Best Dim Sum Restaurants in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is known for its Chinese restaurants, and one of the best ways to experience this food is with an excellent dim sum meal. Translated as “touch the heart,” dim sum is known for providing diners with a large range of small, tasty dishes to be sampled with tea. This provides a way for guests to sample a wide variety of different delicacies in Chinese cuisine, although those who enjoy this form of dining know that all of those small portions can add up to a very filling meal.

If you love dim sum, then we’ve prepared a selection of some of the best dim sum restaurants in the Los Angeles area. You’ll find plenty of favorites here, from Chinese dumplings to seafood offerings, and odds are you’ll discover an eatery that will become your new favorite place for good dim sum.

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Bao Dim Sum House

Enjoy genuine Hong Kong cuisine cooked with East Hollywood style

Order some of the best Chinese dumplings at Bao Dim Sum House. Image courtesy of Yelp.

8256 Beverly Blvd| Beverly Grove/

Chinese bao buns, dumplings, and pork shrimp shumai are staples in good dim sum, and Bao Dim Sum House offers a very popular selection of all of these delicacies. Established in 2010, Bao Dim Sum considers dumplings to be their specialty, and their customers tend to agree.

You can order multiple types of dumplings, including spicy shrimp, mushroom, pork, and even vegetarian dumplings. If these don’t leave you feeling stuffed, order some honey walnut shrimp or radish cake with diced ham. Older guests can order something at their full bar. Great for brunches, lunches, and dinner, Bao Dim Sum House is sure to leave you feeling satisfied.

“The food here is amazing. It was our first time going, and I definitely will be coming back.” — Yelp Review

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Seafood Cove 2

Delectable seafood dishes at Seafood Cove 2

Variety is the order of the day when you enjoy the dim sum at Seafood Cove 2. Image courtesy of Yelp.

9211 Bolsa Ave Ste 106 | Westminster/

Every dim sum establishment has their special dishes, and as its name implies, Seafood Cove 2 offers some amazing seafood options. Try the house special lobster, fried seaweed rolls, or the ever-popular honey walnut shrimp. There are also the standard favorites like the stick pork buns, har gow, chicken feet, and shrimp dumplings.

Diners enjoy a classy, casual atmosphere here with very polite waiter service. Be informed: come early to avoid long waits as this place is very popular among Chinese food enthusiasts.

“The staff came promptly to take our orders and immediately a lady with a cart came and gives us exactly what we ordered.” — Yelp Review

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Din Tai Fung

Vegetarian friendly dim sum at Din Tai Fung

Dine on great bao at Din Tai Fung. Image courtesy of Yelp.

177 Caruso Ave | Glendale/

Diners have been known to wait for hours to enjoy dinner at Din Tai Fung, but the food here is so good that many people are more than willing to wait in line. There are plenty of popular dishes here, including Tai Fung’s Dumplings, soup dumplings, and Xia Long bao. Soup lovers will want to sample their braised beef noodle soup and hot and sour soup, while vegetarians and vegans will appreciate an array of vegetable dishes, including vegan buns, vegan noodles with sesame sauce, and sauteed string beans with garlic.

With great service and good dining options, Din Tai Fung leaves plenty of diners with an excellent dim sum experience.

“We took the chicken buns and the sesame buns home and had those for breakfast the next day. We will definitely be back!” — Yelp Review

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Tian’s Dim Sum & Fast Food

Great dim sum at reasonable prices

White rice and sweet and pungent shrimp at Tian’s Dim Sum & Fast Food. Image courtesy of Yelp.

809 North Hill Street | Chinatown /

If you’re in the mood for tasty dim sum served at affordable prices, give Tian’s Dim Sum & Fast Food a try. Diners love sampling the wide variety of menu options — including their Shanghai juicy pork dumplings, braised eggplant, pork shu mai, shrimp har gow, chicken feet and more. Located in the heart of Los Angeles’ Chinatown, you know you’ll be getting an authentic taste of good Chinese dim sum.

As the name indicates, Tian’s Dim Sum & Fast Food isn’t particularly concerned with elaborate atmosphere and places most of its emphasis on providing customers with good-tasting dishes. That’s far from an issue for most customers who come seeking great food and leave satisfied.

“I was really craving some dim sum and this place was both close and affordable.” — Yelp Review

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Moon House Chinese Cuisine

Serving authentic Cantonese cuisine since 2013

Try some of the best Peking duck at Moon House Chinese Cuisine. Image courtesy of Yelp.

11058 Santa Monica Blvd | West Los Angeles

Moon House Chinese Cuisine strives to provide great value for your money by offering some of the most delicious Cantonese cuisine in West Los Angeles. Diners are particularly partial to the roasted Peking Duck which comes well-seasoned with buns and green onions. There are also other popular options for those familiar with the Chinese food usually served in the U.S. — chow mein, kung pow chicken, BBQ pork fried rice, and beef chow fun. For groups traveling on the Santa Monica Blvd, Moon House makes a great stop.

"The Peking duck was very yummy. I’ve had it in fancy duck restaurants in Beijing and fancy specialty restaurants in Saint Gabriel who specialize in duck, and I have to say that Moon House can hold its own." — Yelp Review

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Morning Nights

Delicious vegan options at Morning Nights

Order plenty of noodle, dumpling, and shrimp dishes at Morning Nights. Image courtesy of Yelp.

4150 McGowen St Unit 1 | Long Beach

Several dim sum eateries offer vegetarian and vegan options, but Morning Nights goes the extra step by offering an entire vegan dim sum with versions of popular dishes typically served with meat. Try the vegan walnut shrimp, salt and pepper mushrooms, and daikon cake. The scallion pancakes are another popular choice.

If you like alcohol with your meals, Morning Nights offers a full bar. All in all, this is a great find for vegans as well as people looking for a different type of dim sum.

“I got their vegan walnut shrimp and salt and pepper mushrooms, it tasted like the real deal, almost forgot it was vegan.” — Yelp Review

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Longo Seafood Restaurant

Enjoy excellent seafood and vegetarian options at Longo Seafood Restaurant

Lobster dumplings at Longo Seafood Restaurant. Image courtesy of Yelp.

7540 Garvey Ave. Ste A | Rosemead

Longo Seafood Restaurant attracts large crowds for their dim sum, which should tell you something about their offerings. Along with classic dim sum options like turnip cake, har gow shrimp dumplings, sticky rice, shumai, and tripe, you can order many delicious vegetarian and seafood dishes. Enjoy some garlic cod and Chinese broccoli. And be sure to save some room for the lobster dumplings.

You can also order delivery if you’d like to try some dim sum offerings without actually eating at a dim sum restaurant. For those of you who want the full experience, however, Longo Seafood Restaurant is great for early breakfasts, brunches, lunches, and dinners.

“The dining environment is comfortable. Their tables keep a safe distance, and their service was incredibly kind and attentive.” — Yelp Review

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Dim Sum Express

From steamed pork buns to egg custard tarts, you’ll find all your favorites at Dim Sum Express

Try all your favorite Chinese delicacies at Dim Sum Express. Image courtesy of Yelp.

326 N. Garfield Ave. | Monterey Park

Find plenty of delicious dim sum, fast food, and barbeque dishes at Dim Sum Express, a nice lunch eatery that offers takeout. You won’t find alcohol or waiter service here — but diners still love their har gow, BBQ pork buns, and chow mein. The steamed chicken buns are also a proven favorite.

While you won’t be able to dine in, many customers appreciate the chance to skip the long wait times people often experience at other dim sum restaurants. Prices are also reasonable, and the wide selection of menu items ensures you’ll enjoy a good meal. Be sure to bring cash when you come — along with your appetite!

“For a literally street food stand establishment, this place is affordable, fast, and delicious!!” — Yelp Review

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