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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“dim sum” (67 reviews)
“dumplings” (14 reviews)
“char siu bao” (7 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
289 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Walking Long Street in Cape Town you are spoilt for choice so when we found this little restaurant we found gold! Luckily we weren’t starving and we’re prepared to put our name on a list. Well we were not disappointed. Easily THE best Dim sum...More

Thank Berdine N
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful little hole in the wall in Long street. Freshly prepared dim sums served in a very basic and unpretentious setting. Great service,divine food and even a small winelist. The menu has a very small selection so you can pretty much try everything, and it;s...More

Thank Rinette187870
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I are always on the lookout for good Dim Sum. Well - we found it in spades at the Dim Sum Bar in Long Street, Cape Town. Situated in the viby (but very touristy) part of town, you could walk right past...More

Thank PaulDJohannesburg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perhaps one of the best restaurants in our visit to Cape town It is a small restaurant, fully booked on weekends and not so easy to find a table out of weekends. For sure, dim sums are the highlights of the restaurant. Fresh, tasteful and...More

Thank Geena C
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyd everything we had! A place I will go back to many times. Good service and a cosy place to sit and eat

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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Don't expect an upper class restaurant with a luxurious entrance, instead expect a nice, simple restaurant with excellent food, excellent prices, excellent athmosphere. Be sure to make a reservation in time because the restaurant is very populair. Also make sure you know the address since...More

Thank GerardDeVries
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Wow, I’m so glad I popped in here after walking past it so many times. This little unassuming gem is truly one of the best spots in CT for a quick bite. I was blown away by the lamb pot stickers to say the least....More

Thank Justin R
Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

The Dim Sum and Noodle salad were excellent! The prices are affordable.The Vietnamese iced coffee was tasty! Can highly recommended this quirky restaurant!

Thank leighkennedy05
Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

Great dim sum. Very simple and efficient environment.( Disposal plates etc.. ) Definitely worth a visit. Would prefer a bit more variety on the menu. Relatively small selection But all of high standard and great flavours. Lamb definitely the winner ..

Thank lnoussis
Reviewed September 8, 2017

Been wanting to this restaurant for a while but every time we tried it was full. Finally got in today. Great food, great service, just a pity that so many dishes were out of stock... never mind we will have to go back to try...More

Thank kdequekervandermerwe
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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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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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