33 best dim sum places in Singapore to yum cha at

When it comes to communal dining in Chinese cuisine, nothing beats dim sum. Served in baskets of three (usually), these are perfect for sharing.

There is no lack of great dim sum places in Singapore. For a more authentic experience, you’ll enjoy a restaurant that serves dim sum in a traditional push cart. Are you a big-eater? Then a dim sum buffet will satisfy. Finally, if you want value-for-money options, there are hidden gems in hawker centres too!

No matter which category you fall under, we have something for you. Here are 33 dim sum restaurants in Singapore to consider checking out.

Best hawker-style dim sum spots

Victor’s kitchen

Victor’s Kitchen should not be a stranger to you if you are a huge fan of dim sum.
Serving Hong Kong-style dim sum in a friendly kopitiam setting, Victor’s Kitchen is popular with patrons who have been supporting its original outlet at Sunshine Plaza for more than a decade.

Their show-stealer is the Golden Egg Yolk Lava Buns (3 pieces for S$5.90). These fluffy buns are filled with delicious custard and egg yolk paste that oozes out on your first bite.

Address:
91 Bencoolen Street, #01-49, Sunshine Plaza, Singapore 189652 | 133 New Bridge Road, #B1-33, Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413
Opening hours: 10.30am – 8pm (daily)
Reservations: Online 

Yi Dian Xin Hong Kong Dim Sum

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Located near Kovan MRT station, Yi Dian Xin is a neighbourhood dim sum eatery that is well-loved by those looking for good dim sum that don’t break the bank.

Try out their steamed Beancurd Prawn Roll (S$4.80 for three pieces) and boat congee (S$5). The congee is served with cuttlefish, pork, fried pork skin, fishcake and some peanuts – authentic to what you typically get in Hong Kong.

Address: 1012 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534750
Opening hours: 7am – 3pm (Mon, Wed to Sun)
Reservations: Not allowed

$1.30 Dim Sum


Among all the dim sum places in our list, this definitely offers the best value for money. Everything on its menu is priced at S$1.30 each – it certainly can’t get more affordable than that.

Besides the usual dim sum, its Century Egg Pork Porridge is a popular choice. You’ll love that it comes in a generous portion, and its texture isn’t too gooey or diluted. At the same time, it is well-seasoned and not too salty.

The best part? There are seven locations islandwide which makes it convenient to try out their dim sum regardless of where you stay.

Address: Multiple locations islandwide 
Reservations: Not allowed

Nian Nian Fa Dim Sum

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A hidden gem located in Ang Mo Kio, this place serves dim sum that are freshly handmade daily, with prices beginning from S$1.10 per item.

If you need recommendations, we’ll suggest that you go for its fried prawn dumpling (S$1.20 each). The dumpling skin is crispy and stuffed generously with shrimps. You don’t even have to dip it into any condiments as it is flavourful on its own!

Address: 527 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, Singapore 560527
Opening hours: 6am – 4pm (Mon to Sun)
Reservations: Not allowed

Jin Wang Handmade Bao & Dim Sum

Jin Wang probably has one of the best handmade buns!

Many gave compliments for their big pork buns, that is available at just S$1.20 each! The bun is soft and the meat fillings inside are very juicy and generous portions are given too.

Address:  623 Elias Road, Singapore 510623
Opening hours: 6am – 3pm (Mon to Sun)

Neptune Hong Kong Dim Sum

Neptune Hong Kong Dim Sum has been in operation for the last 20 years and continue to be one of the more popular stalls here even when the food centre it’s located at has gone through a major revamp a few years ago.

Though not the most exciting options, the classics – Siew Mai (S$3.80) and Deep Fried Dumpling (S$4.50) – are still the most popular options because of their great flavours.

Address: 84 Marine Parade Central, #01-26, Singapore 440084
Opening hours: 10.30am – 9.30pm (Mon to Thu), 9.30am – 9pm (Fri to Sun)
Reservations: Not allowed

Kow Loon Hong Kong Dim Sum

 

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This dim sum place is housed at a neighbourhood coffeeshop in Ang Mo Kio.

For something different, try its Enoki Mushroom Cheong Fun (S$3.20). This has a very aromatic sauce that elevates the taste of the dish.

Address: 151 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, #01-3030, Singapore 560151
Opening hours: 8am –  8pm (Mon to Sun)
Reservations: Not allowed

126 Wen Dao Shi

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126 Dim Sum Wen Dao Shi has been in business at the same location since 1985.

It’s popular for its Har Gao (S$4 for four pieces), which patrons love for how sweet and crunchy the prawns are, and how the skin – though thin – is able to sustain the weight of the generous portion of prawns inside.

The egg tarts, which come with a slightly caramelised top, are also worth trying.

Address: 126 Sims Avenue, Singapore 387449
Opening hours: 10.30am – 3am (Mon to Sun)
Reservations: Not allowed

Fu Yuan Handmade Dim Sum

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Those who stay in the West may know Fu Yuan Handmade Dim sum, a hidden gem that offers great tasting dim sum at affordable prices.

You should definitely savour their Liu Sha Bao (S$1 each). The bun is soft and fluffy, and it contains decadent salted egg yolk custard oozes out the moment you bite into it.

Address: 710 Clementi West Street 2, Singapore 120710
Opening hours: 5.30am – 5pm (Mon to Sun)
Reservations: Not allowed

Best dim sum restaurants

Yanxi Dim Sum & Hotpot

Looking for a twist to the traditional dim sum? Try out Yanxi Dim Sum & Hotpot!

We recommend trying out their prawn dumplings (S$12 for three pieces), which infuses petai (stink beans) flavours into them. There is even a hint of spice from sambal, to give it a flavourful kick!

Besides savouring its dim sum, you can also enjoy hotpot at Yanxi, as a bonus. Soup bases are made from scratch daily with fresh ingredients and left to boil and simmer for hours. Their signature soup base is the Yanxi Signature Buddha-Jumps-Over-The-Wall soup – a must-try if you’re visiting.

Address: 175A Chin Swee Road, Singapore 169879
Opening hours:
11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm (Mon to Fri), 11.15am – 3.30pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm (Sat & Sun)
Reservations: Online
Promo: Get this voucher to enjoy 30% off at Yanxi Dim Sum & Hotpot.

The Dim Sum Place

The Dim Sum Place is one of the few dim sum restaurants in Singapore that offers Halal dim sum.

Besides dim sum, the restaurant also offers other Cantonese fare such as noodles and desserts.

Go for its Deep Fried Carrot Cake (S$4.90). The carrot cake is nicely diced into cubes, unlike most other places with serves stir-fried carrot cake that are chopped into small pieces, which gives it a different texture.

Address: 791 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198759 | 5 Changi Business Park Central 1,
Changi City Point, #B1-30/31, Singapore 486038
Opening hours: North Bridge Road – 11am – 11pm (Sun to Thu), 11am – 2am (Fri & Sat) | Changi City Point – 10am – 10pm (Mon to Sun)
Reservations: Online

Red Star Restaurant

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Red Star restaurant is one of the most iconic dim sum restaurants in Singapore – and it’s not surprising why. It has been in operation for more than 40 years and the restaurant still serves dim sum the traditional way – using a push cart.

Coupled with its retro interior, you’ll feel like you’ve been teleported back to the ’70s and enjoying authentic dim sum in a cosy restaurant.

We recommend its taro horn (S$4.90), which has a crispy pastry that isn’t too oily, as well as delectable yam filling.

Address: 54 Chin Swee Road, #07-23, Singapore 160054
Opening hours: 8am – 3pm, 6pm – 9.30pm (Mon to Sun)
Reservations: Call 6532 5266

Black Society Restaurant

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It’s easy to forget you’re actually eating dim sum at Black Society; the artisanal dim sum it offers are creative and absolutely beautiful.

Look forward to a fusion menu that serves everything from a basket of xiao long bao to a plate of pasta, so you can please everyone around the table.

Be sure to try out their high tea set (S$25.80++), a great sampler that is good for two. Another highlight is its Yuzu Char Siew Bao, which elevates the taste of char siew with a hint of refreshing citrus flavour.

Address: 1 HarbourFront Walk, #02-156/157 Vivocity, Singapore 098585
High tea timing: 2pm – 6pm (Mon to Sun)
Reservations: Online
Promo:
Get this voucher to enjoy 20% off at Black Society Restaurant.

Mouth Restaurant

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Mouth Restaurant has been in operation since 1988 in the Chinatown area and has been popular with patrons sine then.

Dim sum are handmade daily to guarantee freshness and we recommend its Rainbow Har Gao (S$6.20 for four pieces), which are tasty and very Instagram-worthy.

Address: 38 Maxwell Road, #01-01/02 Airview Building, Singapore 069116
Reservations: Online
Promo:
Get this voucher to enjoy 20% off at Mouth Restaurant.

London Fat Duck

While London Fat Duck is best known for its delicious roast ducks made with a heritage recipe, it also has an extensive dim sum menu that’s very popular.

You must try their Crispy London Duck Snow Bun (S$3.20 per piece). It features a tender duck filling encased within the bun that has a crunchy crust before you bite into a fluffier bun.

Address: 6 Scotts Road, #B1-16/17 Scotts Square, Singapore 228209 | 10 Paya Lebar Road, #B2-25, PLQ Mall, Singapore 409057
Opening hours: Scotts Square – 11.30am – 9pm (Mon to Fri), 11am – 9pm (Sat, Sun & PH) | PLQ Mall – 11.30am – 3pm, 5pm – 9.30pm (Mon to Fri), 11am – 9.30pm (Sat & Sun)
Reservations: Online

Ya Ge

The newly open Ya Ge presents us with more dim sum options in Singapore.

Highlights include Crispy Beancurd Roll with Minced Shrimp & Chive (S$8.80) as well as Phoenix Claw with XO Sauce (S$10.80).

Address: 1 Tras Link, Level 3 Orchid Hotel, Singapore 078867
Opening hours: 11.30am – 10pm (Mon to Sun)
Reservations: Online

Tim Ho Wan

Tim Ho Wan is known to be one of the most affordable Michelin Star restaurants in Singapore. They first outlet in Singapore started out at Plaza Singapura and they now have 12 outlets islandwide!

If you haven’t visited them before, you should not miss out their Baked Bun with BBQ Pork (S$8.50)– which is what led them to success.

Address and opening hours: Multiple outlets
Reservations: Not allowed

Shang Social

Shang Social (香聚), a standalone dining establishment by Shangri-La Group offers three distinctive Chinese-style cuisines: Cantonese, Huaiyang, and Sichuan.

The extensive menu features traditional and contemporary dishes, but regardless, their flavours are pretty on point.

Try out their chicken stuffed glutinous rice (S$52). Despite its relatively high price tag, it gets sold out quickly, sometimes even by lunchtime.

Address: 78 Airport Boulevard, #01 – 219 to 222, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666
Opening hours: 11.30am – 3pm, 5pm – 9pm (Sun to Thu), 11.30am – 4pm, 5pm – 10pm (Fri & Sat)
Reservations: Online
Promo:
Get this voucher to enjoy 15% off at Shang Social.

Mott 32

Mott 32 is an award-winning fine-dining restaurant in Singapore, which offers great food along with an amazing ambience.

You should try out their Premium Dim Sum platter (S$12 per person). It comes with creative selections of dim sum including lobster har gao, black truffle siu mai, and soft quail egg.

Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, B1- 41 / 42 Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956
Opening hours: 11am – 3.30pm, 5pm – 11pm (Mon to Sun)
Reservations: Online 

Majestic Bay

For a luxurious view of Marina Bay, consider Majestic Bay.

Order the Steamed Yellow Duckling Buns with Melted Chocolate (S$6.60), which are so adorable, they aren’t just Instagram-worthy but are also going to amused the kids.

Besides dim sum, you can also look forward to fresh seafood here.

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Below Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore 018953
Opening hours: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 9pm
Reservations: Online
Promo:
Get this voucher to enjoy 20% off at Majestic Bay.

Tien Court

Most of us may be familiar with Copthorne King’s hotel, but did you know that they offer delicious Cantonese-Teochew dim sum?

Indulge in their glutinous rice chicken (S$7); shaped like little chicks sitting in their nest.

Address: 403 Havelock Road, Level 2 Copthorne King’s Hotel, Singapore 169632
Opening hours: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm (Mon, Wed to Sun)
Reservations: Online

Best dim sum buffets

Man Fu Yuan

Located in Intercontinental Hotel, the popular Man Fu Yuan weekend dim sum buffet features an unlimited selection of over 40 dishes, including signature dishes and dim sum delicacies.

Highlights include crispy prawn bean curd roll with wasabi mayonnaise, wok-fried radish cake with X.O. chilli sauce, and honey-glazed pork belly.

The buffet is priced at S$68++ per adult and S$34++ per child.

Address: 80 Middle Road, Level 2 InterContinental Singapore, Singapore 188966
Buffet timings: 11.30am – 1pm, 1.30pm – 3pm
Reservations: Online
Promo: Get this voucher to enjoy 10% off at Man Fu Yuan.

Red House

Red House is located in Grand Copthorne Waterfront hotel, which is a three-minute walk from Fort Canning MRT station.

Amongst the unlimited dim sum items, you must try their custard bun. The bun is not too thick, allowing the golden custard to ooze its way out.

If you are a fan of seafood, don’t miss out their shrimp dumpling and beancurd skin with prawn. The Pan-Fried X.O Carrot Cake is standout item to try.

Price for weekday buffet is at S$45++ per adult and S$22.80++ per child. For weekends, the buffet is priced at S$55++ per adult and S$28.80 per child.

Address: 392 Havelock Road, Level 2, Grand Copthorne Waterfront, Singapore 169663
Buffet timings: 12pm – 2pm (Mon to Sun)
Reservations: Online
Promo: Get this voucher to enjoy 10% off at Red House.

Peach Garden

Peach Garden Restaurant is not only elegant, it also has delectable Cantonese delicacies prepared by Hong Kong chefs.

Its signature dish is definitely the Fried Carrot Cake in X.O. sauce. The radish cake is chunky and perfectly crisp while the egg and bean sprouts added enhance its flavour.

Prices for an a la carte buffet from Monday to Thursday is S$58++ per pax from Monday to Thursday, S$68++ per pax on Friday, and S$78++ on weekends. .

Address and opening hours: Multiple outlets
Reservations: Online 

Yan Ting

Yan Ting restaurant at The St. Regis Singapore showcases exquisite yet hearty Cantonese fine-dining cuisine.

If you are looking to celebrate a special occasion, they have semi-private and private dining rooms too! Complement your special moment with some old and new world wines and champagnes.

The price for their dim sum buffet is at S$108++ per person. Highlights include the Oven-Baked Barbecued ‘Char Siew’ Pastry with Almonds and their mini egg tarts.

Address: 29 Tanglin Road, Level 1U, The St. Regis Singapore, Singapore 247912
Opening hours: 10.30am – 12.30pm , 1pm – 3pm
Reservations: Online

Yum Cha

Yum Cha Restaurants aims to bring back the dim sum tea house concept in a shophouse setting, decked with marble tables and wooden chairs.

Apart for dim sum, they have extended their menu to include local favourites including Salted Egg Prawns and Roasted Peking Duck.

Its mango prawn sesame fritters and mushroom bun are dishes that you got to try.

The buffet price is at S$26.80++ per adult and S$16.80++ per child.

Address:
20 Trengganu Street, #02-01, Singapore 058479 | 6 Changi Business Park Ave 1, #01-33, ERS BizPark @ Changi, Singapore 486017

Opening hours:
Trengganu Street – 10.30am – 10pm (Tue to Fri), 9am – 10pm (Sat, Sun & PH) | Changi – 11am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 9pm (Tue to Fri), 9am – 3pm, 6pm – 9pm (Sat, Sun & PH)

Reservations: Online 

Jia He Chinese Restaurant

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Jia He Chinese Restaurant offers a mix of classic Chinese delicacies and artisanal creations. In fact, as a showcase of its culinary team’s versatility, more adventurous diners can choose to have their dinner served omakase-style.

Try out their Black Pepper Crab Roll with crispy net (S$8 for three pieces) and Xiao Long Bao infused with Bak Kut Teh (S$8 for six pieces).

Address: 1 Farrer Park Station Road, #01-14/15/16, Connexion, Singapore 217562
Opening hours: 10am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Reservations: Online

Peony Jade

Peony Jade is probably one of the most recognised dim sum restaurants in Singapore, where Singaporeans often visit for family gatherings, celebrations, and even weddings.

Whipping up dishes that are easy on the eyes and palate, Peony Jade is also known for using no MSG and minimal oil, without compromising on its taste.

Their buffet is priced at S$33.80++ per person and a minimum of three people are required for dining in.

Amongst their wide selection, we recommend the Pandan Liu Sha Bao. The pandan makes the bun taste more fragrant, without overpowering it.

Address: 10 Bukit Chermin Road, M Level, Singapore 109918
Opening hours (lunch and dim sum): 11am – 2.30pm, 10.30am – 2.30pm (Sat & Sun)
Reservations: Online

Beng Hiang Restaurant

Beng Hiang is well-loved among customers who have a taste for authentic Asian flavours of the Far East.

Indulge in over 25 delicious selections of dim sum and Asian favourites. Their must-try items include their BBQ honey pork bun and pan-fried pumpkin cake with conpoy.

Prices are at S$25.80++ per adult and S$14.80++ per child.

Address: 135 Jurong Gateway Road, #02-337, Singapore 600135
Opening hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 9.30pm (Mon to Sun)
Reservations: Online

Si Chuan Dou Hua

Enjoy an extensive à la carte lunch buffet at Si Chuan Dou Hua with up to 40 finely-crafted dishes to choose from!

Their highlights include the deep-fried Taro Puff with Scallop in Curry Paste and deep fried signature pork belly roll.

Prices are at S$50 per adult from Mondays to Thursdays and S$58 for weekends and public holidays.

Address: 181 Kitchener Road, PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road, Level 3, Singapore 208533
Buffet Timings: 11.30am – 2pm (Mon to Thu), 11.30am – 1pm & 1.30pm – 3pm (Fri to Sun & Public Holidays)
Reservations: Online

EMPRESS

Located in the iconic Asian Civilisations Museum, Empress is a smart casual Chinese restaurant that serves quality Chinese fare.

Apart from the sweet and savoury dim sum from the buffet menu, they also have daily soups, king prawns, grouper and desserts.

Prices are at per adult is S$58++ and per child is S$38++. Simply add S$45 for free-flow wine, beer, juices and Chinese tea.

Address: 1 Empress Place, #01-03, Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore 179555
Buffet timings: 11am – 1pm, 12pm – 2pm, 1pm – 3pm
Reservations: Online

Swatow Seafood

Swatow’s dim sum buffet offers a culinary experience of carefully and expertly hand crafted dim sum dishes.

The buffet prices are at S$28.80 per adult for weekdays and S$31.80 for weekends.

Highlights include the Teochew five treasures crystal dumpling and gold fish dumplings that are too adorable to be eaten!

Address: 181 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh, #02-602, Singapore 310181
Buffet timings: 3pm – 5pm
Reservations: Call 6363 1717

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