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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“dim sum” (70 reviews)
“dumplings” (14 reviews)
“turnip cake” (7 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
289 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enjoyd everything we had! A place I will go back to many times. Good service and a cosy place to sit and eat

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Don't expect an upper class restaurant with a luxurious entrance, instead expect a nice, simple restaurant with excellent food, excellent prices, excellent athmosphere. Be sure to make a reservation in time because the restaurant is very populair. Also make sure you know the address since...More

Thank GerardDeVries
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow, I’m so glad I popped in here after walking past it so many times. This little unassuming gem is truly one of the best spots in CT for a quick bite. I was blown away by the lamb pot stickers to say the least....More

Thank Justin R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Dim Sum and Noodle salad were excellent! The prices are affordable.The Vietnamese iced coffee was tasty! Can highly recommended this quirky restaurant!

Thank leighkennedy05
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Great dim sum. Very simple and efficient environment.( Disposal plates etc.. ) Definitely worth a visit. Would prefer a bit more variety on the menu. Relatively small selection But all of high standard and great flavours. Lamb definitely the winner ..

Thank lnoussis
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Been wanting to this restaurant for a while but every time we tried it was full. Finally got in today. Great food, great service, just a pity that so many dishes were out of stock... never mind we will have to go back to try...More

Thank kdequekervandermerwe
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I heard so many good things about this place and was quite apprehensive that the hype would not be justified...I was wrong. The food is fabulous! It is very comforting that the menu is not very comprehensive and daunting, but the variety is good and...More

Thank stevebenade
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Managed to go to South China Dim Sum Bar after about several attempts over two years due to them being closed a lot of the time. Sunday and Monday they are closed and also during the festive season which does not help. None the less...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Coming from London we have a lot of good Dim Sum but this place beats everywhere I have been so far. The restaurant served up a delicious array of Dim Sum and other great food (the cold noodle salad and turnip cake are incredible) in...More

Thank KVtravels2
Reviewed 15 June 2017

The food was absolutely delicious and the servers were very friendly. It's a small place with a nice atmosphere. When we arrived there was a 30 minute wait but the host worked really hard to get us seated in less than 20 minutes. The portions...More

Thank Patrice S
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13 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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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