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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“dim sum” (80 reviews)
“dumplings” (14 reviews)
“turnip cake” (8 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
289 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I'm Chinese Asian. If you are looking for authentic Asian dimsum, this is not it, this will disappoint you. Food wasn't bad, but it wasn't good either The Vietnames Noodle Soup was this boring tiny little bowl of light broth with few pieces of chicken....More

Thank EricChooiYoaHan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, limited menu but food was lovely. Surrounding area is bit nerve racking & taxi is recommended to get there and back, no Wi-Fi, the staff where unable to call a cab for us & unhelpful with this in all aspects.

Thank ExploringK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lamb pot stickers ! Just to mention something. Everything we tried was great. We tried 2 times to enter and it was fully booked so you do need a reservation.

Thank L R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It had been a while, and after supper there on Friday evening we vowed not to leave it so long next time! Perfect, light parcels of delight. Good atmosphere on a wet Friday, packed, turning people away and they had a waiting list too. Its...More

Thank vickicapetown
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very authentic and delicious dim sum. Ranks with the best in Cape Town. Have eaten here three times in the last month! Also make very nice cocktails. Often very full so would recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment

Thank AlessioAllegrucci86
Reviewed 25 June 2018

The dim sum is simple, authentic, and delicious. The setting is very casual - small tables with small chairs, food is served on paper plates (street food vibes is what they were going for I guess). Friendly service and nice atmosphere.

Thank MaayanS
Reviewed 3 June 2018

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 17 May 2018 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
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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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