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Foh San

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Ipoh, Malaysia 51 Jalan Leong Sin Nam, Ipoh 30300, Malaysia
+60 5-254 0308
Wed - Mon 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great food with a high dim sum standard but it gets crazy busy. So busy, in fact, that people wait at the kitchen doors for the trays to come out. It is noisy and mad but I loved the food and I would go back again.

Thank The-Scone-Man
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40 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Try ming court instead. Foo San is just too crowded and expensive. Food is just normal. During weekend, it's full of tourist. You can find much more better dim sum in Ipoh. It's hard to find parking at this area.

Thank Travel_Prince_5415
Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

went to this dim sum place based on recommendation...but we were really disappointed with the quality of the food...not sure what was all the fuss about this restaurant...expensive and food was so so..

1 Thank chuckdn
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found the food so-so, nothing stands out. Not bad but nothing to shout about. Confusing as to how to order.

1 Thank inkkie7 .
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is well decorated but the food quality does not justify the price. Anyway we went for brunch just to experience the poor food quality as described by many others; we had hope as it was famous for dim sum 10+ years ago and we were wrong.

1 Thank SeanOoi8
Kulai, Malaysia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are variety choices of dim sum and taste quite delicious with the reasonable price. Self service where you have to queue for your choice of dim sum. The service provided is acceptable. Worth try !

Thank TeeJanice
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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209 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there at 7.30am.. still early but some better seating have been fully occupied.. lucky had the final good seating. As this was the first time having dim sum there, my wife just tried to order at the counter and received a quite sarcastic reply from an auntie that we need to get the order card from the waiter/waitress..... More 

Thank Milky99
Butterworth, Malaysia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While our family trip from Penang to Kuala Lumpur and Sekinchan, we drop by the Foh San Dim Sum Restaurant in Ipoh for breakfast. The restaurant is very clean with table cloth on each dining table, quite nice decoration with Eastern antique style, but the dim sum was not much type for selection and taste average and the price is... More 

Thank susan711104
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing choice of dumplings on offer and are pipping hot/fresh to self pick up from the steamer. Also has an a-la-carte menu (we ordered a few items), the Char Siew pork is to die for. Will be a must stop place every time I drive past Ipoh.

Thank wassup_dude
Singapore, Singapore
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was expecting a queue but had no problems getting a table for 7 at 9am. Dim Sum here is not what it used to be. We had the usual. I am ok with queuing up to get the food, but those in the shelves are room-temperature when it gets to your tray. Haven't been here for a few years and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ipoh, Malaysia 51 Jalan Leong Sin Nam, Ipoh 30300, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Perak  >  Kinta District  >  Ipoh
  • Phone Number: +60 5-254 0308

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