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Hong Kong’s Most Innovative Dim Sum Restaurants

Hong Kong’s most innovative dim sum restaurants

By Time Out Hong Kong

So you reckon you’ve been there, seen it, done it when it comes to dim sum? Well, you’re wrong. So wrong, in fact. Dim sum is one of the most popular kinds of meal in Hong Kong and the city’s chefs are constantly experimenting with new ideas and looking to one up each other. Try any of the following restaurants if you don’t believe us.


There are several Dimdimsums in Hong Kong and such is the restaurant’s popularity, it has spread to Shanghai. What sets Dimdimsum apart from the crowd are its arresting fusion dishes. We’re talking the likes of seafood stuffed eggplant with teriyaki sauce and spring rolls with shrimp and Thousand Island dressing.

Address: 112 Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
Tel: +852 2309 2300
Website: www.dimdimsum.hk (Chinese only)
How to Get There: Nearest MTR station: Mong Kok, Exit D2
Dim Sum Icon

Dim Sum Icon’s cutesy food is perfect Instagram fodder. The restaurant’s cartoon partnerships change regularly, so what you can expect depends on what they have organised when you visit. In the past there have been Miffy coconut puddings, Gudetama custard buns, Garfield-themed shrimp dumplings and Kanahei sausage rolls.

Address: L308, 3/F, The One, 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Tel: +852 2885 1345
How to Get There: Nearest MTR station: Tsim Sha Tsui, Exit B1

Michelin-starred, Duddell’s is one of the classiest places to enjoy a meal in Hong Kong. But just because it’s classy doesn’t mean the menu is conservative. Many traditional dim sum dishes are given exquisite twists here. Don’t miss the likes of the abalone puff with diced chicken or the jazzed up siu mai dumpling that crams in pork, shrimp, scallop and caviar.

Address: 3/F, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong Island
Tel: +852 2525 9191
Website: www.duddells.co
How to Get There: Nearest MTR station: Central, Exit G

A relative newcomer to the city’s dining scene, Hexa opened in 2017 and immediately caused a stir thanks to its classic Cantonese fare updated with contemporary flair. Innovative dim sum to sample here includes the steamed spinach dumplings with cheese and cheong fun stuffed with Kurobuta pork.

Address: OTE 101, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Tel: +852 2577 1668
Website: www.hexa-hk.com
How to Get There: Nearest MTR station: Tsim Sha Tsui, Exit L5
Man Mo Dim Sum

A specialist in fusion dim sum, Swiss-born chef Nicolas Elalouf isn’t afraid to take traditional Hong Kong dishes and revamp them with an international spin. Winners to look out for include the crispy fried Nutella balls and tomato mozzarella dumplings with fresh basil.

Address: Wah Koon Building, 40 Upper Lascar Row, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island
Tel: +852 2644 5644
Website: www.manmodimsum.com
How to Get There: Nearest MTR station: Sheung Wan, Exit A2
Mott 32
Mott 32

Promising “a modern approach to Chinese cuisine”, Mott 32 is one of the best dining experiences in all Hong Kong. Its contemporary dim sum is stunning. Must-haves include the Australian wagyu beef puff and the South Australian scallop, garoupa, caviar and gold leaf, egg white dumplings.

Address: B/F, Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4-4A Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong Island
Tel: +852 2885 8688
Website: www.mott32.com
How to Get There: Nearest MTR station: Central, Exit K
Yum Cha
Yum Cha

Another local specialist in cute dim sum, Yum Cha now has four branches across town such is its popularity. The restaurant’s vomiting custard buns are a constant on Hong Kong Instagram feeds and the Doggy Sausage Rolls and BBQ Piggy Buns are almost too adorable to eat.

Address: 2/F, Emperor Watch & Jewellery Centre, 8 Russell Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island
Tel: +852 2323 1288
Website: www.yumchahk.com
How to Get There: Nearest MTR station: Causeway Bay, Exit A

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