Dim Sum recommendations

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We're going to add "Eat dim sum" to the list of "things to do when visiting" on the main site. If you have any recommendations of visitor-friendly restaurants or dim sum-related stories, all contributions gratefully received !

My suggestion is to eat at the City Hall Maxim's Palace - it's convenient for visitors, and although there is usually a queue to get in (make sure you get your numbered ticket when you first arrive), the food is always good. More details at : [url]http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/CityHall/restaurants1.html[/url]

My favourite place for Dim Sum is the Ho Choi restaurant in Sheung Wan - but I always have to wander around a couple of blocks before I find it, so that'll have to wait until I've got the address clear.

Regards, MrB

Re:Dim Sum recommendations

Luk Yu on Stanley St is my favourite. Slightly bossy waiters, a great environment and a gweilo limited english menu.

I find maxims is a little greasy. I've had far better at suburban Dim Sum places

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There's a great one on Jubilee Street Central (between the Market and The Centre), which is really cheap after 2pm on the weekends. Not sure how gweilo friendly it is, though - the missus does the ordering when we go there. We fed a party of four (and some kids) there the other week for under $200.

Not sure of the name - Treasure Palace, or something like that.


Update: It's Treasure Lake Seafood Restaurant, and the Dim Sum menu isn't in English, although they have another menu which is (and comes with pictures, too.)

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[quote="nic"]Luk Yu on Stanley St is my favourite. Slightly bossy waiters, a great environment and a gweilo limited english menu.[/quote]

[b]Lu Yu[/b] is definitely recommended. Very traditional and excellent dimsum, but the staff (all elderly men) are a law unto themselves.

[b]Zen[/b] in Pacific Place and Festival Walk is good (but not very traditional), with some interesting and different dim sum.

upscale dim sum

I've just had a colleague ask me for a suggestion for dim sum where you can concentrate on the quality of the food, and not the decibel level in the restaurant. Having not yet seen Chris's good recommendation of Zen, I consulted Mrs Tall, who suggested The Square (I know, very unlikely name for a dim sum place, but would Mrs Tall lie?) in Exchange Square 2, on the 4th floor. She said each dim sum entry is 'gei sup man' (i.e. several tens of dollars) which indeed adds up, but that the food is very good.

Re:Dim Sum recommendations

i think Victoria Seafood serves some of the best dim sum in town.

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If you have member with you try the Oi Suen at Shatin Jockeyclub Clubhouse. I assure you it's the best in Hong Kong.

In terms of alternate venues the Conrad hotel is reputed to serve up quite a decent array. Their Har Kau comes highly recommended :)

EDIT: As mentioned before Zen is supposed to be good. I haven't been there in a few years so I don't know how it's gotten but I'd take his word for it.

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The Square (in Exch Sq) is very good at weekends (and cheaper), not so good on weekdays. Good location before a flight (stroll down to Airport Express after meal)

Dim Sum in Happy Valley is excellent (except for the long wait). It's on Sing Kwong Road (opposite Brown's). Consistently good food, very good service. Tables squeezed close together though. Arrive at 11.45 to ensure a table on Sundays.

Zen in Pacific Place is good and noisy (and slow service) but the glutinous rice stuffed into chicken wings is really interesting. Other food also decent quality.

Victoria Seafood (Citic tower, Central and Sung Hung Kai Bldg, Wanchai) is good but I find overpriced.