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51 Jalan Leong Sim Nam, Ipoh, Malaysia, Ipoh 30300, Malaysia
05 254 0308
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6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Wed - Mon 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Reliable, spacious and large varieties

Sometimes overrated but usually you get all that you want from their wide-arrayed of good dim sum. Being to this place over many occasions and never disappoint. Tip: I think their "Loh Mai Kai" may be the best in town.

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Sometimes overrated but usually you get all that you want from their wide-arrayed of good dim sum. Being to this place over many occasions and never disappoint. Tip: I think their "Loh Mai Kai" may be the best in town.

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Thank 6windows
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This one of the best dim sum places in Ipoh and crowded on the weekends. My sister frequents it every Saturday and brings me here when I return. The restaurant is built like a traditional tea house with two full levels. There is a VIP room available on the third floor during the busy Chinese new year period. Online booking... More 

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Thank Keng L
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166 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It seems as though every next visit provides just that little bit more disappointment. Two dishes which used to be available isn't being made anymore. Century egg spring rolls and sour spring rolls. The congee wasn't the style of congee that I would expect from dim sum places in Ipoh. The skin of the Hargow has become rather thick. The... More 

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Thank Foodgloriousfood88
Bunbury, Australia
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99 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was told by many that this was the establishment to go to for good Dim Sum when in Ipoh. Have to say, food was great, restaurant was clean and an excellent selection of Dim Sum. We went for Brunch and easily found a table. Highly recommended if you want to have Dim Sum in Ipoh. Parking may be a problem.

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Thank BunburyTim61
Singapore
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent quite a while to find the place. nice and clean environment, very comfortable. Food tastes average only, not that wonderful. reasonable price. 茶好喝

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Thank Celiashaw
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was told about this place was the place for dim sum. So with much anticipation, I made my way for some lunch. The crowd put me off, but then again I was among Malaysians. Yes, the place was crowded and we had to share a table. No problem with that, our good fortune that the other couple had good... More 

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Thank lucy8895
Ipoh
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to go early in the morning to beat the crowd at the weekend.Wide variety of Tim Sum and extemely delicious! Value for money as cheaper than Tim Sum found of this calibre at hotels.Try the siu mai ,chee cheong fun and charsiu pau.The egg tarts are also recommended.Truly iconic,Foo San Tim Sum!

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Thank Uma R
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Dim sum was the usual hong kong style, taste was alright, serving size was bigger and price higher (than Ming Court). It's still good but second to Ming court. An alternative option if the shop opposite is too crowded.

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Thank Lavendydream
Singapore
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Went for lunch in Christmas Day and was packed with people. The Lao Sha Bao and charcoal bag with yam paste was good. The ambience of this restaurant is quite nice with Chinese paintings near the stairs. The tim sum are averagely quite tasty and fresh. As it was almost 2pm, most of the tim sum has sold out, it... More 

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Thank soh13
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61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We went on Xmas day so the crowd is huge. Having to stand around with eagle eyes to spot which table is leaving is a must-have skill. After plonking down the seat, must get others in the family to queue for tim sum. Not worth the mad scramble for average quality tim sum.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51 Jalan Leong Sim Nam, Ipoh, Malaysia, Ipoh 30300, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Perak  >  Kinta District  >  Ipoh
  • Phone Number: 05 254 0308

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm

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