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South China Dim Sum Bar

289 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 78 846 3656
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“dim sum” (67 reviews)
“dumplings” (13 reviews)
“pot stickers” (13 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
289 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coming from London we have a lot of good Dim Sum but this place beats everywhere I have been so far. The restaurant served up a delicious array of Dim Sum and other great food (the cold noodle salad and turnip cake are incredible) in...More

Thank KVtravels2
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was absolutely delicious and the servers were very friendly. It's a small place with a nice atmosphere. When we arrived there was a 30 minute wait but the host worked really hard to get us seated in less than 20 minutes. The portions...More

Thank Patrice S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful combination of dishes- made by order right there in-front of you. A must for any dumpling lover...Everything was yummy. Front end of restaurant has a complete different feel to the back - two different ambiences.

Thank wielietjies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to South China Dim Sum Bar for a quick bite on a Thursday night. The place was quite busy for winter, with a good vibe. The food was great, although portions are small. The staff were friendly but the service was Slow. Go...More

Thank Izettev
Reviewed May 8, 2017

Dim sum is undeniably one of my favourite foods to eat. Whether you are in the mood for comfort food, a snack or a full meal - South China will more than touch your heart, it will satisfy your desire in a relaxed surrounding serving...More

Thank KiddoSA
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing . Small place , 4 people , woks wonder 👌 Authentic experience and reasonable prices . They open 12 to 2 and again for dinner . Pls book for dinner or you might wait a long . End of the long street ....More

Thank RParbhoo
Reviewed May 6, 2017

Despite there being many very good restaurants in Cape Town, good Chines food establishments are in short supply. Fortunately therefore Trip Advisor pointed us in the direction of this little gem. Décor is basic, particularly for those with dodgy backs who would prefer something more...More

Thank dick0247
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

A small Restuarant quite trendy , service is rather slow probably due to inadequate number of waiters , the food was good that which arrived ,still awaiting a steamed bun , one other problem was the portion prices , expensive .

Thank madiesel
Reviewed May 2, 2017

I often start my reviews with a couple of comments about how difficult it is to find Chinese food for my Chinese girlfriend that she likes and would eat often. I can now add the South China Dim Sum bar to the small number of...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

Make sure to make a reservation and make sure you eat before because the service is extremely slow. First time we walked in they told us they were fully booked for the night (there are around 10 tables and only 3 of them were filled)...More

Thank Choi91
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you need a reservation for a stop by lunch or dinner? We plan to visit Jan 2017 and understand this is a busy time of year. Thank you
August 12, 2016|
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Response from david o | Reviewed this property |
No. No reservation required. Preferably arrive around 12.00 to find an empty restaurant, but it fills up quickly and is very small. You will love the food and casual ambiance. Enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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