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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 good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“dim sum” (76 reviews)
“dumplings” (14 reviews)
“turnip cake” (7 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
289 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

lovely meal, simple decor, clean, full of flavours . came for lunch and were overwhelmed . we will for sure come back, and try other things on the menu. came following recommendation , was certainly not disappointed

Thank nicolas s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my favourite spots in the city. It's all good, so you won't be disappointed. If you're looking for large portions and fancy decor, then go someplace else. They serve authenticity with delicious flavours. The only bad news is the service. Usually...More

Thank DudleyFeebish
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

For a Chinese who need Chinese food, you can go visit this dim Sum bar. Great in value plus it is along Long st where I was living...

Thank AndyChoo85
Reviewed 16 December 2017

If you are remotely hungry I suggest uyou look elsewhere - the portions are miniscule and we had to eat again after leaving here later in the evening.

Thank r0adrunred
Reviewed 18 November 2017 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 16 November 2017

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 30 October 2017

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 27 October 2017

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 15 October 2017 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 14 October 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
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12 August 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
Child-friendly, Kids
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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