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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 good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“dim sum” (81 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 1 week ago via mobile

We had the most amazing experience, a must book spot but worth it. We had the special starter which was the chicken noodle broth and we tried the various dim sum and pot stickers. We took our own wine at R35 corkage so a bargain,...More

Thank 441shauna
Reviewed 1 week ago

The dim sum is very good but the service does not compare. Determine when the restaurant takes last orders if you want to avoid disappointment. We will be back for dim sum and look forward to having a better experience on our next visit.

Thank CuriousMeerkatjie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Eaten here many times and it is always my first stop when I hit Cape Town. This time we ate twice within a few days. I know it is not exactly traditional Chinese but his variations are really superb. We have lunch and always find...More

Thank david o
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was gentle to my needs they where very cheerful, their attention to detail was outstanding and overall I was really impressed at the turnaround time!

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a tremendous lunch at South China. The food was exquisite and we share almost every meal they had on the menu. We arrived as they opened for lunch so was nice and quiet. Friendly staff and will definitely be back!

Thank Chris N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service at this restaurant is bad to the point of being disrespectful. Waiting staff look you in they eye and ignore you. We waited 15 minutes to be seated at our reserved, empty table right next to us. When drinks were ordered waitresses looked...More

Thank jeannef524
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want something simple, not too heavy then I suggest this place. Not a huge menu but everything on the menu is delicious. It would be a good place for couples who just want something easy but tasty. Food came out super quick and...More

Thank Steph F
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We went on a Saturday night (make sure you call up-front for a reservation). We paid 440 R which is quite expensive vs. what you get. The menu is super simple, food as well. Standard western dim sum and noodles. Nothing surprises you. On the...More

Thank Luisa_101218
Reviewed 28 August 2018

we took friends who had not been and we all loved every minute and every aspect of the meal. definitely excellent

Thank nicolass208
Reviewed 14 August 2018 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
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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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