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Best Dim Sum Restaurants In Singapore: Based On Real User Reviews

Growing up Asian, dim sum has always been a significant part of our lives! Getting dim sum with close friends or family for breakfast has  been an indulgence for many. I remember when I was little, my dad would ask, “Wanna go yum cha?” on Sunday mornings and I would bug him to get me steamed seaweed rolls!

Even as an adult now, dim sum is still my favourite comfort food. Recently, I asked a question on the ShopBack Smarter Way Community about where to have affordable & tasty dim sum in Singapore, and our very smart and knowledgeable community members have recommended aplenty. (PS: I have only tried one so far, and it did not disappoint! Can’t wait to try a few more this weekend)

TL;DR – These 10, Are The Best Places To Have Dim Sum

We check out some of the best places to go for dim sum as recommended by the Smarter Way Community.

  • Swee Choon
  • 126 Dim Sum Wen Dao Shi 揾到食
  • Mong Kok
  • Red Star Dim Sum Restaurant
  • Yum Cha
  • Dim Sum Haus
  • Victor’s Kitchen
  • Peach Garden Chinese Restaurant
  • Swatow
  • Mitzo

Swee Choon

Source: Burpple Joe Yang

This is probably one of the most crowded dim sum places in Singapore! There’s always a queue no matter what day or time you visit. Then waiting time usually takes around 20 minutes to one hour – It was very packed when I visited on Saturday night, 7pm (peak hour!). It’s pretty fuss-free because you just have to get a queue number from the machine and they will contact you when seats free up. Apart from the common dishes like fried carrot cake, dumpling, xiao long bao, steamroll, they serve some interesting dishes like fried mee sua, which is a must-try!

Swee Choon Dim Sum

Address: 185 – 191 Jalan Besar | Singapore 208882Singapore, Singapore

Opening Hours: Wed – Mon: 6pm – 6am | Closed on Tuesdays

Contact: +65 6225 7788

126 Dim Sum Wen Dao Shi 揾到食

First started in the year 1985 at Sims Avenue, 126 Dim Sum Wen Dao Shi 揾到食 allows Singaporeans to enjoy dim sum in a casual setting.

source: 76 Scallop Siew Mai by 126 Dim Sum

On top of the usual Dim Sum dishes, they also serve amazing dishes such as their famous Thai-style Crab Bee Hoon. Their branch at Sims Avenue is one of the few 24 hours Dim Sum places in Singapore.

126 Dim Sum Wen Dao Shi 揾到食 @ Geylang

Address: 126 Sims Avenue, Singapore 387449
Opening Hours: 24 hours daily
Contact: 6746 4757
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126 Dim Sum Wen Dao Shi 揾到食 @ Boon Keng

Address: 1086 Serangoon Road, Singapore 328187
Opening Hours: 5pm to 2am daily
Contact: 6257 5032

Mong Kok Dimsum

Source: Mong Kok

The unpleasant thing that may happen when you eat dim sum is when it’s soggy and stale. Fret not, this place serves everything super fresh. Apart from that, kitchen staffs, servers, and cashiers are all very well-mannered and hardworking eventhough they speak very little English.

Besides Dim Sum, give their Chilli Crab, fried rice, chee cheong fun are definitely worth trying as well.

One customer added, “In a lot of places, the pictures on the menus are nicer than the final product. At Mongkok? It is just the opposite – often the food was more generous (esp. the plated dishes) than the pictures!

Mong Kok Dim Sum

Address:  214 Geylang Rd, 389274

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Contact: +65 9191 8829

Red Star Dim Sum Restaurant

source: Siew Mai by Red Star Restaurant

There is no other place like Red Star Dim Sum Restaurant when it comes to authentic Cantonese cuisine. The entire ambience of Red Star and its service staff just takes you back in time to when you were a kid. Dim Sum, Fried Yam Pots filled with Scallops, Prawn and Cashew Nuts to America duck, Red Star Dim Sum Restaurant got your back!

Redstar Restaurant

Address: Block 54, Chin Swee Road #07-23, Singapore 160054

Opening Hours: 

Mon – Sat: 8am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm

Sun: 7am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm

Contact: 6532 5266
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Yum Cha

Source: Yum Cha

A happy customer said that he’s been here a few times whenever he’s in Singapore, and hasn’t been disappointed. For a change their congee with century eg is pretty good, and so is their chinese turnip cake. It’s located at an interesting part of town and the atmosphere is genuinely good. They also have a good selection of dim sum during lunch!

Address: 20 Trengganu Street, #02-01 Singapore (058479)

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 10.30am to 10.30 pm, Sat and Sun 9am to 10.30pm

Contact: +65 6372 1717

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Dim Sum Haus

Source: Dim Sum Haus

If you live nearby Little India and need to have a break from Indian food, Dim Sum Haus serves various dimsum delicacies to satisfy your tastebud. Most items in the menu have photos which perfectly represent the actual dishes!

Two favorites at this shop: shrimp in fried bean curd skin, custard bun, and steamed rice roll with char side pork.

Address: 57 Jln Besar, Singapore 208809

Opening Hours:

Closed on mondays

Tues – Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm

Sat – Sun: 10.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm

Contact: +65 6909 0777

Victor’s Kitchen

source: Custard Egg Yolk Buns By Victor’s Kitchen

The chief chef of Victor’s kitchen was previously a chef in Victoria Hotel, a five-star hotel in Hong Kong. Bringing Hong Kong-style Dim Sum to Singaporeans in a familiar Singaporean Kopitiam setting, this place is worth visiting.

For fans of custard egg yolk buns, Victor’s Kitchen’s is a must try.

Victor’s Kitchen @ Sunshine Plaza

Address: 91 Bencoolen Street, Sunshine Plaza, #01-49, Singapore 189652
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs, Sun: 10.30am to 8pm, Fri & Sat: 10.30am to 9pm
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Victor’s Kitchen @ Chinatown Point

Address: Chinatown Point, B1-33, 133 New Bridge Road, Singapore 059413
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 10.30am to 9pm
Contact: 9838 2851

Peach Garden Chinese Restaurant

Source: Peach Garden

Established in the year 2002, Peach Garden Chinese Restaurants now has 9 restaurants for the convenience of Singaporeans.

If you are a big fan of Dim Sum buffet, Peach Garden offers it at their NTU, Thomson, Hotel Miramar and Orchid Country Club branch.

Peach Garden @ Hotel Miramar

401 Havelock Road, Hotel Miramar, Level 3, Singapore 169631
Tel: 6736 3833

Peach Garden @ Orchid Country Club

1, Orchid Club Road, #02-35, Social Club House, Singapore 769162
Tel: 6759 3833

Peach Garden @ NTU

76 Nanyang Drive, Blk N2.1 #02-01B, Singapore 637 331
Tel: 6219 9398

Peach Garden @ Thomson Plaza

301 Upper Thomson Road, #01-88 Thomson Plaza, Singapore 574408
Tel: 6451 3233
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Swatow

Established in the year 2010, Swatow Seafood Restaurant is well recognised for their Teochew cuisine, with founder coming from a Teochew background.

Teochew cuisines are usually known to use healthier ingredients with light flavouring, which can be a great choice for healthy living Singaporeans.

Source: Burpple Yi Leong

Swatow offers handmade Hong Kong Dim Sum everyday if you are looking for your Dim Sum fix!

Address: 181 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh #02-602, 310181

Opening Hours: 8am – 10.30pm

Contact: 6363 1717

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Mitzo

source: Mitzo

Mitzo did not come to us right away as a Chinese or Cantonese, but according to the community, their weekend brunch is to die for. Mitzo combines a contemporary take on Cantonese cuisine with artisanal cocktails. A fusion that brings about the best of both worlds. The Dim Sum Set lunch allows lunch-goers to enjoy over 10 types of hand-crafted Dim Sum, a double-boiled soup of the day before ending off with dessert. A pricier option but we can always treat ourselves on some days!

Mitzo

Address: Level 4 Grand Park orchard, 270 Orchard Road Singapore 238857

Opening Hours: Dim Sum Set Lunch: Mon – Fri, 12pm to 2.30pm

Contact: 6603 8855
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