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 15 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
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 ($3.50). 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 Siew Mai ($1.80) and Pork Rib ($2.50) also make for great sides.
Address: 208 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208894
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 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 only $3 are their signatures, Har Kow and Siew Mai. For something more substantial, consider getting the Low Mai Kai ($1.80), 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. 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 ($5.90++) and Deep Fried Beancurd Skin With Prawn ($5.90++). If you’re feeling for something different, get the Deep Fried Siew Mai ($5.90++), 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 11am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 2am, Sat 11am to 2pm, Sun 11am to 11pm
Tel: 6655 8787
The Dim Sum Place is a halal-certified eatery.
5. 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 ($5.30+) 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 ($4.40+).
Website | Full list of outlets
Tang Tea House is a halal-certified eatery.
6. 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.
Switch up the usual dim sum and try unique items like Seafood Tom Yum Siew Mai ($5+) and Fried Banana With Mango Roll ($4+), with the latter making for a sweet finish.
Website | Full list of outlets
126 Dim Sum Wen Dao Shi is not a halal-certified eatery.
7. 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
Dim Sum Haus is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. 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 Century Egg Dumpling ($4) and Steamed Abalone Dumpling ($10.80).
Address: 1202 East Coast Parkway, #01-01, East Coast Seafood Centre, Singapore 449881
Opening hours: Daily 24 hours
Tel: 6876 5911
Enak Enak Hong Kong Tea House is a halal-certified eatery.
9. Zi Yean Bistro
Another affordable dim sum spot to check out is Zi Yean Bistro, with unique offerings in an air-conditioned setting. Their Kurobuta Xiao Long Bao ($8) are coloured black, with hints of truffle. Continue the truffle hype with their Black Truffle Mushroom Bun ($5), adorably shaped after the actual mushroom.
Address: 56 Lengkok Bahru, #01-443, Singapore 150056
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 10pm
Tel: 6471 0253
Zi Yean Bistro is not a halal-certified eatery.
10. 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 10:30am to 3pm, 5pm to 11:30pm
Tel: 9046 3308
Sum Dim Sum is not a halal-certified eatery.
11. 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 3:30pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6532 5266
Red Star Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
12. Tang Lung Restaurant
Dim sum buffets are aplenty in Singapore, and Tang Lung Restaurant is definitely one that’s value for money. Prices start from $23.80++ on weekdays, covering a delectable spread of about 30 dishes. We enjoyed the free-flow Pineapple Char Siew Tarts, Xiao Long Bao, and Meat Dumpling In Chilli Oil. They also have a la mian section, including Dan Dan Noodle and Plain Noodle In Scallion Oil, though limited to one dish per diner.
Check out our Tang Lung Restaurant review!
Address: 80 Mohamed Sultan Road, #01-12, The Pier At Robertson, Singapore 239013
Buffet hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 3pm, Sun 3pm to 5pm
Tel: 6262 9966
Tang Lung Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
13. Yum Cha
Known for their quaint tea house setting is Yum Cha, where the dim sum buffet goes for $26.80++ 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
Buffet hours: Mon-Fri 3pm to 6pm
Tel: 6372 1717
Yum Cha is not a halal-certified eatery.
14. Ban Heng
Stuff yourself silly with the all-you-can-eat dim sum buffet at Ban Heng. Prices for weekdays range from $27.80++ to $32.80++ 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
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Ban Heng is not a halal-certified eatery.
15. Red House
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Starting from $28.80++ 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 like the Char Siew Chee Cheong Fun.
In addition, they have a one-time order menu, which features Pumpkin Crayfish and Deep-Fried Barramundi Fillet With Nyonya Sauce. If you’re feeling extra boujee, top up $28++ for free-flow alcoholic drinks, or $55++ to include champagne and gin and tonic.
Address: 68 Prinsep Street, Singapore 188661
Buffet hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 2:30pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 3pm
Tel: 6336 6080
Red House 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!