The Dim Sum Placethree locations in Singapore including North Bridge Road, Changi City Point and The Centrepoint

Hua Ting: Weekday dim sum menu

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Hua Ting offer a weekday dim sum menu and a weekend dim sum menu for diners who just can’t get enough. Dim sum favourites include the Steamed Scallop Dumpling with Premium Caviar and Gold Flake, the Hua Ting Signature Baked Mango Chicken Tartlet, and the soft, buttery Steamed Custard buns with Salted Egg Yolk.
Dim sum hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm (weekdays); 11am – 2:30pm (weekends). Make a reservation here.

Hua Ting, 442 Orchard Road, Level 2, Orchard Hotel, Tel: (+65) 6739 6666

Mouth Restaurant

Mouth Restaurant is a Cantonese restaurant serving affordable dim sum like the Rainbow Har Gao, Squid Ink Char Siew Bao and baked crust custard (Liu Sha Bao).
Dim sum hours: 11:30am – 3pm (weekdays); 10am – 4:30pm (weekends & PH). Make a reservation here.

Mouth Restaurant, 38 Maxwell Road, #01-01/02 Airview Building, Singapore 069116, Tel: (+65) 6438 5798

Taste Paradise

Taste Paradise is a smartly decorated restaurant and a good non-hotel option for upscale dim sum in Singapore. Look out for their roast meats and dim sum like Steamed Glutinous Rice with Chicken Wrapped in Lotus Leaf, Crispy Golden Tofu and Steamed Chicken Claw with Black Bean Sauce.
Dim sum hours: 11am – 3pm (weekdays); 10:30am – 4:30pm (weekends & PH).

Taste Paradise, 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard, #04-07, Singapore 238801, Tel: (+65) 6509 9660

Tang Tea House: Halal dim sum

Looking for halal dim sum in Singapore? We hear Tang Tea House serves handmade halal dim sum that is super affordable – options range from Lo Mai Gai and Red Chilli Dumplings to Crispy Vietnam Rolls, Golden Sand buns and much more. There are lots of locations, so if you are craving halal dim sum, hit this spot up!
Dim sum hours: Varies by location. Click here to find a restaurant near you.

Tang Tea House, multiple locations in Singapore, Tel: (+65) 6445 9100

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant

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Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant on the second level of Carlton Hotel is a smart spot for family lunchtime dim sum, with its white tablecloths and chandeliers. This dim sum restaurant is known for its Baked Barbecue Pork Buns and Steamed Crab Meat & Egg White Dumplings along with Pan-fried Carrot Cake.
Dim sum hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm (Monday – Saturday); 11am – 2:30pm (Sundays & PH). Make a reservation here.

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant, 76 Bras Basah road, 2F Carlton Hotel, Tel: (+65) 6311 8188

Yàn Cantonese Cuisine: Cantonese dim sum

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Yàn is a good option for upscale Cantonese dim sum in Singapore as a pre- or post cultural visit to the National Gallery, as the restaurant sits on the 5th floor. For dim sum, there are Deep-fried Prawn Dumplings with Mayonnaise Sauce, Steamed Xiao Long Bao, Salted Egg Yolk Custard Buns and other dim sum goodies.
Dim sum hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm daily. Make a reservation here.

Yàn Cantonese Cuisine, 1 St Andrew’s Road, National Gallery Singapore #05-02, Singapore 178957, Tel: (+65) 6384 5585

 Dim Sum Buffets in Singapore

Dim sum buffets vary but the ‘buffet’ element tends to mean you can order as much as you want from the dim sum menu or a la carte dim sum at a set price and the dim sum is served to your table or served on the buffet counter. Here’s where to find some of the best dim sum buffets in Singapore.

Hai Tien Lo: Weekend dim sum buffet

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Hai Tien Lo within the Pan Pacific at Marina Bay mixes authentic Cantonese cuisine with fusion accents. There’s a weekend dim sum buffet ($98 for adults /$49 for kids). Take the 11:30am seating and have dim sum breakfast or go later for lunch and nibble on barbecued meats like Crispy Barbecued Pork Belly, and Deep-fried Crispy Cod with Sesame Seeds in Pomelo Sauce. Other noteworthy highlights include the Poached Dumplings with Prawn and Chicken in Chilli Oil, Deep-fried Banana Fritters with Prawn Paste and Sesame and Baked Hokkaido Cheese Tarts. Hai Tien Lo also does a weekday dim sum buffet ($78 adults/$39 for kids).
Dim sum hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm. Make a reservation here.

Hai Tien Lo, Level 3, Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6826 8240

Man Fu Yuan Weekend Dim Sum Buffet

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Looking for a tantalising dim sum buffet spread to try lots of different dim sum dishes? The Man Fu Yuan weekend dim sum buffet gets rave reviews with its unlimited selection of over 40 dishes. Dim sum highlights include crispy prawn bean curd roll with wasabi mayonnaise, wok-fried radish cake with X.O. chilli sauce, and honey-glazed pork belly. Service here tends to be spot on from topping up your Chinese tea to making dim sum recommendations to suit your taste. The dim sum buffet here is $78++ per adult (minimum two to dine) and $42++ per child (aged 6 to 12 years old).
Dim sum hours: 11:30am – 1pm & 1:30pm – 3pm (weekends and PH). Make a reservation here.

Man Fu Yuan, 80 Middle Road, Level 2, InterContinental Singapore 188966, Tel: (+65) 6825 1008

Madame Fan: Weekend dim sum brunch with cocktails

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Madame Fan is a fine-dining Chinese restaurant with multiple private rooms helmed by acclaimed London-based restaurateur Alan Yau (the man behind the world-famous Hakkasan). Tables are smaller than the usual Chinese placements, making this low-lit, plush, striking red-and-black dining room more of an intimate affair. There’s a cocktail weekend dim sum brunch at $98 per person (cocktails are an add-on), and during the week, a classic dim sum lunch buffet ($78 per person) is served, featuring dim sum dishes alongside modern Cantonese plates. Note: no baby chairs are available (probably a little too posh for loud kids).
Dim sum hours: 11:30pm – 2:30pm, weekdays (excluding PH); 11am – 1pm & 1:30pm – 3:30pm (weekends, including PH). Make a reservation here.

Madame Fan, The NCO Club, 32 Beach Road, Singapore 189764 , Tel: (+65) 6818 1921

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Peach Garden: Dim sum buffet

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The Peach Garden Group has a host of outlets all around the island for anyone looking to tuck into a decadent dim sum buffet in Singapore. To date, the group has one fine-dining restaurant, two classic Chinese restaurants and two Chinese casual dining concepts. Peach Garden restaurants are well-known for their dim sum in Singapore, and each outlet often has its own dim sum promotions going on. For example, there’s 50% off all a la carte and dim sum dishes at their Chinatown Point and Thomson Plaza restaurants from 3pm to 5pm.
Dim sum hours: Varies by location. Make a reservation here.

Peach Garden, multiple locations in Singapore including OCBC Centre, Thomson Plaza, Chinatown Point, The Metropolis, The Heeran and T2

Cherry Garden: Weekend dim sum buffet

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The beautiful Cherry Garden at Mandarin Oriental Singapore Hotel has been designed with Feng Shui in mind and offers modern Cantonese cuisine. Dim sum favourites include Crispy Wasabi-Aioli Prawns with fresh mango and tobiko, Steamed Juicy Pork Xiao Long Bao and delicious Steamed Kurobuta Char Siew in Fluffy Bao. Don’t miss their weekend dim sum buffet at $98++ for adults and 50% of the adult price for children aged 7 – 12; lucky kiddos aged 6 and under dine for free!
Dim sum hours: 11am – 1pm & 1:30pm – 3:30pm. Make a reservation here.

Cherry Garden, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797, Tel: (+65) 6338 0066

Jade at The Fullerton Hotel: Yum Cha buffet

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Jade at The Fullerton Hotel delights with its duck egg blue colour palette and exquisite forest bird wallpaper. Dim sum lunch sets during the week start from $118 for a multi-course dim sum meal with soup and other courses like Wok Fried Rice and Black Bean Fish with Salted Egg. On the weekends there’s Jade’s Weekend Yum Cha buffet at $68 per person (minimum of 2 persons).
Dim sum hours: 11:30am – 3pm (lunch; Monday – Friday); 11:30am – 1pm & 1:30pm – 3pm (weekend dim sum buffet; Saturdays, Sundays & PH). Make a reservation here.

Jade at The Fullerton Hotel1 Fullerton Square Singapore 049178, Tel: (+65) 6877 8188

Peony Jade Restaurant: Weekend dim sum brunch buffet

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Peony Jade Restaurant specialises in Szechuan and Cantonese dishes, as well as a weekend dim sum brunch buffet featuring light green Pandan Liu Sha Bao fragrant with pandan, Deep-fried Prawns in Creamy Yolk and mains of Roasted duck. Plus, don’t miss their barbecue and wok delights including Cristy Salmon Fish Skin coated with Salted Egg Yolk Sauce, Honey-glazed Kurobuta Pork Cha-Siu and more.
Dim sum hours: 10am – 2:30pm (weekends & PH). Make a reservation here.

Peony Jade Restaurant, 100 AM, 165 Tanjong Pagar Road, Level 2, AMARA Singapore, 088539, Tel: (+65) 6276 9138

Jia He Chinese Restaurant: Daily dim sum buffet

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For a high-class dim sum brunch buffet, available on weekdays and weekends, Jia He Chinese Restaurant is the place to go. You can enjoy unlimited servings of dim sum, one serving of heart-warming soup, four mains and two desserts with their dim sum brunch menu ($45.80++ for 2 – 3 pax or $38++ for 4 pax or more, $25++ for 5 – 12 year-olds), only available on weekends and public holidays. If you’re craving a delicious dim sum buffet on the weekdays, you can book a session from 11am to 2:30pm. Whether you’re craving Steamed Fresh Prawn Dumplings, Baked Mini Egg Tartlets or the Classic Steamed Siew Mai, you can be sure to satisfy your dim sum craving here. Their in-house dim sum chef specially creates each dim sum item by hand, so you can enjoy fresh and high-quality dim sum – don’t miss the Steamed Bak Kut Teh Xiao Long Bao (limited to one serving per table). They only take reservations, so make sure you call ahead to book and let them know if you’re bringing your littlies along.
Dim sum hours: 10:45am – 12:30pm, 1pm – 2:45pm

Jia He Chinese Restaurant, 1 Farrer Park Station Road, #01-14-16, One Farrer Hotel Connexion, Singapore 217562, Tel: (+65) 6694 8988

Dim Sum Pushcarts / Dim Sum Trolleys

Min Jiang: Dim sum pushcarts

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Min Jiang in the elegant Goodwood Park Hotel serves Sichuan and Cantonese cuisine and is a super place to head to for the traditional dim sum pushcart trolley experience. Master Chef Chan Hwan Kee has been in the kitchen for 10 years and has handmade dim sum such as the Steamed Pumpkin Ball, and Deep-fried Homemade Squid Tofu with XO Sauce. Unusual dim sum include the creatively presented Min Jiang Land and Sea Quartet of a rabbit-shaped Steamed Prawn and Carrot Dumpling, a Deep-fried Pork ‘Char Siew’ and Pine Nuts in Glutinous Pastry fashioned like a carrot. Alongside are Steamed Squid and Sea Cucumber Dumplings formed like a sea cucumber! We reckon it’s one of the best upscale dim sum restaurants in Singapore.
Dim sum hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm & 6:30pm – 10:30pm (weekdays); 11am – 12:30pm, 1pm – 2:30pm & 6:30pm – 10:30pm (weekends). Make a reservation here.

Min Jiang, 22 Scotts Road, Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore 228221, Tel: (+65) 6730 1704

Peach Garden: Weekend dim sum pushcarts

Peach Garden Thomson Plaza offers traditional pushcart dim sum at lunchtime. Chow down on dim sum at 50% off on Monday to Friday between 3pm to 5pm. Also applicable at Peach Garden OCBC Centre, Peach Garden Chinatown Point, Peach Garden The Metropolis, and T2 Peach Garden outlets. Different Peach Garden outlets have different promotions and offerings so always check their website for dim sum deals.
Dim sum hours: 10:30am – 2:30pm & 3pm – 5pm (weekdays); 9:30am to 2:30pm (weekends). Make a reservation here.

Peach Garden @ Thomson Plaza, 301 Upper Thomson Road, #01-88, Thomson Plaza, Singapore 574408, Tel: (+65)  6451 3233

Red Star: Traditional dim sum pushcarts

Red Star is one of the original Singapore dim sum spots when it comes to traditional dim sum pushcarts. Each piping hot container is brought to your table by aunties that roam the room with a wide array of dim sum offerings. The decor may lack fancy aesthetics and the dim sum standards are not as high as competitors, but this place oozes old-school tradition and is really something to experience. Reserve ahead of time!
Dim sum hours: 8am – 3pm & 6pm – 10pm daily

Red Star, 54 Chin Swee Road, #07-23, Singapore 160054, Tel: (+65): 6532 5266

Yum Cha Restaurant: Dim sum pushcarts

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Yum Cha Restaurant offers casual dim sum in Singapore with the bonus of having old-fashioned dim sum pushcarts (call ahead to confirm). There are two outlets to choose from – Yum Cha @ Chinatown and Yum Cha @ Changi Point – and you can expect all the traditional dim sum classics ranging from siew mai and har gao to pork ribs with garlic, deep-fried prawn beancurd rolls and more. There are also meat and seafood favourites such as the Salted Egg Prawns and Roasted Peking Duck. There is a weekend dim sum buffet ($32.80++ for adults/$16.80++ for children aged 5 and up) at Yum Cha Changi Point for dinner (from 5:30pm).
Dim sum hours:
Yum Cha Chinatown: 10:30am – 10pm (Tuesday – Friday); 9am – 10pm (weekends & PH). Make a reservation here.
Yum Cha Changi Point:
11am – 3pm & 5:30pm – 9pm (Tuesday – Friday); 9am – 3pm, 6pm – 9pm (weekends & PH). Make a reservation here.

Yum Cha Restaurant, multiple locations in Singapore

Michelin-Starred Dim Sum in Singapore

Shang Palace: Lunch dim sum

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Shang Palace received a Michelin Star in the 2021 MICHELIN Guide. This elegant dim sum restaurant within Shangri-La Singapore serves an extensive menu dominated by old-time Cantonese classics like deep-fried whole boneless chicken stuffed with glutinous rice (order one day ahead) and slow-boiled soups, as well as a lunchtime-only dim sum menu that includes must-eats like the Shang Palace Xiao Long Bao, Deep-fried Spring Rolls with Yam and Assorted Wild Mushroom and more.
Dim sum hours: 12pm – 2:30pm (weekdays); 11am – 12:30pm & 1pm – 3pm (weekends & PH). Make a reservation here.

Shang Palace, 22 Orange Grove Road, Tower Wing, Lobby Level, Singapore 258350, Tel: (+65) 6213 4398

Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine: Dim sum menu

Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine (Orchard) was awarded one Michelin star in the Michelin Guide Singapore (2017 – 2019 & 2021). This restaurant serves Teochew cuisine, and there’s an a la carte menu alongside a dedicated dim sum menu at lunchtime. Look out for classic dishes like Poached Grey Mullet Fish Served Chilled, Sautéed Prawn with Sichuan Peppercorn, as well as dim sum like Baked Barbecue Pork Bun and Steamed Custard Bun with Salted Egg Yolk.
Dim sum hours: 11:30am – 3pm (weekdays), 11am – 3pm (Saturdays) & 10:30am – 3pm (Sundays & PH). Make a reservation here.
Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine, 2 Orchard Turn, #03-05 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801,Tel: (+65)6736 2118

Lei Garden: Michelin-Starred dim sum

Lei Garden at Chijmes is housed in a colonial building that looks onto the central green lawn. The dim sum menu is only available at lunch and is expansive; must-orders include the Roasted Pork Belly Siew Yuk of crackling skin and juicy tender meat, cheong fun with BBQ pork and its Crab Roe Soup Dumpling.
Dim sum hours: 11:30am – 3:30pm daily

Lei Garden, 30 Victoria Street, #01-24, CHIJMES, Singapore 187996, Tel: (+65) 6339 3822

Summer Palace: Dim sum lunch

Summer Palace at Conrad Singapore Orchard (formerly at Regent Singapore) has been awarded a Michelin Star for its authentic Cantonese fare. Though we’re sad that they no longer offer the dim sum lunch set, you can still get your fill of dim sum from their a la carte menu. Indulge in Steamed Lobster Dumpling, classic Char Siu Buns, Baked Abalone Tart, Deep-fried Scallops and many more. The menus are often rotated weekly, and interestingly, Summer Palace offers a gluten-free menu too.
Dim sum hours: 12pm – 2:30pm (weekdays) & 11:30am – 2:30pm (premium lunch set on weekends & PH). Reserve here now.

Summer Palace, Conrad Singapore Orchard, 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715, Tel: (+65) 6733 8888

Dinner Dim Sum in Singapore

Many restaurants only serve breakfast dim sum or more usually dim sum lunch as two seatings. The following restaurants do, however, serve dim sum for dinner, so if you are craving little morsels of deliciousness in the evening, hit these spots up!

Swee Choon Dim Sum Restaurant

Old school Swee Choon Dim Sum Restaurant is one of a few places that serve dim sum dinner in Singapore. This casual restaurant serves Cantonese and Shanghainese dim sum at very affordable prices. Look out for BBQ Pork Rice, Beancurd Roll in Oyster Sauce, Portuguese Egg Tarts and Chive Pork Dumplings – items will vary by outlet. If you have late-night dim sum cravings, know that the Jalan Besar Swee Choon Dim Sum Restaurant is open until 4am!
Dim sum hours: Varies by location. Click here to find a restaurant near you.

Swee Choon Dim Sum Restaurant, multiple locations in Singapore

126 Dim Sum Wen Dao Shi

Dim sum at Wen Dao Shi is really affordable. This cheap and cheerful spot offers Shark Fin Dumplings, Fried Oyster Crackers, Spicy Hot Pork Ribs and more. Plenty of dim sum options on the menu are deep-fried if that’s your thing.
Dim sum hours: 24 hours (Geylang); 5pm – 2am (Boon Keng)

126 Dim Sum Wen Dao Shi, multiple locations in Singapore

Affordable Dim Sum in Singapore

Din Tai Fung

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Kid-friendly Din Tai Fung is a crowd-pleaser and great for dim sum beginners, given that there are limited dumpling choices – you won’t be overwhelmed. Grab your self-order chit and order yourself a big serving of Steamed Xiao Long Baos, with fillings such as chicken, pork, crab meat, shrimp and more. Don’t miss out on the Steamed Sesame Buns, Deep Fried Shrimp and Pork Wantons and Sliced Duck in Crispy Pastry. Kids will also love the fried rice options, as they watch the dim sum chefs prepare dumplings at lightning speed at the viewing counters – always a good distraction while you are braving the queues.
Dim sum hours: Varies by location. Click here to find a restaurant near you.

Din Tai Fung, multiple locations in Singapore

Tim Ho Wan

Dim Sum in Singapore weekend dim sum buffet Tim Ho Wan
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Tim Ho Wan, which started as a humble ‘hole-in-the-wall’ eatery in Hong Kong, now has several branches offering affordable dim sum in Singapore. When they first opened at Plaza Singapura, queues were ridiculous, but as the hype has died down, so have queue times; plus, there are now multiple locations. The set-up is fast-casual dining. Big hits from their dim sum menu include the Baked Barbecue Pork Bun – crisp on the outside, soft inside and filled with sweet char siew meat and sauce – the thinly wrapped Beancurd Skin with Pork & Shrimp and its pan-fried radish cake.
Dim sum hours: Varies by location. Click here to find a restaurant near you.

Tim Ho Wan, multiple locations in Singapore

Victor’s Kitchen: Cheap dim sum

Authentic, Hong Kong-style dim sum is what you’ll find at this hole-in-the-wall diner. Expect all sorts of affordable dim sum in Singapore – prawn dumplings, carrot cake, ‘Bo Lo’ char siew butter buns, you know the drill by now. Victor’s Kitchen is also known for its Golden Egg Yolk Lava Buns. These fluffy buns are packed with flavour, and your taste buds will be pleased with every bite.
Dim sum hours: Varies by location. Click here to find a restaurant near you.

Victor’s Kitchen, Sunshine Plaza and Chinatown Point, Singapore

Yi Dian Xin Hong Kong Dim Sum

Yi Dian Xin Hong Kong Dim Sum offers fuss-free cheap dim sum. Look out for Signature Salted Egg Custard Bun and Steamed Prawn Dumpling.
Dim sum hours: 7am – 3pm (Wednesday – Monday. Closed on Tuesday)

Yi Dian Xin Hong Kong Dim Sum, 1012 Upper Serangoon Rd, #1012, Singapore 534750, Tel: (+65) 9168 5587,

Dim Sum Delivery in Singapore

Pretty much all restaurants above have sorted out delivering dim sum in Singapore since the pandemic. We make special mention of some dim sum restaurants offering dim sum bento boxes, frozen dim sum or dim sum buffets delivered to your door!

Dim Sum Haus: Dim sum delivery in Singapore

You’ll find all the usual dim sum delicacies here – fried chicken wings, crispy yam puffs and spring rolls, baked salted egg custard buns and the works. Dim Sum Haus also retails congee, noodles, rice dishes and refreshing beverages for your dim sum delivery in Singapore. There’s a self-pick-up option too, if you’d rather not wait for doorstep delivery.
Where to order dim sum delivery in Singapore: Purchase online here.

Dim Sum Haus, 57 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208809, Tel: (+65) 6909 0777

Hong Kong Zhai Dim Sum: Dim sum delivery in Singapore

Fancy steaming hot dim sum delivery in Singapore? Hong Kong Zhai Dim Sum can make that happen with its a la carte and party set dim sum selections. Alternatively, try the ready-to-cook dim sum packs, which you can store and steam by yourself as you wish. Ordering for a smaller group of people? There are cutesy dim sum bento boxes too.
Where to order dim sum delivery in Singapore: Purchase online here.

Swee Choon Dim Sum Restaurant: frozen dim sum delivery

Swee Choon Dim Sum Restaurant has frozen dim sum that you can store in your freezer – think Black Sesame Lava Bao, Swee Choon Glutinous Rice with Chicken and Pork Chive Dumplings. Whip these out to steam at home, or opt for their hot dim sum delivery (there are dining sets available for up to 10 people if you want to have a dim sum party at home).
Where to order frozen dim sum delivery in Singapore: Purchase online here.

Disclaimer: All dim sum menus, offerings and prices are subject to change. Always call ahead to reserve and enquire about any relevant information.

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