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26 Best Dim Sum Places In Singapore From $1.50, Including Halal Dim Sum And Buffets

28th August 2023

Best 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 the best 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.

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 Kuai San Dian Xin review!

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

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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 Bao ($4). 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 ($2.20) and Pork Rib with Black Bean Sauce ($2.70) also make for great sides.

Read our Johore Ye Zhi Mei Handmade Bao review.

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.

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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 $3.70 are their signatures, Har Kow and Siew Mai. For something more substantial, consider getting the Low Mai Kai ($2.70), comprising sticky rice and tender chicken pieces.

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

4. Xin Cuisine

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Located in Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium at Outram Road, Xin Cuisine is an award-winning Chinese restaurant known for their contemporary takes on traditional Cantonese cuisine, including dim sum. Start off your meal with familiar favourites such as the Steamed Barbecued Pork Buns ($6.80++), Shrimp Dumplings with Fish Roe ($6.80++) AKA har gao, and Custard Buns with Salted Egg Yolk ($6.80++). Then, supplement these classics with their elevated counterparts: the Barbecue Pork Pies ($8.80++), for instance, see char siew bao reinterpreted as a pastry, with pie crust taking the place of steamed bread. The Pumpkin Dumplings with Seafood Filling ($8.80++), on the other hand, is a play on har gao, where a  gelatinous, pumpkin-based dumpling skin is wrapped around bite-sized seafood chunks.

Xin Cuisine_Pumpkin Dumpling with Seafood FillingImage credit: Xin Cuisine 

Enjoy this selection of delicious dim sum and more on special occasions—get a complimentary “Shao Tao” Longevity Bun if you dine-in on your birthday, or check out their luxurious wedding packages from $108.80++. For those who prefer dining in a more intimate setting, Xin Cuisine has stunning private dining rooms available for reservation as well. The restaurant also offers corkage fee waivers, so feel free to bring your own bottle of booze to your celebrations. To top it all off, IHG One Rewards members, Mastercard and Visa cardholders get 20% off all a la carte orders!  

Address: 317 Outram Road, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, Singapore 169075
Opening hours: Wed-Fri 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 9:30pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am to 1pm, 1:15pm to 3pm, 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 3138 2531
Xin Cuisine is not a halal-certified eatery.

5. 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 Hua Ji Bao Dang review.

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

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6. 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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7. Yi Dian Xin

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For restaurant-quality dim sum at affordable prices, head to Yi Dian Xin near Kovan. The hawker stall offers handmade dim sum, and garnered serious buzz for their signature Liu Sha Bao ($3.80). Each order comes with three buns, all complete with a lightly salty, rich, and molten custard middle. Other popular picks here include their Steamed BBQ Pork Bun ($2.40), with a smoky filling and pillowy bao dough, as well as the Steamed Carrot Cake ($2.80), dressed in a savoury soya-sesame sauce and studded with bits of Chinese sausage for added sweetness.

Address: 1012 Upper Serangoon Road, #1012, Singapore 534750
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 7am to 3pm
Tel: 9168 5587
Yi Dian Xin is not a halal-certified eatery.

8. 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.

Read our The Dim Sum Place review.

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 10:45pm
Tel: 6655 8787
The Dim Sum Place is a halal-certified eatery.

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9. 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 ($5.50++), that burst with flavourful broth in your mouth. Otherwise, adventurous eaters can opt for the Chicken Feet ($4.50++).

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

10. 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 Big Bao ($2++) 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.

11. 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 ($5.50++), bundled in a black wrapper that differs from the regular yellow ones. Get the signature Crispy Mee Sua Kueh With Chinese Sausage ($5++) too, and end your meal on a sweet note with their Baked Hong Kong Egg Tart ($4.70++).

Address: 57 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208809
Opening hours: Daily 9:30am to 5:30am
Tel: 6909 0777
Dim Sum Haus is not a halal-certified eatery.

12. 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: Daily 11am to 4am
Tel: 6876 5911
Enak Enak Hong Kong Tea House is a halal-certified eatery.

13. 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.

Read our Zi Yean Bistro review.

Address: 56 Lengkok Bahru, #01-443, Singapore 150056
Opening hours: Daily 9:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6474 0911
Zi Yean Bistro is not a halal-certified eatery.

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14. 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: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 3pm, 5pm to 12am, Sat-Sun 10:30am to 1am
Tel: 9092 2662
Sum Dim Sum is not a halal-certified eatery.

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15. 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
Red Star Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.

16. 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
Swee Choon is not a halal-certified eatery.

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17. 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 ($4.50++), there are more unique dishes to pick from too, including the Steamed Chilli Crab Bun ($4.50++) and the 3 Yolk Crab Porridge ($9.50++).

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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18. 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 ($5.90 for 3 pieces) your first pick. Other tasty dim sum include the HK-Style Pan-Fried Cheong Fun ($6.10) and the fan-favourite Egg Tarts ($5.40 for 2 pieces).

Read our Victor’s Kitchen review.

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

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19. 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.

Website | Full list of locations
Yum Cha is not a halal-certified eatery.

20. 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.

21. 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.

Read our Red House Seafood review.

Address: 392 Havelock Road, 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
Red House is not a halal-certified eatery.

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22. Man Fu Yuan

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Michelin-recommended Man Fu Yuan offers diners luxurious dim sum in a hotel setting, available on weekdays at lunch, or over weekends. If you’re dining there from Monday to Friday, and what to experience the best dim sum Man Fu Yuan has to offer, go for their Premium Dim Sum Combination Set ($28++). Each set comes with six items, ranging from savoury to sweet. This includes a Pork, Mushroom, and Hokkaido Scallop Dumpling with Caviar, as well as a D24 Durian Mochi to close off the meal on a sweet note. The menu also includes steamed, fried, and baked dim sum, and congee if you’re looking to load up on carbs.

Address: 80 Middle Road, Level 2, InterContinental Singapore, Singapore 188966
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6825 1008
Man Fu Yuan is not a halal-certified eatery.

23. 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 $63++ 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
Hai Tien Lo is not a halal-certified eatery.

24. Cherry Garden

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If you’re looking for a special occasion dim sum experience, head to Cherry Garden for their Weekend Dim Sum Brunch. The Mandarin Oriental restaurant offers two brunch seatings on Saturday and Sunday, both of which offer diners free-flow, premium dim sum items at $108++ per adult. Dig into their elevated har gao dumplings laced with black garlic, siew mai topped with baby abalone, Iberico pork ribs, and Hong Kong style roast meats galore. While the price seems steep, you do get your money’s worth as the dim sum menu has 47 items, including seafood and desserts too.

Address: 5 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039797
Buffet hours: Sat-Sun 11am to 1pm, 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Tel: 6885 3500
Cherry Garden is not a halal-certified eatery.

25. Wah Lok

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The award-winning Wah Lok has been around since 1988, serving up authentic, timeless Cantonese cuisine and dim sum. The stately restaurant is perfect for special occasions, family feasts, or business lunches, in large part thanks to their dim sum menu. Baskets are priced around $6 to $9, and comprise the full selection of firm favourites, whether it be Steamed Cheong Fun with Scallops ($9++) to Black Sesame Rolls ($6++). Note that their dim sum items are only available at lunchtime.

Address: 76 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189558
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am to 2:30pm, 6:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6311 8188
Wah Lok is not a halal-certified eatery.

26. Yan Ting

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The St Regis Singapore’s Yan Ting is one of our city’s most atas dim sum restaurants, but it’s well worth the splurge if you can bear it. We recommend swinging by for their Dim Sum Set Menu ($80++ per person), which offers 10 different items, taking you from savoury starters to sweet desserts. Aside from a trio of dumplings levelled up with ingredients such as fish roe and truffle, their dim sum set also includes a Barbecued Combination Platter, starring crispy skin siew yoke and caramelised char siew. 

Address: 29 Tanglin Road, The St. Regis Singapore, Level 1U, Singapore 247912
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10:30pm, Sat-Sun 10:30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6506 6887
Yan Ting is not a halal-certified eatery.

Best dim sum places in Singapore to dine at

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!

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