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Mee Sum Pastry

#14 of 119 Bakeries in Seattle
#184 of 3,532 Places to Eat in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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1526 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101-1527
+1 206-682-6780
08:00 - 19:00
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Los Angeles, California
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428 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good Chinese pastry. I had the pork bun. I have had plenty of pork buns in my past, but this is one of the good ones I have had. There was plenty of meat inside and it was really flavorful. It's located across the street of Pike Place so have one as you're walking around the market.

Thank kisssmee
Vancouver, Washington
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

There are a ton of places to eat at Pikes Market. It would be a mistake to pass this place by. Their Hom Bow are the best in the city. My favorite are the baked bbq pork. Perfectly baked, soft and fluffy sweet roll, stuffed with an amazing combo of pork, spices and sauce. They are delicious. 1 of them... More 

Thank Rob O
Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I cannot and will not go to Seattle without stopping at Mee Sum Pastry to take Hom Bao to go. I get one to walk with and 6 in a box for family. all varieties are amazing!

Thank zeezog
Brisbane, Australia
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124 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

The curry beef hom bow was recommended as one of the things to try at Pike Place Market and it was yummy. The top of the bun tasted like the flaky, slightly sweet crust you’d find on the Asian-style pineapple bun while the filling was mild curry beef mince. The combination went well and was enough for a snack. The... More 

Thank WLH_Oz
Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is not a restaurant, it is grab and go. I mostly love the Hom Bow. Curry chicken, BBQ pork, my faves. If I don't gobble it up right away, I will buy a box to take home to grateful family! They are well organized, the line moves quickly.

Thank Dennis T
Seattle, Washington
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

If I'm in the Market and I need something quick to eat to hold me over, I'll stop here for a bao or BBQ pork skewer. I've had some of the cookies, and they're quite good. I'm not an expert in Asian pastries, so I haven't ventured outside of my usual go-to's.

Thank Steve C
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We had a couple of pork buns.. and then packed 8 more to take home with us!! Awesome buns! Totally worth the visit!

Thank Beering
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Picked up a fresh Siu Boa on my walk to pikes place market in the morning. It was fresh and hot and delicious. Note it was large not small like the ones you typically get in the restaurants. I would recommend

Thank Robert C
Vashon, Washington
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387 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Cheap savory and sweet pastries. Hum Bow (savory filled rolls) are $3 each and very filling. No seating so food to go only.

Thank Adam S
Boise, Idaho
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Whenever you see a long line, you pretty much have to give it a try. After walking by several times and seeing it was always busy, we opted to give it a try. What a great little find! Would go again!

Thank AndreaP1990

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Fast food, Asian, Chinese
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1526 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101-1527
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-682-6780

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?