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Jakarta’s Best Dimsum

Jakarta’s Best Dimsum

Yohanes Sandy
01 September 2021


Whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, dim sum never fails to satisfy your palate. We picked nine of the must visit dim sum places in Jakarta for your next dim sum fix.


Li Feng, at Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta

This may be the first Michelin starred associated Chinese restaurant in Jakarta. Since the beginning, the hotel has partnered with Chef Fei from the Michelin starred restaurant, Jiang, at Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou to create the menu as well as supervising the quality. Besides Cantonese dishes, the dim sum selections here are not to be missed. They have the whole selection of dim sum menu, and some of our favorites are black truffle pork and shrimp shu mai; beef short ribs with Szechuan sauce; and the classic BBQ pork char siew bun.

Reserve now: Li Feng at Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta. 

The Chinese National at Swissotel Jakarta, PIK Avenue

Since the first opened in 2019, Chinese National has become the talk of the town. Dubbed as one of the beautifully designed Chinese restaurants in Jakarta by many, it offers a wide array of Chinese delicacies from Peking duck to lobster. Last year, they launched an all-you-can-eat dim sum menu. Available from Monday to Friday, the items offered are not as many as other Chinese restaurants in town but taste wise it didn’t disappoint. Our favorites from the menu are salted egg bao, red bean bao, chicken feet in black pepper sauce, and Szechuan duck spring roll.

Reserve Now: The Chinese National at Swissotel Jakarta, PIK Avenue

May Star

This restaurant is maybe the place you go when your family needs some Chinese cuisine fix. May Star has—literally—massive choices of Chinese delicacies, including a whole book of dim sum menu. If you need a dim sum, the selections are created for any family member. Amongst the massive selections of dim sums, our favorites are May Star special homemade mushroom bun, Malaysian pandan cake roll, seafood roll with oyster sauce, and pan-fried minced pork roll. 

Reserve Now: May Star

Sun City Luxury Club

No one talks about dim sum places in Jakarta without mentioning Sun City Luxury Club. Peculiarly nestled inside LTC Glodok Mangga Dua, this is a truly legendary dim sum restaurant in the capital (and maybe is still one of the best). Don’t forget to try the shrimp hakau and deep-fried lumpia durian.

Reserve Now: Sun City Luxury Club

Wing Heng & Wing Lok

If you want affordable and tasty dim sums, the Wing Heng is the place. Located in Jalan Pluit Karang Utara Blok A4U No.65A, Wing Heng is open 24 hours every day and it is usually pretty crowded during mealtime. (We suggest you avoid dinner time as the queue is usually very long.). What makes Wing Heng famous amongst dim sum lovers is their generous portions of dim sum at affordable prices. Prices at Wing Heng start from Rp18.000 and the ones that you have to try are the shrimp hakau and pork shumai. Aside from its original place in Pluit, Wing Heng has also opened two branches located in Food Plaza Pantai Indah Kapuk and Emporium Pluit Mall. Recently, they also opened a halal-certified branch in Kemang under the name of Wing Lok Dim Sum by Wing Heng.

Reserve Now: Wing Heng | Wing Lok

HAKA Dimsum

The restaurants open very early at 5:30 am. Perfect for those who like dim sum for breakfast. HAKA Dim Sum first opened in Bumi Serpong Damai before opening three more branches in Kemang, Bintaro, and Blok M respectively. This dim sum shop is quite popular among teenagers due to its affordable prices. Some of our favorite dim sums here are grilled chasiu Hong Kong, salted egg pao, and fried mantao. HAKA Dimsum only serves halal dishes.

Reserve Now: HAKA Dimsum

Jia at Shangri-La, Jakarta

Jia’s signature dishes include Peking-style Roasted Duck, homemade dim sum, freshly tossed lo mien noodles served in big bowls, and premium Chinese barbecued items, such as Crispy Roast Suckling Pig and grilled live seafood. Guests can have the unique experience of watching the signature Peking-style Roasted Duck prepared at live open-oven stations in the main dining area. Weekends at Jia feature a feast that allows guests to savour an extensive array of homemade premium steamed and fried dim sum at brunch.

Reserve Now: Jia at Shangri-La, Jakarta

Ling Ling

First opened its door in April 2015, Ling Ling dons a very chic design and offers quite a varied menu. However, their dim sum menu is the most favorite amongst patrons. Based on their menu, Ling Ling has around 35 dim sums with signature items like Chinese chive and prawn dumpling; crispy corn in cob with salted egg sauce; and green tea custard bun.

Reserve Now: Ling Ling

Teratai at Hotel Borobudur

If you’re looking for an all-you-can-eat dim sum place in a five-star hotel but with a price that won’t damage your bank account then you should consider Teratai Restaurant. Located in the ground area of Hotel Borobudur Jakarta, this restaurant has been known as one of the best Chinese restaurants in town for decades. Last month, they brought back the all-you-can-eat dim sum promotion. For only Rp150.000 net per person, you can enjoy more than 30 selections on mouthwatering dim sum.

Reserve Now: Teratai at Hotel Borobudur

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