6 drool-worthy dim sum restaurants around Seattle

Jan 29 2020, 4:39 pm

If you’re new to the term, dim sum refers to a type of Chinese cuisine made popular in Hong Kong – think of it as the Cantonese equivalent of brunch.

Dim sum (or yum cha, as Cantonese speakers refer to it), consists of bite-sized foods served in steamer baskets or on small plates, usually enjoyed with different types of Chinese teas. It is thought that because dim sum can be quite a heavy meal, the tea will aid in digestion.

There are plenty of restaurants in Seattle that offer dim sum, and we’ve selected the best ones for you to head to this winter.

Time to brush up on your chopstick skills so that you can fill up your stomach to the brim with some delicious, warm dumplings and buns!

Harbor City Seattle

 

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You’ll never leave Harbor City hungry. During dim sum hours, you can choose to order from a menu, pick from a cart or server’s tray, and even submit a special request.

Location: 707 South King Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-621-2228
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Jade Garden Restaurant

 

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From the outside, Jade Garden doesn’t look like anything special — that’s kind of how you know it’s going to be good and authentic. If you’re struggling to see what’s in the dim sum carts, don’t be afraid to ask what’s in there.

Location: 424 7th Avenue South, Seattle
Phone: 206-622-8181
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Foo Lam Chinese Restaurant

 

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Generous portions are what you’re getting at Foo Lam. While not as busy as the others on this list, this spot definitely deserves as much recognition. While they’ve got a great dim sum selection, we do have to mention that they disappoint at the end of the meal by not having egg tarts.

Location: 7101 Martin Luther King Jr. Way South, Seattle
Phone: 206-453-3498
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Honey Court Seafood Restaurant

 

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Besides being known for great late-night eats, Honey Court has wonderful dim sum. The outside of the building, old and slowly running down, is no indication of the food quality inside. The renovated interior welcomes crowds with traditional and tasty dim sum.

Location: 516 Maynard Avenue South, Seattle
Phone: 206-292-8828
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Hong Kong Bistro

 

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This spot is the perfect one if you’re craving dim sum at an odd hour. Its regular menu includes the full dim sum menu, so you never have to worry about not getting what you want. Unlike other dim sum spots, HK Bistro has you write your order on a slip of paper.

Location: 507 Maynard Avenue South, Seattle
Phone: 206-682-1922
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Joy Palace Seafood Restaurant

 

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You won’t be getting a mouthful of grease at Joy Palace. The dim sum spot is best in the mornings, as it gets packed around noon. While it may be slower in service than the other spots, the food is well worth the wait.

Location: 6030 Martin Luther King Jr. Way South, Seattle
Phone: 206-723-4066