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“Best Dim Sum in Cape Town” 5 of 5 stars
Review of South China Dim Sum

South China Dim Sum
289 Long Street, South Africa
78 846 3656
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Ranked #290 of 1,577 Restaurants in Cape Town
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Best Dim Sum in Cape Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

The thing that strikes you most about the food served was how wonderfully fresh everything is! They make everything fresh- and bring them to the table as they are ready. This method ensures that when they arrive at the table they are piping hot and perfect.
We had the chicken wontons which were great, beef potstickers, pork dumplings, prawn dumplings and my favourite vegetable potstickers.
Every plate of food is absolutely beautiful, delicious and made with the up most care.
A wonderful dining experience- and without a doubt the best dim sum in Cape Town
You can also catch them at the City Bowl Market on Saturdays on Hope Street

Things to remember: Bring your own wine- as they don't have a liquor license
Bring enough cash- because they dont have a credit card machine
Book a table by calling 078 846 3656- it gets crazy busy

for more information and pictures:
http://toomuchloveliness.blogspot.com/2012/07/south-china-dim-sum-bar.html

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Brilliant find on Long Street!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

We came across South China Dim Sum in January 2012 when we were staying on Long Street in Cape Town. After speaking with the owners, two brothers, we discovered that they had only just opened about a week earlier.
South China Dim Sum served up fantastic Cantonese food. Their menu at the time was short (they were planning to increase it over time) but everything we had was brilliantly made and cooked.
We had cold chicken sesame noodles, char siu bao, jiaozi (pot sticker) and pork dim sum, all YUM!
Well done to the guys who own this place and I hope they do really well with South China Dim Sum. Definitely check it out!

http://postcardsfromzambia.blogspot.com/2012/01/south-africa-cape-town.html

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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