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20 Best Dim Sum Restaurants in Sydney [2023]

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Best Dim Sum Sydney
Best Dim Sum Sydney

If you’re looking for some of the best dim sum in Sydney, you’ve come to the right place! In this blog post, we will be highlighting 20 of the best dim sum Sydney restaurant. These restaurants are known for their delicious dim sum Sydney dishes and their exceptional service. So, whether you’re a dim sum expert or a first-timer, these restaurants are sure to satisfy your cravings!

1) Uncle Ming’s

Uncle Ming's - Dim Sum Sydney
Uncle Ming’s – Dim Sum Sydney (Credit: Uncle Ming’s)
Key ServiceVegetarian options 
Address49-51 York St Sydney, NSW, Australia 2000
Operating HoursMONDAY 4PM – MIDNIGHT

There are no rolling carts of steamed buns on the menu, but if you’ve got those steamy cravings, Uncle Ming’s dumplings, spring rolls, and barbeque ginger chicken wings are well worth a try. You may also wash it all down with a couple of excellent cocktails and a house beer to calm your nerves.

Key Differentiators:

  • Upbeat vibe
  • Vegetarian options 
  • Great customer service

Customer’s Review:

I’m so glad I found this place! I have never been anywhere similar which makes it so unique. The dumplings and dim sims were delicious, we had to order more! The cocktails were great and so much variety plus the service was spot on.

Roxy Roxby

2) East Ocean Restaurant

East Ocean Restaurant - Dim Sum Sydney
East Ocean Restaurant – Dim Sum Sydney (Credit: East Ocean Restaurant)
Key ServiceReasonable prices
AddressLevel 1, 421 – 429 Sussex Street,
Haymarket NSW 2000
Phone02 9212 1989 /
0482 056 370
10:00-15:00 I 17:00-22:00
10:00-15:00 I 17:00-23:00
9:00-15:00 I 17:00-23:00
9:00-15:00 I 17:00-22:00

On a chilly Tuesday night in Haymarket, you’ll find that this is a more peaceful option for mid-week dim sum. They are not in the business of hurrying you off, so one gent takes his time solving the crossword while happily eating tiny open-top portions of prawn and sweet corn. The duck pancakes, for example, do not hold back on the filling – a full palm-sized swatch of dark, juicy meat wearing a silver shield of crunchy skin.

Key Differentiators:

  • Reasonable prices
  • Peaceful ambience
  • Polite and accommodating service

Customer’s Review:

Best Chinese I’ve had in a long time. Came here often when I was a kid 30yrs ago. Service and food quality was 10/10. The decor and ambiance is like 5* hotel. Absolutely lovely place to eat. Great value too.

Terry Chan

3) Zilver

Zilver - Dim Sum Sydney
Zilver – Dim Sum Sydney (Credit: Zilver)
Key ServiceDecent selection of food
AddressLevel G, 191 Hay St, Haymarket NSW 2000
Phone(02) 9211 2232
Operating HoursLunch:
Monday – Friday 10:00am – 3:30pm
Saturday -Sunday 9:00am -3:30pm
Monday – Sunday 5:30am – 11:00pm

Zilver’s name is efficiency. This long-standing first-floor eatery is quick to seat you, serve you, and accept payment – so there must be a lot of business lunches going on around us. When you’re near the kitchen, service is especially quick – they have trolley gridlock one point with two steamer trolleys, a fried cart, and a Chinese broccoli station, all of which served pre-cooked green bales under plastic lids rather than the hot pots that they plunge the veggies into as you wait.

Key Differentiators:

  • Amazing services at reasonable price
  • Decent selection of food
  • Fast Service

Customer’s Review:

Really great yum cha experiences: will say one of my favourites. Dishes have a real freshness and the service was great: friendly and as you would expect quick. Just loved it.

James Arvanitakis

4) East Phoenix

East Phoenix - Dim Sum Sydney
East Phoenix – Dim Sum Sydney (Credit: East Phoenix)
Key ServiceWide sets of menu
AddressShop 6001/188 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone02 9223 8822
Operating HoursMon – Sun 11am – 3pm
Tue – Sat 5:30pm – 9:30pm, Sun 5:00pm – 9:00pm

The most elegant in this yum cha restaurant line may be found above the East Village Shopping Centre in Zetland, which is rather sleek. East Phoenix is so sharp that it almost seems like a workplace. There’s no kitsch here; they’re sticking to a tried-and-true black, white, and red color scheme. If you don’t want to alter the script, the steamer trolley with all of your favorite hits (prawn har gao, steam buns, siu mai) appears with surprising frequency.

Key Differentiators:

  • Wide sets of menu
  • Attentive servers
  • Offers private rooms for group bookings

Customer’s Review:

A wonderful experience with amazing food and service that is reasonably price. Convenient location, parking with 2 hours free. Highly recommend.

Andy Yin

5) The Dynasty

The Dynasty - Dim Sum Sydney
The Dynasty – Dim Sum Sydney (Credit: The Dynasty)
Key ServiceFreshly prepared food
Address26 Bridge Rd
Belmore NSW 2192 Australia
Phone+61 2 9704 7704
Operating HoursLUNCH
From 11am – 3pm (Tue – Fri)
From 10am-3pm (Sat-Sun)
From 5.30 – 9pm (Sun, Tue – Thurs)
From 5.30 – 10pm (Fri – Sat)

It’s worth a trip to the Canterbury League Club just to gape at the wonderful indoor rainforest in the foyer, which includes a waterfall, fake tiki torches, genuine indoor plants, and a lagoon. The Dynasty Chinese Restaurant is located behind it, where yum cha is served every day from 11am until 3pm on weekdays, or 10am every weekend, when reservations are required in the red dining room. There isn’t much of a trolley service.

Key Differentiators:

  • Freshly prepared food
  • Serves traditional Cantonese yum cha
  • Friendly staff

Customer’s Review:

This is one of our favourite yum cha places in Sydney and we have been coming for years. The food is freshly prepared, tastes great and is reasonably priced. The service is friendly and polite. The restaurant is also very clean. Highly recommended if you are in the area.


6) Mr Wong

Mr Wong - Dim Sum Sydney
Mr Wong – Dim Sum Sydney (Credit: Mr Wong via Facebook)
Key ServiceServes great cocktails
Address3 Bridge Lane Sydney, NSW, Australia 2000
Phone+61 2 9114 7317
Operating HoursMonday:
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
5:30 PM – 11:00 PM
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
5:30 PM – 11:00 PM
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Mr. Wong is a fantastic example of the Merivale group’s top chefs, Dan Hong, who created a contemporary and fresh interpretation of traditional yum cha in Sydney. This isn’t like anywhere else on the list because it contains plenty of classics with just a little variation to them. The prawn toast with foie gras and sesame is a wonderful illustration of that. But don’t worry, all of Mr. Wong’s lunchtime-only dim sum menu contains classics like barbecue pork buns, spinach dumplings, and silky cheung fun (rice noodle roll).

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves vegetarian options
  • Serves great cocktails
  • Courteous staff 

Customer’s Review:

Mr. Wong has got to be one of the best restaurants for whatever occasion. The food here was absolutely delicious and the portions did not disappoint. We had several doggy bags!!

Abhinav Bidani

7) Golden Unicorn

Golden Unicorn - Dim Sum Sydney
Golden Unicorn – Dim Sum Sydney (Credit: Golden Unicorn)
Key ServiceGood place for family and friends
AddressLevel 2, 193 Maroubra Road, Maroubra, NSW, Australia, New South Wales
Phone+61 2 9344 9278
Operating HoursLunch Monday – Friday, closed Wednesday
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lunch Saturday – Sunday
10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Dinner Monday – Sunday, closed Wednesday
5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The lines are as long as the Golden Unicorn’s—but their one-of-a-kind yum cha dinner menu is well worth the wait. Sit back and enjoy more than 15 types of dumplings, from classic prawn to deep-fried seafood variety, while you wait.

Key Differentiators:

  • Nice and cosy place for yum cha
  • Good place for family and friends
  • Best dumplings

Customer’s Review:

Nice quality restaurant for Chinese food. Great for lunch in the afternoon with yum cha and great for dinner.

Faraday Lauren

8) The Eight

The Eight - Dim Sum Sydney
The Eight – Dim Sum Sydney (Credit: The Eight)
Key ServiceBig servings
Address9/13 Hay St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia
Phone(02) 9282 9988
Operating Hours​Lunch: Monday – Friday 10:00am – 3:30pm
Saturday -Sunday 9:00am – 3:30pm
Monday – Sunday 5:30pm -11:00pm

The Eight is Sydney’s biggest Chinese restaurant, and it has one of the most diverse dim sum menus in Australia. They also have really nice trolley waitresses. To ensure that you always get the freshest and quickest service, get a table as close to the kitchen as possible. Their mango pancakes and har gows are delicious (steamed prawn dumplings).

Key Differentiators:

  • Big servings
  • Fresh food with lots of choices
  • Plenty of trolleys

Customer’s Review:

Authentic, but expensive, as they come. As with any dim-sum place, carts roll by with a wide variety of choices and The Eight was no different. The food was warm, fresh and plentiful.

Anna Blackman

9) Palace Chinese Restaurant

Palace Chinese Restaurant - Dim Sum Sydney
Palace Chinese Restaurant – Dim Sum Sydney (Credit: Palace Chinese Restaurant)
Key ServiceServes fresh dumplings
AddressShop 38, Level 1, Piccadilly Tower, 133-145 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, NSW
Phone+612 9283 6288
Operating HoursLUNCH
Tue, Wed Thurs & Fri 11:00AM to 3:00PM
Sat & Sun 9:00AM to 3:00PM
Tue, Wed Thurs & Fri 5:00PM to 10:00PM
Sat & Sun 5:00PM to 10:00PM

The Palace Chinese Restaurant in the Sydney CBD is located near the Piccadilly Tower and serves both traditional and contemporary Cantonese dishes to fit every scenario. More significantly, Palace provides a fantastic dim sum experience seven days a week.

Key Differentiators:

  • Food is always hot when served
  • Good portions
  • Serves fresh dumplings

Customer’s Review:

One of the best yum cha places I’ve been to! Every dish tasted so good and the mango sago at the end is a good finish to a meal.

Vicky Du

10) The Gardens By Lotus

The Gardens By Lotus - Dim SUm Sydney
The Gardens By Lotus – Dim SUm Sydney (Credit: The Gardens By Lotus)
Key ServiceTranquil ambience
AddressChinese Garden of Friendship,
Pier St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia
Phone02 8311 5156
Operating HoursWednesday – Sunday
11:00am – 3:00pm

This weekend yum cha place, which is located just adjacent to the Chinese Garden of Friendship, boasts a side of difficult-to-find urban serenity. Of course, Lotus can perform no wrong when it comes to cuisine. At The Gardens by Lotus, you can fill up on chicken and kimchi wontons, duck pancakes, and seven-spice calamari while enjoying the traditional favorites with a twist.

Key Differentiators:

  • Tranquil ambience
  • Quality ingredients
  • Located in beautiful Chinese gardens

Customer’s Review:

We had one of the banquets and honestly could not fault any of it. Every dish was so tasty, especially the oysters with yuzu dressing. Quality ingredients used and flavour profiles that everyone loved. Also the service we received was impeccable; friendly and efficient. And of course the atmosphere and ambiance is so tranquil, being inside the beautiful Chinese gardens. Definitely recommend coming here for an all-round amazing experience.


11) Mama Mulan

Mama Mulan - Dim Sum Sydney
Mama Mulan – Dim Sum Sydney (Credit: Mama Mulan)
Key ServiceWide vegetarian options
AddressLevel 1, The Concourse, Chatswood, NSW, 2067
Phone(02) 9157 1488
EmailGeneral enquiries:
Reservation/function enquiries:
Operating HoursLunch
Monday – Sunday – 11:30am-3pm
Monday – Saturday – 5:30pm-10pm
Sunday – 5:30pm-9pm

Chatswood, a vibrant multi-cultural neighborhood, is home to several Chinese restaurants, such as Mama Mulan, which serves wonderful yum cha. Their dim sum menu is fantastic, with selections ranging from traditional Chinese food to dumplings, fresh seafood and delectable desserts, but with a modern culinary spin.

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves traditional with modern twist of dishes
  • Unique yum cha items
  • Wide vegetarian options

Customer’s Review:

Highly recommend! Went here with a friend and the food was amazing. Favourites were the pork belly and mocktails. Even better is the service – staff were very attentive to our needs! Would go again.

Steffany Ngu

12) Bodhi

Bodhi - Dim Sum Sydney
Bodhi – Dim Sum Sydney (Credit: Bodhi)
Key ServiceVariety of dumplings 
Address2-4 College Street, Sydney 2000
Phone+61 (02) 9360 2523
Operating HoursLunch – Yum Cha
Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 3pm
Sunday 11am – 4pm
​​Dinner – A La Carte
Wednesday – Sunday 5pm – 10pm

Bodhi is a hidden treasure plating up plant-based yum cha in the shade of fig trees near St Mary’s Cathedral. We enjoy the variety of dumplings with fresh vegetable fillings (green tea and choy sum, and carrot, broccoli, and ginger are favorites), but if you’re looking for a vegan replica of Bodhi’s “prawn” har gow, it’s an excellent imitation.

Key Differentiators:

  • Vegan restaurant
  • Variety of dumplings 
  • Serves fresh fruit desserts

Customer’s Review:

The food is absolutely amazing and the dishes are very diverse and special. The cocktails are top quality as well. The ingredients felt like really good quality and the preparation was on point. One star deduction because some of the staff wasn’t so polite. Not the new waiter though, who served us most of the time and who was very helpful and friendly.

Erik Buchholz

13) Vinh Phat

Vinh Phat - Dim Sum Sydney
Vinh Phat – Dim Sum Sydney (Credit: Vinh Phat via Facebook)
Key ServiceServes Vietnamese, Cambodian, Thai, and Chinese cuisines
AddressLevel 1 – 10-12 Hughes St Cabramatta, NSW, Australia 2166
Phone+61 2 9726 2720
Operating HoursDaily 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Vinh Phat on Hughes Street, one of the finest and most popular Chinese restaurants in Cabramatta, provides an authentic and flavorful yum cha dining experience. Vinh Phat has been serving the Cabramatta community since 1985 as a Cantonese-style and dim sum restaurant. Cabramatta, located an hour west of Sydney, is a culinary melting pot that combines Vietnamese, Cambodian, Thai, and Chinese cuisines.

Key Differentiators:

  • Provides an authentic and flavorful yum cha 
  • Serves Vietnamese, Cambodian, Thai, and Chinese cuisines
  • Most affordable dim sum

Customer’s Review:

Delicious dimsum! The line is long but it moves quickly. We came on a Saturday afternoon and queued for about 30 mins. If you drive, it is recommended that you drop off your passengers to queue while you look for parking. It is quite tough to find parking on weekends there.

Tessa Joana

14) Star Capital Seafood Restaurant

Star Capital Seafood Restaurant - Dim Sum Sydney
Star Capital Seafood Restaurant – Dim Sum Sydney (Credit: Star Capital Seafood Restaurant)
Key ServiceFast table service
Address399 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067, Australia
Phone+61 2 9412 3888
Operating HoursDaily 11AM–3PM, 5:30–10PM

Star Capital Seafood Restaurant, located in Chatswood, is the second of three restaurants on this list of top Sydney yum cha restaurants. Star Capital Seafood Restaurant serves authentic Cantonese cuisine and yum cha dishes, as well as excellent Chinese tea. On busy Victoria Avenue, Capital Star is in a large enough space near Chatswood station. They aren’t the cheapest, but the food and service are of good quality.

Key Differentiators:

  • Freshly cooked dim sum
  • Plenty of dim sum selection
  • Fast table service

Customer’s Review:

One of the few dim sum places remaining in northern Sydney. We were sat in a room away from crowded common area. I was worried we won’t get the dim sum carts coming by. The server assured me he would make sure we got all dishes we wanted, and we did! Good customer care. It was on the pricy side, but it seems to be the case for dim sum places.


15) Royal Treasure Seafood Restaurant

Royal Treasure Seafood Restaurant - Dim Sum Sydney
Royal Treasure Seafood Restaurant – Dim Sum Sydney (Credit: Royal Treasure Seafood Restaurant)
Key ServicePrivate room options 
AddressShop 16 Level 2
27-31 Belmore Street
Emerald (B1) Square
Burwood NSW 2134
Phone+61 2 9747 0288
Operating HoursYum Cha:
Mon – Fri 11am -3pm
Sat – Sun 10:30am -3pm
A La Carte Dinner:
Mon – Thur 5:30pm – 9.30pm
Fri – Sun 5:30pm – 10pm

You’ve hit the jackpot when you discover that everyone in town loves Royal Treasure’s wonderfully traditional yum cha. Crunch on leek pancakes while you get your hands on the freshly cooked leeks and seafood dumplings. The chicken and mushroom dumplings, taro cakes, stir-fried turnip cake in XO sauce, and steamed prawn and pork bean curd roll are all excellent choices.

Key Differentiators:

  • Reasonably priced
  • Private room options 
  • Free complimentary soup

Customer’s Review:

Been here a few times, the food and service is always great. Reasonably priced too and easy access to parking when early. Private room options too with minimum spend. Free complimentary soup of the day that doesn’t taste salty or with lots of msg and fruit and cookies for dessert.


16) Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung - Dim Sum Sydney
Din Tai Fung – Dim Sum Sydney (Credit: Din Tai Fung)
Key ServiceSpecialise in good quality Szechuan sauce
Operating HoursLocations

The costs of dim sum are likely to be affordable to most individuals, although many people go for dumplings and xiao long bao because they contain a lot more filling than other types. If you’re looking for different types of food, I recommend going for Din Tai Fung if you don’t mind the hour-long wait on weekends. PIf you’re looking for something to fill your tummy, try the dim sum. If you find that it isn’t enough, order a plate of fried rice or la mian (handmade noodles) to go with it.

Key Differentiators:

  • Specialise in good quality Szechuan sauce
  • Serves good dumplings
  • Has robot waiters

Customer’s Review:

Dined in here and the food was good. But what stand out was the service. The steamed bun that came out first on the robot was wrinkled and squahed. One of the wait staff saw it and said they will re make it as it was below standard.

Alex Chen

17) Hung Cheung

Hung Cheung - Dim Sum Sydney
Hung Cheung – Dim Sum Sydney (Credit: Hung Cheung)
Key ServiceEfficient service
Address338 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204, Australia
Phone+61 2 9560 4681
Operating HoursDaily 10AM–9:30PM

In the inner West, there are a variety of brunch alternatives, and Hung Cheung is without a doubt one of the best. The service isn’t anything to write home about, but the quality and diversity of dim sum served here are outstanding.

Key Differentiators:

  • Offers dishes for vegetarians
  • Efficient service
  • Good standard yum cha quality

Customer’s Review:

Lovely customer service from the team who were serving the food! Unfortunately the restaurant was slightly understaffed so sometimes when we asked for something such as soy sauce with chilli, we were forgotten! Tea does cost you $2 per head! Other than that, would visit again, the dishes were authentic and delicious and the food came out hot and immediately! Really loved the flavour of the tea as well!

Jane D

18) Lotus Dining

Lotus Dining - Dim Sum Sydney
Lotus Dining – Dim Sum Sydney (Credit: Lotus Dining)
Key ServiceLuxurious experience
AddressShop 8/9 Wulugul Walk
Barangaroo, Sydney, NSW 2000
Phone02 7227 0050
Operating HoursMonday – Sunday
Lunch | 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Dinner | 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Throughout the years, Lotus has expanded into seven dining locations around Sydney, ranging from modest to luxurious experiences. Michael’s interest in food and entrepreneurship have resulted in one of the most successful Chinese restaurant companies in Sydney. From passion and hard work, he bought a restaurant location on Hickson Road Walsh Bay, which became Lotus Dumpling Bar.

Key Differentiators:

  • Luxurious experience
  • Authentic Cantonese cuisine
  • Several location accross Sydney

19) Iron Chef Chinese Seafood Restaurant

Iron Chef Chinese Seafood Restaurant - Dim Sum Sydney
Iron Chef Chinese Seafood Restaurant – Dim Sum Sydney (Credit: Iron Chef Chinese Seafood Restaurant via Facebook)
Key ServiceOffers 10% off on weekends
Address84 Broomfield Street Cabramatta, NSW, Australia 2166
Phone+61 2 9723 6228
Operating HoursMonday:
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

The Vietnamese version of this iconic street food is available at one of the biggest yum cha restaurants in Cabramatta. When you’re in Sydney’s “Little Vietnam,” order a Vietnamese iced coffee, not a Chinese tea, instead. The siu mai, steamed dumplings (filled with pork, prawn, or vegetable) are all excellent and well prepared. If you’re in the mood for some fried or grilled food, try the roast pork belly (peking duck is only available on certain days) or fried calamari.

Key Differentiators:

  • One of the largest yum cha restaurants
  • Offers 10% off on weekends
  • Wide variety of yum cha and specials

Customer’s Review:

Family favourite. Quite busy if you go at lunch time but the wait for a table is never too long. Good variety of dishes and quick service. One star off as I find the tastiness of the dishes are not always consistent on visits.


20) Golden Sands

Golden Sands - Dim Sum Sydney
Golden Sands – Dim Sum Sydney (Credit: Golden Sands via Facebook)
Key ServiceSolid line-up of rich and flavorful dishes
AddressShop 12, Level 2, 127-141 Forest Road Hurstville, NSW, Australia 2220
Phone+61 2 9580 3188
Operating HoursDaily 11:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Golden Sands in the south-west, on the other hand, has a solid line-up of rich and flavorful dishes – including succulent pork ribs drenched in tasty gravy – but it gets high marks across the board. Pies with a glaze, spinach dumplings that are neatly pleated, and ham sui gok , those mince-stuffed football-shaped dough packets, are all golden and delicious. Line up for your favorite dish: consistently long.

Key Differentiators:

  • Solid line-up of rich and flavorful dishes
  • Serves a la carte dinner
  • Spacious dining

Customer’s Review:

Have come here a lot since Sunny’s closed. It’s better quality but not the best value for money. Parking can get annoying but you’ll get a spot underground more often than not – particularly on weekdays.

Matthew Yong-O’Gorman

Dim Sum Sydney

Sydney is home to some of the best dim sum restaurants in the country. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious experience or something more affordable, there’s sure to be a dim sum restaurant that fits your needs. The 20 restaurants we’ve listed are just a taste of what Sydney has to offer – be sure to explore and find your own favorite dim sum Sydney restaurant!

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