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“Good but pricey” 4 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 #291 of 1,580 Restaurants in Cape Town
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Newport, United Kingdom
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“Good but pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

We absolutely love dim sum so got really excited about this little place. They have a very small menu but that's a good thing as the few things they have they seem to do them well. It's all homemade and the food tastes fresh rather than bought off a Chinese supermarket's frozen range. Chicken won ton and Sui Mai with mustard and Hoi Sin sauce were exceptional. Char Siu Bao didn't have much filling in so didn't stand out as much. The dishes range from 28 to 40 rands and you get 3 of each on a plate which makes it quite expensive to dine. We had 4 plates between the two of us and were still hungry afterwards - could have carried on if the prices were a bit cheaper. It's a funky little place and we liked the decor. Would have given it 5 star if it offered better value for money.

Visited November 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Cape Town
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Delicious and Authentic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This was the third time we went to South China Dim Sum. It has consistently been delicious! Having spent many years living in Asia I can honestly say the Dim Sum is authentic and some of the best I've had. There is good variety of flavors and types. The dim sum is tasty and fresh. Totally recommend this spot!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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haywards heath
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Dim Sum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Had dinner here with a group of friends it was a great change from all the African themed restaurants . The food was great and the place has a good atmosphere with very helpful staff.

Would definitely recommend and if I do have the good fortune to go back to Cape Town it will be top of my list

Visited September 2013
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De Bilt, Utrecht, Netherlands
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A 'must do' for the asian fan!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

This small restaurant serves you the dishes like you would get them in asia! Only a limited number of dishes to choose from but all of them are of Great quality at reasonable prices. The waiters/cooks are quite slow, so make sure you have enough time to have dinner...
And don't forget to try the Vietnamese coffee for desert.....

Visited August 2013
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Windhoek
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We visited this little gem to give my family a "dim sum" experience. And we were not disappointed, in fact it was fantastic. The owner personally serves his patrons in this small restaurant. They will not win any prizes for interior, but who cares if the food is so great and tasty! I can highly recommend this authentic Chinese cuisine - what an experience! Lunch: 12.30pm - 3pm, Tuesday to Friday; Dinner: 6.30pm - late, Tuesday to Saturday. Give it a go!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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