By Lindsey Tan
If you want to get the best dim sum in Singapore, you’re on the right page! We’ve rounded up the very best restaurants for those bite-sized treats today so dim sum lovers can indulge themselves.
The restaurants we’ve chosen are all famous for the quality of their dim sum, as well as the service. What’s more, they all have a superb value-to-price ratio for their offerings.
Anyway, you’ll see that for yourself once you try any of these establishments. So, let’s not delay any longer and dive right into your options for dim sum restaurants in Singapore:
1. Sum Yi Tai
|BEST FOR||Traditional Chinese cuisine|
|PRICING||Dim Sum, Tapas, Drinks|
|ADDRESS||25 Boon Tat Street Singapore 069622|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 62213665|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday: Lunch – 11.30AM to 2.30PM / Dinner – 5.00PM to 1.00AM
Saturday: 7.00PM to 1.00AM
Closed on Sundays
At Sum Yi Tai, you can enjoy three different dining concepts.
These include the Tapas Bar where dim sum lunch and drinks are served. You can also have some dinner and late-night conversations here.
Meanwhile, the Mona Lounge stands as a nostalgic cocktail bar with Asian fusion on each well-crafted beverage.
Finally, for an exclusive and private gathering, the Rooftop Bar usually serves as the perfect getaway after a long day of hard work.
The main highlights of their menu would be dim sum and tapas. Be sure to try both when you go there!
- Private karaoke room
- Different dining areas
- Chinese tapas
Sum Yi Tai brings back the good old memories of Hong Kong’s fearless era during the ‘80s, which is why it’s loved by many locals and tourists. Tom Lee complimented the breathtaking view at the Rooftop Bar and wrote this review on Google Reviews:
“Another cool rooftop bar beneath the towering skyscrapers in commercial Singapore. Good place to hang out after a long day at the office, with ice cold beers, small bites or a full meal, and not too loud chill music.”
2. Red Star Restaurant
|BEST FOR||Authentic Cantonese Cuisine|
|ADDRESS||Block 54, Chin Swee Road #07-23, Singapore 160054|
|CONTACT DETAILS||6532 5266|
|OPERATING HOURS||Open Daily (including Public Holidays)
Breakfast/Lunch: (Monday to Saturday) 8.00am to 3.00pm / (Sunday & Public Holiday) 7.00am to 3.00pm
Dinner: (Monday to Sunday) 6.00pm to 10.00pm
You can easily find the Red Star Restaurant at the heart of Chinatown, serving quality dishes in a friendly environment. If you enjoy casual dining with family and friends, add this to your list!
They mostly provide Cantonese dishes such as roast duck special and dim sum. Keep in mind that the dim sum selections are only available until 3pm… so be sure to get there early.
Their menu consists of a variety of traditional and signature dishes for a memorable dining experience.
- Venue for family celebrations and events
- Affordable set menus
- Relaxed and warm ambience
Aside from an accessible location, Red Star Restaurant also provides simple yet comforting vibes. If you’ve just started exploring the Chinese cuisine, patrons say this would be an ideal place since they have the basics and signature dishes that leave the best impressions.
Yoong Daren shared this experience on Google Reviews:
“One of the few dim sum restaurants in Singapore that opens early (7am on Sun, 8am on other days). Delicious and authentic dim sum that delivers through push carts. Large crowds here for this long-standing establishment are a good endorsement of quality. Family-friendly and this place is a treasure. Will definitely come back!”
|BEST FOR||Innovative signature dishes and well-crafted traditional Cantonese cuisine|
|ADDRESS||#05-02 National Gallery Singapore 1 St. Andrew’s Road Singapore 178957|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 63845585|
|OPERATING HOURS||(Daily) Lunch: 11.30am – 2.30pm / Dinner: 6pm – 10.30pm
*They will be closed for private events so make sure to check their event schedules on their official website.
Yan’s cuisine is rich in the traditional flavours of Chinese cooking at its best. The presentation is classic too, and can only be described as elegant.
They have their own dim sum menu too, which includes the six dim sum platter and a mixture with porridge. The place can also be used for wedding venues, corporate events, and other special occasions.
- Multi-functional venue
- Classic food presentation
- Original dishes
Customers of Yan have only praise for their food, particularly their dim sum. A reviewer commented about the fine dining service at the restaurant and left this feedback on Google Reviews:
“Yàn has been on my to-try list for a while and we were well pleased with the food! Definitely one of the best Chinese restaurants in town. Great ambience coupled with delicate dim sum, well balanced flavors and food prepared to perfection, literally Chinese fine dining at its best. We ordered the lunch set menu that provided great value for all that was offered. Will definitely be back!”
4. Taste Paradise
Image Source: Trip Advisor
|BEST FOR||Fancy and exclusive Chinese dining|
|ADDRESS||2 Orchard Turn ION Orchard #04-07 Singapore 238801|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6509 9660|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon to Fri 11.00am – 3.00pm (Last order at 2.30pm) | 6.00pm – 11.00pm (Last order at 10.00pm)
Sat, Sun & PH 11.00am – 4.30pm (Last order at 3.30pm) | 6.00pm – 11.00pm (Last order at 10.00pm)
With their many outlets, Paradise has proven to be one of the most successful Chinese restaurant brands on the island. Part of their success comes from the fact that they offer excellent value, as many loyal customers will attest.
The restaurant serves a combination of traditional dishes fused with contemporary tastes to suit everyone’s palate.
Taste Paradise is one of their leading restaurants, and it provides dim sum cooked in inventive ways. Most dim sum enthusiasts are sure to love their culinary concepts!
- Original dishes
- Catering services
- Special promotions
Gourmet food lovers like Taste Paradise because of their signature dishes that deliver unique and flavorful tastes. A reviewer commended the surprisingly reasonable prices (for a fine dining restaurant) and left this 5-star rated review on Google Reviews:
“Always enjoy my meals at Taste Parsdise! Love their dim sums and century egg porridge! It seems costly but I must say their portion is reasonable to their price. This is probably my 7th time here. Not a lot but it will continue to add on. Must come!”
5. Dragon Bowl
Image Source: Why Not Deals
|BEST FOR||Festive traditional contemporary Cantonese cuisine|
|PRICING||Set Menu, A la carte Menu|
|ADDRESS||12 Kallang Ave, Aperia Mall #02-09, S339511|
|CONTACT DETAILS||6702 1588|
|OPERATING HOURS||Weekday: Lunch 11am–3pm
Weekend: Lunch 10.30am–3pm
If you typically opt for vibrant and dynamic food choices, Dragon Bowl is the place to go!
Each dish served creates a perfect balance of old and modern tastes. They have different styles of dim sum to try out too!
All dishes are cooked with premium ingredients and most of them can be paired with a vegetarian diet. Their dining area can serve more than a hundred guests so they can be an ideal venue for large gatherings.
- Formal events and birthday celebrations
- Catering services
- Special promotions
Dragon Bowl has received praise due to their generous servings and portions as well as their ability to handle a large number of guests with aplomb. Dr. Alvin Tung shared this experience on Google Reviews:
“A luxurious Cantonese feast for all of your senses! Our family was treated with great extravagance and deliciousness! The service was absolutely professional, friendly and perfectly paced. All of the dishes were prepared to absolute perfection and were served at their appropriate temperature at just the right pace. We look forward to celebrating our next family occasion at Dragon Bowl and spoil ourselves with their delicious cuisine!”
6. Spring Court
|BEST FOR||Signature dim sum dishes|
|PRICING||Set Menu (Visit their website for more menu options)|
|ADDRESS||52-56 Upper Cross Street, Singapore 058348
(Opposite Chinatown Point carpark)
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6449-5030|
|OPERATING HOURS||Lunch: 11.00am to 3.00pm
(Last Order: 2.30pm)
Dinner: 6.00pm to 10.30pm
(Last Order: 10.00pm)
Spring Court takes pride in their original handcrafted dim sum. Each serving has a large portion, making it a high-value meal at a reasonable price.
The restaurant is located at a 4-storey building that has classic exteriors. The interiors are reminiscent of traditional Chinese architecture too.
They have a wide range of services that even includes a special set of dishes for wedding celebrations. Their wedding package also has additional services such as decorations, a bridal make up room, and valet parking for guests.
- Karaoke facilities
- Special coupons
- Exclusive menu for wedding receptions
Spring Court’s dim sum is very popular, not least because it’s paired with superb service. Because of the excellent staff service and delicious menu, a reviewer from Google reviews wrote this:
“One of the best Chinese restaurant in Singapore that provides excellent food. The service staff provide top notch service. Place is specious and good for family gathering. Must try dish includes the roast chicken, steam prawns, fried rice, crab meat stew and fish”
7. Dim Sum Haus
|BEST FOR||Handmade Hong Kong Dim Sum|
|ADDRESS||57 Jln Besar, Singapore 208809|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6909 0777 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Sunday: 9AM to 9PM starting April 20 for Circuit Break|
Craving some authentic Hongkong-style dim sum? Satisfy that without having to fly out of Singapore by visiting Dim Sum Haus. They have tons of options to choose from— steamed, fried, baked, etc.
All of their dishes are guaranteed to be fresh, handmade, and made only from the finest ingredients.
Their store is open 7 days a week and they usually accept customers on a longer time frame on weekends. If you opt to order online, Dim Sum Haus will treat you to 25 percent off the total of your orders.
- Affordable prices
- Online reservation
- Available for delivery
Dim Sum Haus is definitely one of the crowd’s favorite places to go for authentic Hong Kong Dim Sum. In fact, it has a 4.3-rating on Google with 544 reviews. Here’s one of the reviews as posted on Makansutra.com.
“That first molar-bite into the Har Gao ($4.20) delivered a lovely shuddery crunch of prawns (treated with cold water rinse, an old school technique that enhances the texture) with a softly gummy, unbroken and well pleated skin. Now I’ll add the hashtag #winalreadyla. It was ditto for the Siew Mai ($3.90) with a prawn atop peeping at me hiding behind a wolfberry seed…
“… the Fried Mee Sua Kueh ($3.60, which a nearby competitor is famed for). The version here, is cut up, then fried individually and crispy all around and soft inside, unlike the others. How can you not like this one, with Chinese sausage bits and dried shrimps inside.”
With these restaurants, you can indulge in all the dim sum you can eat. If you go to any of them, tell us which one it was and what you had!
Should your dim sum feast fail to sate your Chinese food craving, by the way, you can also check out our list of the best Chinese restaurants in Singapore. If that still doesn’t satisfy you, we don’t know what will!
*Images are taken from each company’s official websites/social media.