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“New location - great!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tim Ho Wan, the Dim-Sum Specialists

Tim Ho Wan, the Dim-Sum Specialists
Ranked #62 of 7,786 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Mong Kok
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“New location - great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2013

First off. Trip advisor's address is no longer correct. There are four of locations, but apparently the original at this address has closed. This review is for the new location at Olympian City 2 which I believe opened today on the day of writing. The restaurant is on the outside of the mall on Hoi Ting Road.

I did not have to queue, but the place was full once I was seated. I ordered three items. It came to HK$52. All three were excellent. I'm not a Dim Sum expert but I've eaten it before in Toronto's China town and at several restaurants in Guangdong and this was one of the best and the best at this price.

The restaurant is nice and bright and modern but nothing special. The kind of place you'd expect in a mall.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rome, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Simply excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2013

It was an amazing experience at Tim Ho Wan restaurant! Absolutely amazing the wide range of dishes prepared with an high level of professionalism and sensible touch for making the cuisine an unforgettable souvenir of Hong Kong for people of all over the World! I recommend to anyone visiting HK or resident there to try dim sum here! Even though there are always people waiting, try to hold because when the door will be opened you will enter into a paradise!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Truly amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2013 via mobile

We read the reviews and thought we would give it a go. We definitely didn't regret. It's the best dim sum we have ever had. Well worth the line up - just order a bit if everything. The food is fresh and service great. We loved it so much we did another quick visit while we had an airport stopover.... May sounds silly to dash in for food. But when it's this good it'd worth it :) can't wait for our next trip to Hong Kong just to go here.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Tim Ho Wan Dim Sum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2013

1-star Michelin rated Dim Sum restaurant. Fret not! It wouldn't cost a pocket burn! Dim Sum made extremely affordable but please be mindful, it comes with a consequence - the queue.

Expect waiting time to range between 1/2 an hour to hours. Well, if you asked if it's worth the wait, perhaps so! Tell people, you've been to Hong Kong, and that you tasted the best Dim Sum from Tim Ho Wan, they cannot say you're wrong!

For me, Cantonese-speaking wasn't much of a problem, so ordering was easy. However, if you're not able to speak/read the chinese words, the waiters/waitresses are usually locals who know minimum English. Of course they have a menu in English, but if you want to know more of the particular dish, I'm afraid you won't get much information.

So how do you solve this? There's this paper which is used as a table mat, well sort of, and has dishes of Dim Sum on it. Depending on the number of people eating, just order whatever is shown on the piece of paper. You won't go wrong!

Nevertheless, Dim Sum is a must in HK, what's more a popular place. There're a few branches in HK so just know when to go down. They don't take reservations, sadly. But well... Good food is worth the way!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Roy_Pek
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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“good dim sum but poor tea”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2013

Food was good and reasonable price. However, tea was poor like colored water and you had no choice and had to pay at HK$3 per person.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tanoshii
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