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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“dim sum” (79 reviews)
“dumplings” (14 reviews)
“turnip cake” (8 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
289 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am unsure how to approach this review without seeming overly keen but the fact of the matter is that this cozy restaurant hidden away in Long Street is a gem of a place! South China Dim Sum Bar is an absolute treat of a...More

Thank youknowyouloveme
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food , even better service from an extremely quirky engineering graduate who could not have done more to make the dinner more chilled out and relaxed. Pretty much ordered everything off the menu under the glass on the table and finished off with the...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

The flavors here were great, but the experience really wasn’t. We ordered a number of different dishes that came out at oddly staggered time intervals. Stayed for about an hour and, between the three of us, spent R550. Then we all went down the street...More

Thank spiritrock4u
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

This was our second dinner here and it was as amazing as the 1st time. The food is delicious and the vibe good. Tables are small and the place is packed so if you want lits of personal space you might have a problem. You...More

Thank dpjoppie
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Struggled to get a table at this place. Was hoping for some good Asian food. Supposedly the best CT has to offer in Asian food (hard to believe), But really nothing special.

Thank Justin K
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We practically ordered everything on the menu and everything was delicious, especially the Har Gow! Excellent dim sum right in Cape Town. Chef is of Chinese origin.

Thank powpow_p
Reviewed 3 April 2018

I decided to go to South China Dim Sum Bar for my birthday with an intimate group of friends. Best choice I could have made! We ate Dim sum like there was no tomorrow, my favourite was the lamb pot stickers with a yogurt dip,...More

Thank Carmin v
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Spend an evening at South China Dim Sum Bar and everything I tried I enjoyed. The food is really good, best dim sum I have had ever. I will definitely be returning, all of the dim sum I tried lamb, prawn, beef, chicken and vegetarian...More

Thank Charvan-Edward
Reviewed 22 March 2018

We celebrated a birthday at the South China Dim Sum Bar, and decided to order all the items on the menu and share them. The food was amazing, everything was delicious. They had nice wine section to make the evening a night to remember. Make...More

Thank H_M_Mouton
Reviewed 11 March 2018

I loved the Dim Sum here. It might be the best dim sum I've had. I recommend the lamb pot stickers and the shrimp dumplings (har gow). I don't recommend the noodle dishes, since the noodles don't taste fresh. I came here a lot. But...More

Thank Paul C
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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
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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