10 Best Dim Sum Restaurants In Guangzhou, China

10 Best Dim Sum Restaurants In Guangzhou, China
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Visiting Guangzhou anytime soon? Who wouldn’t want to explore the city where old and new collide? Being a Tier 1 city with a high population of people, Guangzhou has a lot to offer. In this city, you can find tall buildings and ancestral halls. You can also easily reach Baiyun Mountain from here. What’s more, it is home to numerous shops and eateries. With an overwhelming amount of different food choices in Guangzhou, you might have trouble choosing what to try first. To start off, one dish you should definitely have while in the Canton region is dim sum. Luckily, the city is brimming with dim sum restaurants. To help you decide where to go first, scroll down for the best dim sum restaurants in Guangzhou, China.

1. Dian Dou De (Ju FuLou)

Dian Dou De restaurant, Guangzhou
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Dian Dou De was established in 1933. Since then, the original restaurant has been renovated by the succeeding generations. Dian Dou De is located in the old downtown area of Guangzhou, which is close to tourist spots such as Yuexiu Park, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, and Museum of the Mausoleum of Nanyue King. This restaurant has over 108 dim sum dishes to choose from, so everyone is sure to like something. The dim sum dishes range from traditional to modernized food. The restaurant likes to show its patrons a mix of the old food and their new ways to make food. They serve har gow, which are shrimp dumplings, salted egg yolk bun, egg tarts, and typical dim sum snacks.

Dian Dou De (Ju FuLou)

Address: 3F, No.470 Huifu East Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou

Opening hours: 7am - 10pm (daily)

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2. Tao Tao Ju

Tao Tao Ju has been around since 1880. It is a highly respected restaurant with high-quality service, atmosphere, and food. It is very popular amongst the locals and travelers who want that authentic Cantonese dim sum experience. It is conveniently located near Liwan District, which has tons of transport that can take you to different areas. Some of its specialty dishes are fried rice, siew yoke, har gow, chicken paw, and har gow. It is also popular for its cookies.

Tao Tao Ju

Address: No.20 Dishifu Road, Liwan District, Guangzhou

Opening hours: 10am - 9pm (daily)

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3. Pan Xi Restaurant

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Pan Xi Restaurant, is located in the Liwan District in Guangzhou. Sitting along the banks of Li Wan Lake, it is said to be one of the largest “garden-style” restaurants in Guangzhou. Garden-style restaurants allow the customer to eat surrounded by nature and a relaxing atmosphere. Aside from that, this restaurant has 15 banquet halls. Pan Xi Restaurant also has award-winning food. Its specialties include har gow, roasted goose, and steamed whole white gourd soup. From delicious meals to a wonderful ambiance, what is there not to like about this place?

Pan Xi Restaurant

Address: No.151 Longjin West Road, Liwan District, Guangzhou

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4. Bei Yuan Restaurant

Beiyuan Restaurant Garden-1
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This dim sum restaurant is located near the Baiyun Mountains, which is in the northern part of Guangzhou. It has been around since the 1920s, and the new building comes with a garden and a pond. Over the years, it continues to perfect the food it serves. Must-try dishes here include jiuhuang rou si, which is a slide porked with yellow chives, and tang cu su rou, also known as sweet and sour pork. You can also order a variety of dim sum here, such as har gow, steamed pork and vegetable dumpling, and pork buns.

Bei Yuan Restaurant

Address: No. 200-202, Xiaobei Road, Yuexiu District

Website: Bei Yuan Restaurant

Opening hours: 11am - 10:30pm (daily)

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5. Qiu Da 6 Zai Ji

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In 2015, this dim sum restaurant was opened by Chef Qiu Weiguo, who trained at White Swan Hotel. This chef has 30 years of dim sum experience and had the opportunity to cook for famous people. To try something new, he opened an affordable restaurant that everyone can enjoy. Qiu Da 6 Zai Ji has over 50 types of dim sum dishes, served in an appealing way that will make people want to come back for more. Its specialties include har gow, shredded duck spring roll, lamb siu mai, and durian mousse cup for dessert. This restaurant also has two branches.

Qiu Da 6 Zai Ji

Address: 2nd Floor, 525 Binjiang Dong Lu, Haizhu District; Yangguangcheng, 7/F, Jiangwan Commercial Center, 298 Yanjiang Zhong Lu, Yuexiu District

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6. The Hui People Hotel

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Trying out the food at this restaurant will be a whole different experience for you. The Hui people are mostly located in Northwestern China, but there communities in other parts of the country. They are of Muslim descent and practice Islam. Their version of dim sum will be different from the usual. The Hui People Hotel’s restaurant is halal and no pork is served here. Lamb is the specialty at this restaurant. If you want to try something new or are avoiding pork, then try the dim sum from this restaurant. Some of their specialties include cong you bin, which are scallion pancakes, and beef and lamb innards soup.

The Hui People Hotel

Address: 325 Zhongshan 6th Rd, Zhongshan 6th Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China

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7. Jade River in White Swan Hotel

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Posted by White Swan Hotel, Guangzhou on Monday, July 23, 2012

Jade River, which is a Michelin-Star restaurant, serves authentic Cantonese dim sum. Of course, when a restaurant has a Michelin Star, you should instantly try the food. This restaurant also has highly skilled chefs. The five-star White Swan Hotel is said to be famous for being a training ground for dim sum chefs in Guangzhou. While eating here, you can enjoy the environment and aesthetics, especially the fountain in the center. Experience their delicious dim sum dishes during the weekend. Other delicious dishes to order are turnip cakes, sunflower chicken, and sachima.

Jade River in White Swan Hotel

Address: Level 3, White Swan Hotel, No.1 Shamian Street, Liwan District

Website: Jade River in White Swan Hotel

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 3pm, 5:30pm - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 8am - 3pm, 5:30pm - 10pm

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8. Nan Yuan Restaurant

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Usually, Nan Yuan Restaurant has huge lines of people wanting to try their dim sum. Aside from their delicious food, they have a large garden complete with a pavilion. The restaurant specializes in Chaozhounese cuisine. The cuisine comes from Chaozhou, which is a city in the eastern part of Guangdong province. If you want to try different versions of dim sum, go here. They have siu mai, har gow, steamed buns, chao zhou fen guo, and more.

Nan Yuan Restaurant 南园酒家

Address: No.142, Qianjin Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou China

Opening hours: 7am - 11pm (daily)

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9. Tea 5 Restaurant

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Tea 5 Restaurant The art of Cantonese Cuisine has been perfected by our Executive Chef Bob Wu and his professional...

Posted by LN Hotel Five on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

If you start to feel hungry while shopping in Yuexiu District, take a break and enter this dim sum restaurant. Tea 5 Restaurant is located in LN Hotel Five, which is close to shops and markets. The dishes they serve mix traditional and modern Cantonese cuisine. Some of its dishes include a dumpling with tea poured on top of it, siu mai, and har gow.

Tea 5 Restaurant

Address: Ground floor, LN Hotel Five, 277 Yanjiang Middle Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, China

Website: Tea 5 Restaurant

Opening hours: 6:30am - 9:30pm (daily)

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10. He Yuan Restaurant

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Located in the Tianhe District, He Yuan Restaurant is a popular area for tourists. If you are feeling hungry after a morning of sightseeing, why not stop by He Yuan Restaurant for some beautifully plated dim sum inside an equally beautiful designed space. Their specialties include prawn dumplings, chicken feet, and lavender almond bun. This restaurant also serves a variety of abalone.

He Yuan Restaurant

Address: No.68 Huacheng Avenue, Tianhe District 3/f, Imp, Guangzhou China

Opening hours: 11am - 2:30pm (daily)

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Try all the dim sum that you can

Aside from seeing the sights, when you visit Guangzhou, you need to make sure to try as many of the foods as possible, especially its dim sum. Each restaurant has a unique charm, offering you a different experience every time. So, explore the top dim sum restaurants in Guangzhou, China, and enjoy your meal in a wonderful atmosphere.

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Kaitlin Mills is a Toronto-based freelance travel writer, luxury travel coordinator, and former ESL teacher. She enjoys traveling and immersing herself in local cultures. She loves to experience...Read more

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