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South China Dim Sum Bar

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289 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 78 846 3656
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Today
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 18:30 - 21:30
Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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Cape Town, South Africa
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely awesome Dim Sum!!! So well priced and service superb. Daniel was helpful, informative and a terrific server. While not to busy at this lunch time I did overhear manager informing quite a few call in customers that they where fully booked for dinner service. I have heard before that reservation are required for dinner. Book, pop in and enjoy... More 

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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wandered up Long Street and came across this hole in the wall. I had the Soto Ayam special which was delicious. My issue here is there are limited gluten free options. The Soto Ayam is worth coming back for. Overall it scores a 7.

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Thank Chris W
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful, small scale restaurant with great, honest and authentic dim sum. The restaurant could be described as basic but I think 'unpretentious' would be a better description and I think it's all the better for it. We found the service friendly and informal. We loved it and we'll be back. Please have the lamb parcels - delicious!

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Thank VLA84
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, dim sum is delish, so are the salads and the braised beef dish. Cute spot and like the minimalist decor. Service is tragic though. I've been on 2 separate occasions and waiter forgot parts of our order, food came at all random times with some of the table eating their second order while others had not yet received... More 

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Martock, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

A very unusual place rather rough but the food is cooked to order and is very good, you sit on wooden crates and it is basic but very cheap

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Thank rosalindholt32
Orpington, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We've eaten in a lot of Dim Sum restaurants from China town in San Francisco to China town in London and although the Dim Sum was ok, this was the slowest and least attentive service of them all. We eventually got up, cancelled our remaining order, paid and left. Enough said.

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Thank LondonLost
sussex
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102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This establishment looks & is basic in design and furnishings. However the dim sums are the best I have enjoyed in some time Service is superb. Not expensive by British standards It is extremely busy and bookings are a must at weekends

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Thank travellerbazza
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We found this in our guide book and also recommended by a friend prior to our trip not to be missed! We loved everything we ordered! Give it try, you won't we disappointed

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Thank Elaine L
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

The har gow, shu mai and char siew bao were standouts but honestly all the Dim Sum we tried were delicious. It's a small place so best to make a booking.

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Thank Lizzy J
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017

One of my favourite restaurants in Cape Town. The dim sum are perfectly executed and so delicious, The other dishes on the menu consist of soups, noodles and turnip cakes amoung other asian delectables. The restaurant aims to being environmentally friendly by using recyclable dishes. The wine list is short and unfussy. Ambience is cool and cosy. Not expensive!

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Thank Amy J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Saturday
18:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 289 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 78 846 3656

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?