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Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Takeout, Seating, Table Service

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Sham Shui Po District
3.5 km from Kowloon Park
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MICHELIN Guide's Point of View

The second branch of this famous dim sum chain is roomier than the original, but don’t be surprised to still find a queue of expectant diners at the en...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
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Reviewed 2 March 2020

Came here as friend is a meat eater and this was the top on her itinerary of places to eat. As a veggie it was limited and found the food quite bland. Staff were friendly and accommodating and were able to let me know what...I could and couldn’t eat.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 20 February 2020 via mobile

First off, dont get to hyped just because this place has a Michelin star. Because although it has,it has always stayed true to its humble origins. The interior is simple, the service as well. However all is made up for by the food! I, perhaps,...was lucky enough to visit at a quiet time, so presure was not so high in the kitchen. All the food served was on point and tasted wunderfull. I can whole-heartedly recommend all dumpling/Dimsum variaties and my personal favorite the BBQ pork buns! All and all I spend just under $10 USD for an abundance of food.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

In a world of big city China restaurant pricing, good quality food at reasonable cost is hard to come by, short of the more street food approach. This location of Tim Ho Wan was worth the walk for us. It is decidedly a turn and...burn affair, so don't expect to loiter. The highlight was the much touted barbecue pork buns, though my wife and I sampled a host of dishes over three visits. Service is hit and miss though I would say a bit more of a miss. Abrupt would be complimentary closer to rude perhaps more accurate. I was actually told to pull my chair closer in to the table at one point. I would like to share that I am 6'3" and if I got any closer to the table I would have been on top of the bloody table. Further, I was already occupying less than half the space between myself and the next table and the other guest was nowhere near me. You can tell that this pushed my buttons in a bad way. Almost enough to cause me to reconsider coming back. Finally, the chaotic nature of a bit of a touristy trap - given its reasonably deserved decent reputation, is a too overworked staff. Multiple time we had dishes not show up and yet others served that were not the ones ordered. Given that you order numerous of the small dishes it becomes difficult to keep track of. All this said, my wife and I were satisfied with the food though somewhat less so with the service. On balance though, a solid place.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 27 January 2020 via mobile

Visited Tim Ho Wan due to their Michelin Guide recommendation, did not disappoint. Prices are very reasonable and the food is also of decent quality, particularly liked their char siu buns, the crust on top goes well with the fluffy texture of the bun itself.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 8 January 2020

When in HK you definitely should go to this dimsum place! And try everything on the menu! Our favorite is the Char Sui Bao, the best you'll ever have, promise! You cannot make a reservation but if you have to wait, it will definitely be...worth it.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 2 January 2020

The baked bun with BBQ pork is my favorite. Absolute delicious! The shrimp dumplings, and steamed beef balls are also excellent. Reasonable prices. Only cash. A must visit in HKG.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 30 December 2019

We read about this place late 2018 so in January 2019 we decided to go and find it and when we did it was a 2 hour waiting time to get a table so we got take away. We swore that we would come back...one day. That day was earlier this month, December 2p19. And because of the troubles in HK it was not busy. There were 6 of us and we had brunch. 10 out of 10 folks. Make the effort as the ladies there are very helpful so nothing was an issue. Have a go at the real yum change. Excellent.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 23 December 2019

Were there for a late lunch.Surprisingly almost no wait time. Crowded place.Very fast Service. Do not order too much at a time and eat slowly! We had 6 or 7 dim sum boxes for a total of around 175 HKD. Could not quite finish all...the Food. Very good ,but do not expect light cuisine because of the Michelin star.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 2 December 2019 via mobile

This is got to be some of the best dim sum I've ever tried. Most of the items we're kind of run-of-the-mill but they're baked about taste it as if it was delivered to your table by God himself. Absolutely Sublime. I can't describe how...good this how bow is. I would fly back to Hong Kong just to get this humbow or actually have it shipped to the United States if I could get it here fresh and hot. I guess I'll have to go back to Hong Kong. If nothing else you could go to the front door and order these little Beauties to go. Primitive people that might be the best thing to do because there's usually a long line. This place is touted as the cheapest Michelin star restaurant you can never go to without spending more than $20 per couple. Yeah that's how much we spent $20 for a very satisfying lunchMore

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 22 November 2019

My cousin and I went to go try this Michelin starred dim sum restaurant called Tim Ho Wan (in Kowloon with branches in Central and North Point). I had reservations because, what does Michelin know about dim sum. Well, I must say, it had to...be some of the worst dim sum I have had in my life. Having parents who were born in Shanghai, then lived in Hong Kong and Macau in the 1950's, and growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area my standards are high for Chinese food. The worst dim sum in the San Francisco Bay Area is head and shoulders above this place. My cousin says that she can get better dim sum in Denver where she lives. Limited menu, non standard versions of dishes, lack of flavor, weird crusty overly sweet Cha sui bao, almost no traditional dim sum deserts. At least it was cheap. I would have really been upset if I had to eat bad dim sum AND pay through the nose for an undeserved Michelin Star. What a disappointment. Michelin is delusional.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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There is no reservation system, Chinese restaurants tend to be opened on Christmas days.
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timhowan dot hk Well this is the web address in Hong Kong
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tim Ho Wan Sham Shui Po

Yes, Tim Ho Wan Sham Shui Po offers takeaway services.

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Tim Ho Wan Sham Shui Po is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5