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“Great Dimsum!”
Review of Foh San

Foh San
Ranked #41 of 488 Restaurants in Ipoh
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Chinese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Dimsum!”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

The place place over great dimsum in which the price in my opinion is good (judging to the popularity of the place). Service is good and very efficient.

Visited December 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Ipoh
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
“So so only”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Real ipoh will always prefer Ming Court, just opposite of Foh San.
no doubt the dim sum size is big...more expensive

Visited August 2012
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Ipoh, Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Excellent Dining Atmosphere, But Average Food”
Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

Iam a local citizen, born in Ipoh. To be honest, if u're kind of person who cares about the atmosphere, I would strongly recommend to this place. Yet, its food really reaches to average level only. One crucial thing is its just too overpriced.

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Kuching, Malaysia
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Average dim sum, clean restaurant atmosphere”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

Foo San or actually Foh San, is an entire two storey building, which is a dim sum restaurant. Dim sum's are rolled out almost factory style, by the chefs that work in the kitchen.

Service is swift and orderly. There is a proper system of each table having a 'dim sum card' where servers tick the appropriate category when the dim sum is taken to the table (you can go to the dim sum counters or wait for the waiter to push the dim sum trolley to your table).

Foh San has all the typical dim sum food - lo mai kai, har kau, char siew pao, char kueh, etc. They also have a good selection of teas and dessert items.

Food wise.. the dimsums are made in very large quantities at one go - this brings down the quality of the taste. The food here is average, compared to better traditional coffee shops that serve better food (but at the expense of sitting in a hot, crowded sweaty kopitiam). The atmosphere at Foh San is a bit more classy than your average dim sum kopitiam - a relaxed atmosphere in a clean restaurant with antique style furniture. There are Chinese carvings and paintings on the wall which you can admire.

Price wise, slightly more expensive than the normal kopitiams.

Come here for average OK dim sum, especially if you have foreign, or local guests who are very particular about cleanliness and having a reasonably calm atmosphere.

  • Visited August 2012
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Breakfast In Fo Shan Dim Sum”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Nice food, good environment. Mostly self service. I was manage to get a table (good spot) which can enjoy the street view.

Very crowd (seriously) during weekend morning.

  • Visited December 2012
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