20 Dim Sum Places In Singapore From $1.30, Including Halal Dim Sum And Buffets
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20 Dim Sum Places In Singapore From $1.30, Including Halal Dim Sum And Buffets

6th May 2022

Dim sum in Singapore


Dim sum is always a good idea, be it for a hearty brunch, cosy afternoon tea, or quick supper fix. We have curated a list of 20 dim sum places in Singapore, including dim sum buffets and halal dim sum that cater to every budget. Whether you’re broke or looking to splurge, our list has got your dim sum cravings covered.


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1. Kuai San Dian Xin


Kuai San Dian Xin Dim Sum

Starting our list is Kuai San Dian Xin, where everything on the menu goes for $1.30. As one of the cheapest dim sum eateries in Singapore, you can pile on the plates without fear of going broke.

Their menu is extensive, ranging from classics such as Siew Mai to comfort dishes like Seaweed Chicken. My personal favourite is the HK Style Prawn Chee Cheong Fun, with silky rice flour noodles encasing juicy prawns. What’s more, most of their outlets operate for 24 hours, which means you get to enjoy dim sum goodness at any time of the day.

Check out our review of Kuai San Dian Xin!

Website | Full list of outlets
Kuai San Dian Xin is not a halal-certified eatery.


2. Johore Ye Zhi Mei Handmade Bao


Famous for their giant bao is Johore Ye Zhi Mei Handmade Bao, another affordable dim sum joint to add to the list. Get their signature Ye Zhi Mei ($3.80). Humorously named after singer Amy Yip, this bao is stuffed to the brim with meat, lap cheong, mushrooms, and egg. If this isn’t enough to fill you up, their Century Egg Dumpling ($2) and Pork Rib ($2.50) also make for great sides.

Address: 208 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208894
Opening hours: Daily 24 hours
Tel: 6294 2210
Johore Ye Zhi Mei Handmade Bao is not a halal-certified eatery.


3. 89.7 Supper Club



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89.7 Supper Club is not only halal-certified, but also open 24/7. Its location at Changi Village makes a perfect rest stop for night cyclists coming from East Coast Park, with cheap dim sum to boot.

Going at $3.50 are their signatures, Har Kow and Siew Mai. For something more substantial, consider getting the Low Mai Kai ($2.50), comprising sticky rice and tender chicken pieces.

Address: 5 Changi Village Road, #01-2035, Singapore 500005
Opening hours: Daily 24 hours
Tel: 6214 1897
Website
89.7 Supper Club is a halal-certified eatery.


4. Hua Ji Bao Dang


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Hua Ji Bao Dang doesn’t have the most extensive menu on this list, but that doesn’t mean their dim sum offerings are any less superb. Their renowned buns, such as the Red Bean Bao, Char Siew Bao, and Lotus Paste Bao, go for just $0.90 a pop. Other dim sum classics are really affordable as well—the Siew Mai ($0.90) and Glutinous Rice ($2) certainly won’t make a dent in your wallet, and are great-tasting to boot.

Check out our review of Hua Ji Bao Dang.

Address: 115 Bukit Merah View, #01-63, Singapore, Singapore 151115
Opening hours: Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun 6:30am to 3pm
Tel: 9181 5180
Website
Hua Ji Bao Dang is not a halal-certified eatery

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5. Nian Nian Fa Dim Sum


Nian Nian Fa Dim Sum Flatlay

The low prices belie the excellent dim sum at Nian Nian Fa Dim Sum, a hawker stall run by a former Hong Kong chef. Try their Turnip Cake ($1.50) and Shrimp Dumpling ($1.20 each)—the former has a strong radish fragrance made better by the house-made chilli, and for the latter, you can expect fresh and succulent diced prawn enveloped in a crispy wonton skin.

Check out our Nian Nian Fa Dim Sum review!

Address: 527 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, #01-121, Cheng San Market and Cooked Food Centre, Singapore 560527
Opening hours: Daily 6am to 4pm
Nian Nian Fa Dim Sum is not a halal-certified eatery.

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6. The Dim Sum Place


The Dim Sum Place has made a name for itself as one of the few halal-certified dim sum restaurants in Singapore. The constant snaking queues outside their orange storefront are a testament to that. 

Must-orders are the Crystal Shrimp Dumpling ($6.90++) and Deep Fried Beancurd Skin With Prawn ($6.90++). If you’re feeling for something different, get the Deep Fried Siew Mai ($6.90++), which sees their signature chicken siew mai deep-fried, unlike your regular version.

Address: 791 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198759
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 11am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 11pm, Fri-Sat 11am to 2am, Sun 11am to 11pm
Tel: 6655 8787
Website
The Dim Sum Place is a halal-certified eatery.


7. Tang Tea House



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Specialising in Chinese halal dishes is Tang Tea House, which also offers a comprehensive dim sum selection. Essentially a liu sha bao, their Golden Sand Bun ($4.90++) comes highly recommended. We hear it’s best enjoyed when it’s hot.

For savouries, get the Shanghai Steamed Dumpling ($5.20++), that burst with flavourful broth in your mouth. Otherwise, adventurous eaters can opt for the Chicken Feet ($4.20++).

Website | Full list of outlets
Tang Tea House is a halal-certified eatery.


8. 126 Dim Sum Wen Dao Shi



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126 Dim Sum Wen Dao Shi is no stranger to Singaporeans for affordably priced dim sum. Open 24/7, they’re also perfect to satisfy that 2am dim sum craving.

While the usual dim sum dishes like the Fried Prawn Dumplings ($5++) are good, their more unique items like Seafood Tom Yum Siew Mai ($5++) are also worth a shot.

Website | Full list of outlets
126 Dim Sum Wen Dao Shi is not a halal-certified eatery.


9. Dim Sum Haus


Dim Sum Haus

Dim Sum Haus is another popular option for cheap dim sum, where prices average about $5 per dish. With Swee Choon in the vicinity, this is great to patronise if the queues there get too long.

They’re known for their Steamed Charcoal Chicken & Shrimp Dumpling ($5.20++), bundled in a black wrapper that differs from the regular yellow ones. Get the signature Crispy Mee Sua Kueh With Chinese Sausage ($4.70++) too, and end your meal on a sweet note with their Baked Hong Kong Egg Tart ($4.40++).

Address: 57 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208809
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10:30pm, Sat 9:30am to 10:30pm, Sun 9:30am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6909 0777
Website
Dim Sum Haus is not a halal-certified eatery.


10. Enak Enak Hong Kong Tea House



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Enak Enak Hong Kong Tea House prides itself on its halal menu of Chinese delights and handmade dim sum. Chilli crab addicts will be happy with the Shanghai Steamed Dumpling With Chilli Crab ($6.50), where xiao long baos are filled with luscious chilli crab sauce instead. Other dishes which aren’t commonly found in dim sum restaurants include the Steamed Chicken Dumpling ($4.40) and Siew Mai ($4.20 for 3 pieces).

Address: 1202 East Coast Parkway, #01-01, East Coast Seafood Centre, Singapore 449881
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 4am, Sat 11am to 5am, Sun 8am to 4am
Tel: 6876 5911
Website
Enak Enak Hong Kong Tea House is a halal-certified eatery.


11. Zi Yean Bistro


Zi Yean Bistro Dim Sum

Another affordable dim sum spot to check out is Zi Yean Bistro, with unique offerings in an air-conditioned setting. Their Xiao Long Bao ($8) are some of the best you can find at that price. Continue the hype with their Black Truffle Mushroom Bun ($5), adorably shaped like actual mushrooms.

Address: 56 Lengkok Bahru, #01-443, Singapore 150056
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 2pm, 5pm to 9:15pm
Tel: 6474 0911
Website
Zi Yean Bistro is not a halal-certified eatery.


12. Sum Dim Sum


Sum Dim Sum

You might recognise Sum Dim Sum from its striking blue storefront. Aesthetics aside, they offer scrumptious dim sum fare.

As opposed to Tim Ho Wan’s famous rendition, their Signature Crispy Pork Buns ($6++) star a green crust, flavoured by pandan. Consider the Beef Noodles ($8.20++) to go alongside your dim sum, with QQ noodles and aromatic broth. Finally, round out the meal with Osmanthus Jelly ($4.70++), which is refreshing to the palate.

Check out our Sum Dim Sum review!

Address: 161 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208876
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 3pm, 5pm to 11pm
Tel: 9092 2662
Website
Sum Dim Sum is not a halal-certified eatery.


13. Red Star Restaurant



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Nestled within the heart of Chinatown is Red Star Restaurant, with dim sum served on traditional pushcarts. Their popular items include the buttery Char Siew Sou ($5.10++) and Egg Tart ($5.10++). For something different though, get the Sugar Cane Prawn ($5.30++) which comprises breaded prawns skewered through sugar cane stems.

Address: 54 Chin Swee Road, #07-23, Singapore 160054
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 3pm, 6pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6532 5266
Website
Red Star Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.


14. Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant


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Swee Choon needs no introduction. While its main branch at Jalan Besar remains one of the most popular dim sum places in the country, there are now Swee Choon Express branches islandwide, bringing these reasonably priced delights to a wider audience.

Specialties such as Salted Egg Yolk Custard Bun ($5.10++ for 3 pieces) and the Mee Suah Kueh ($2.80++ for 2 pieces) are as good as always. If you’re in the mood for dishes outside of the usual HK fare, you can also get Shanghai-style food, including the Xiao Long Bao ($5.20++ for 4 pieces). Do note that these are the prices at the Jalan Besar outlet.

Address: 183/185/187/189/191/193 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208882
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 3pm, 6pm to 4am, Sat-Sun 9am to 4pm, 6pm to 4am
Tel: 6225 7788
Website
Swee Choon is not a halal-certified eatery.

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15. Mongkok Dim Sum


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Another 24/7 option, Mongkok Dim Sum has plenty of HK delights that’ll fill your belly regardless of what time you decide to head down. Aside from the usual classics, such as the Steamed Rice Roll with BBQ Pork ($4.20++), there are more unique dishes to pick from too, including the Steamed Chilli Crab Bun ($4.20++) and the 3 Yolk Crab Porridge ($9++).

Check out our Mongkok Dim Sum review!

Address: 214 Geylang Road, Singapore 389274
Opening hours: Daily 24 hours
Tel: 8484 8829
Website | Full list of outlets
Mongkok Dim Sum is not a halal eatery.

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16. Victor’s Kitchen


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Victor’s Kitchen may sound like a Western restaurant, but rest assured, the HK fare there is pretty authentic. They claim to have the best custard buns in Singapore, so be sure to make the Golden Egg Yolk Lava Bun ($5.50 for 3 pieces) your first pick. Other tasty dim sum include the HK-Style Pan-Fried Cheong Fun ($5.80) and the fan-favourite Egg Tarts ($5.40 for 2 pieces) 

Tel: 9616 6077
Website | Full list of outlets
Victor’s Kitchen is not a halal eatery.


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17. Yum Cha


Yum Cha Dim Sum

Known for their quaint tea house setting is Yum Cha, where the dim sum buffet goes for $28.80++ per person on weekdays. Pick from carts stacked high with baskets of dim sum treats, the way dim sum used to be served in years past.

Kids will surely enjoy the savoury-sweet Prawn Mango Fritters, while older folks will appreciate the Chicken Yam Puff.

Address: 20 Trengganu Street, #02-01, Singapore 058479
Opening hours: Sat-Mon 9am to 8:30pm, Tue-Fri 10:30am to 8:30pm
Tel: 6372 1717
Website
Yum Cha is not a halal-certified eatery.


18. Ban Heng


Ban Heng Dim Sum

Stuff yourself silly with the all-you-can-eat dim sum buffet at Ban Heng. Prices for weekdays range from $35.80++ depending on which outlet you’re at. It covers their spread of over 40 dim sum items, which makes the price worth it.

Spice up the usual dim sum fare with unique dishes like Deep-Fried Prawn Mango Rolls With Wasabi and Steamed Bacon Siew Mai. What’s more, every diner gets a complimentary serving of cheesecake, bubble tea, and soya bean pudding.

Buffet hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 2pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6278 0288
Website | Full list of locations
Ban Heng is not a halal-certified eatery.


19. Red House


Red House Dim Sum
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Starting from $45++ on weekdays, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Red House’s dim sum buffet, with over 50 items to choose from. Get fancy with their Truffle Wild Mushroom Dumpling, or stick with staples such as the Steamed Rice Roll With Shrimp.

Address: 392 Havelock Rd, Level 2 Grand Copthorne Waterfront, Singapore 169663
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 2:30pm, 5pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 3pm, 5pm to 10pm
Tel: 6336 6080
Website
Red House is not a halal-certified eatery.

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20. Hai Tien Lo


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The priciest restaurant on this list, Hai Tien Lo’s weekday dim sum lunch buffet will set you back $60.80++ per adult. It’s located in Pan Pacific Singapore, and has the award-winning HK fare to justify its hefty price and boujee setting. Have your fill of dishes such as the Steamed Charcoal Barbecue Pork Bun with Black Truffles and the Pan-fried Rice Flour Rolls with Dried Scallops in Chef’s Signature Homemade XO Chilli Sauce, both of which are true showstoppers.

Address: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Pan Pacific Singapore, Singapore 039595
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6826 8240
Website
Hai Tien Lo is not a halal-certified eatery.


Dim sum places to dine in Singapore


From affordable $1.30 dim sum to $28.80++ buffets, our list accommodates every budget, with halal eateries too. With that, drag your friends and family along for some dim sum goodness!

For more halal options, check out our halal buffet guide. If you’re looking for something other than HK food, like perhaps Malaysian fare, read our Malaysian food places guide.

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