Dim sum is not very suitable for takeaway. Which is why dim sum restaurants are high on our list of places to eat when dining-in resumes on 10 August 2021. Here is a list of some of the best dim sum restaurants in Singapore 2021 – top dim sum restaurants in Singapore that The Ordinary Patrons had visited, suitable for all budgets and occasions.
Best Dim Sum Restaurants Singapore 2021 : Posh Places
Mott 32 Singapore (卅二公馆) at MBS
Originating from Hong Kong, the award winning Mott 32 (卅二公馆) restaurant opened in Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands (MBS) in 2020. Mott 32 Singapore is a stylish restaurant at the basement 1 level of MBS. The luxurious interior and some unique dim sum items make it one of the best dim sum restaurants in Singapore. The expensive but very good char siew is another reason to visit. Read more.
Mott 32 Singapore
B1-42-44, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Nearest carpark: North (Green zone)
Tel: +65 6688 9922
Summer Pavilion @ Ritz Carlton Singapore
One Michelin Star Chinese restaurant, Summer Pavilion needs no introduction. Their dim sum may be a bit more expensive than the average Singapore dim sum restaurant, but the the impeccable service and ambience makes it worth it. Read more.
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
7 Raffles Avenue
Tel: +65 6434 5286
Min Jiang Dempsey
The next two entries on our list of the best dim sum restaurants in Singapore are both Min Jiang restaurants. Min Jiang Dempsey is located in the Dempsey Hill dining enclave. In a location dominated by Western restaurants and hip cafes, the opening of a full service Chinese restaurant at Dempsey in 2019 was a welcome addition. With a decor more like a Balinese resort than a typical Chinese restaurant, Min Jiang Dempsey is probably the best dim sum restaurant outside the main CBD area. Read more.
Min Jiang Dempsey
7A & 7B Dempsey Road
Min Jiang Goodwood Hotel
Min Jiang Chinese Restaurant at Goodwood Park Hotel underwent a major refurbishment and re-opened at the end of 2020. The restaurant is well-known and has been at the hotel for a long time. The refreshed decor is bright and contemporary. With many private rooms available, this could be a good venue for a private Chinese meal for five vaccinated people. Read more.
Min Jiang Restaurant
22 Scotts Road
Goodwood Park Hotel
Tel : +65 6730 1704
Crystal Jade Golden Palace
We think that Crystal Jade Golden Palace at Paragon Orchard is the best Crystal Palace restaurant for dim sum in Singapore. A very elegant yum char place in the heart of Orchard Road. Their Bo Lo Bao (pineapple buns), Baked Egg Tarts and Char Siew Sou (barbecued pork puffs) are great. see Lunch @ Crystal Jade Paragon
Crystal Jade Golden Palace
290 Orchard Road
#05-22 The Paragon
Tel: +65 6734 6866
Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant in Carlton Hotel
Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant in Carlton Hotel is one of the best dim sum restaurants in Singapore. Bo Lo Bao (pineapple buns), Baked Mini Egg Tarts and Custard & Egg Yolk Bun are some of our favourite items. See our post on Wah Lok here.
Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant
Level 2 Carlton Hotel Singapore
76 Bras Basah Road Singapore 189558
Tel: +65 6338 8333
Man Fu Yuan at Intercontinental Singapore
Man Fu Yuan is the Chinese restaurant at the Intercontinental Singapore. Its interior may not be as posh as some of the other restaurants in this list of the best dim sum restaurants in Singapore, but the contemporary Chinese decor exudes an air of calmness. Read more.
Man Fu Yuan Restaurant
80 Middle Road
Level 2 InterContinental Singapore
Tel: +65 6825 1008
Shang Palace in Shangri-La Hotel
In keeping with the grandeur of the Shangri-La Hotel, the Shang Palace restaurant is a luxurious Chinese restaurant serving delectable dim sum and wonderful desserts. It is a treat to have interesting and delicious dim sum in a luxurious setting. Read more.
22 Orange Grove Road
Lobby Level, Tower Wing
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
Tel: +65 6213 4398
Jiang-Nan Chun at Four Seasons Hotel
Jiang Nan Chun at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, is renowned for its traditional Cantonese cuisine. It also serves exquisitely prepared dim sum in a serious setting. It will be a good choice for a business dim sum lunch. Read more.
Jiang Nan Chun 江南春
2nd Floor, Four Seasons Hotel
190 Orchard Boulevard
Tel : +65 6831 7220
Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant at Sheraton Towers
The restaurant is named after the famous Tang Dynasty Poet, Li Bai. With tables luxuriously dressed up with fine crisp linen, Li Bai is a timeless classic dim sum restaurant in the Newton area. Read more.
Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant
Sheraton Towers Hotel, 39 Scotts Road
Tel: +65 6839 5623
Yan Ting at The St. Regis Hotel
Yan Ting in the Chinese restaurant at St Regis Hotel. The understated decor, table setting, crockery, food presentation and service are of a high level befitting the name of the restaurant. It is one of the top dim sum restaurants in Singapore for a special occasion. Read more.
The St. Regis Singapore
Level 1U, 29 Tanglin Road
Tel: +65 6506 6887
Best Dim Sum Restaurants Singapore 2021 : Casual Places
Here are some of the best dim sum restaurants in Singapore where one can enjoy har kow and siew mai in a very casual setting.
The Dim Sum Place at North Bridge Road
The Dim Sum Place at North Bridge Road is where you can have your fill of dim sum late at night. On Friday and Saturday, it stays open till 2 am in the morning. It has a rather extensive menu and one of its unique features is that the dim sum does not have pork – it is a halal-certified dim sum restaurant in Singapore. Read more.
The Dim Sum Place
791 North Bridge Road
Tel: +65 6655 8787
Swee Choon Tim Sum
For a uniquely Singapore dim sum experience, a visit to Swee Choon Tim Sum is probably one of the best options. Located in a row of shophouses in Jalan Besar, Swee Choon Tim Sum has been serving dim sum in Singapore even before the nation gained its independence. It is especially popular with the odd hour dining crowd as it operates long hours. Read more.
Swee Choon Jalan Besar
183/185/187/189/191/193, Jalan Besar
Tel: +65 6225 7788
It has opened a new branch in Century Square, Tampines.
Swee Choon Century Square
2 Tampines Central 5
#01-01 Century Square
Social Place Singapore
Social Place Singapore offers Hong Kong style Cantonese dishes and dim sum with a modern luxe twist. Signature dishes include Wagyu Char Siu, Truffled Shiitake Buns and Seafood Crackling Rice Soup. Read more.
Social Place Singapore
583 Orchard Road, Forum the Shopping Mall #01-22
Tel: +65 8870 2288
The final entry in our list of the best dim sum restaurants in Singapore is an old school eatery serving Hong Kong-style dim sum that is freshly made. Victor’s Kitchen is a no-frills restaurant in Sunshine Plaza. Despite the basic decor, it stills draws the crowds. If you don’t mind a Hong Kong “cha chan teang experience”, Victor’s Kitchen is one of the best places in Singapore for good old fashioned Hong Kong style dim sum. Read more.
Victor’s Kitchen SunShine Plaza
91 Bencoolen Street
Sunshine Plaza, #01-49
Tel: +65 98382851
We hope you find our list of the best dim sum restaurants in Singapore useful for deciding what to eat when dining-in resumes on 10 August 2021. As restaurant opening hours are unpredictable and seating capacity is reduced during this period, it is best to make a reservation in advance.
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