11 Top Ipoh Dim Sum

You can easily find a dim sum restaurant in Ipoh. But which are the best ones?

Ipoh has come a long way when it comes to dim sum! We even have restaurants that are halal and some that open for dinner!

Take your pick of these 11 best Ipoh dim sum restaurants! Many of these establishments are known for their Hong Kong style dim sum at reasonable prices.

  1. Restoran Chooi Yue Dim Sum
  2. Restoran Hong Kong Dim Sum BFB
  3. Hong Xing Dim Sum Restaurant
  4. Ming Court Hong Kong Dim Sum
  5. Green Town Dimsum Café (Halal)
  6. Canning Dim Sum (Halal)
  7. Fulin Dim Sum
  8. Restoran Yoke Fook Moon
  9. Soon Yuen Dim Sum Restaurant
  10. Restoran Zui Le Xuan Dim Sum
  11. Restaurant Sun Kim Aik

11 Best Dim Sum In Ipoh

1. Restoran Chooi Yue Dim Sum (翠月楼)

Restoran Chooi Yue Dim Sum expanded to two shop lots after a major renovation but despite the extra room, they always seem to be packed on weekend mornings (and weekdays too).

Assorted Dim Sum At Chooi Yue Dimsum Restaurant
Assorted Dim Sum At Chooi Yue Dimsum Restaurant

On especially busy days, you could be waiting 30 or more minutes for a table using their numbering system.

Parking is also a rare commodity in Ipoh Garden South whenever this restaurant is open. Do not be tempted to park illegally as the parking officials are very diligent in this area.

Many find the hassle worth it as service is quick, the huge variety of Hong Kong style dim sum is fresh and are not too salty. Plus, the prices are fair.

Most of the dishes are delicious but the lau sa pau (Salted egg yolk custard pau with pandan paste) is above average!

Salted Egg Yolk And Pandan Custard Buns At Chooi Yue Dim Sum
Salted Egg Yolk And Pandan Custard Buns At Chooi Yue Dim Sum

See what else is worth ordering at Chooi Yue Dim Sum Restaurant!

Address: 2 & 4, Tingkat Taman Ipoh 12, Taman Ipoh Selatan, 31400 Ipoh, Perak

Opening hours: 7am to 2pm (Closed on Thursdays)

Phone: +6016-534 5965

Halal: No

2. Restoran Hong Kong Dim Sum BFB (八分半港式点心茶楼)

For tasty dim sum close to Sunway’s Lost World of Tambun:

Restoran Hong Kong Dim Sum BFB is highly popular with locals. As such, it’s always crowded on weekends but it is still considerably easy to find a parking spot here.

Assortment of dim sum at Restoran Hong Kong Dim Sum BFB – photo credits to gwen.o_ (Instagram)

Try the char siew pau and prawn dishes (e.g., har kaw siew mai ) in particular as they use fresh prawns!

Siew mai at Restoran Hong Kong Dim Sum BFB – Photo credits to mytravelandfood(Instagram)

Dim sum here is not salty but it can feel a bit pricey to locals since the dim sum are on the small side. Those from out of town will feel that the prices are reasonable.

They do also rely on a numbering system for public holidays and weekends.

Note: This is an open-air restaurant with no air-conditioning

Address: Persiaran Bandar Baru Tambun, Bandar Baru Tambun, 31400 Ipoh, Perak

Opening hours: 8am to 1:30pm

Phone: +6010-220 3812

Halal: No

3. Hong Xing Dim Sum Restaurant (鸿星楼点心)

Craving some dim sum for breakfast or lunch before going back to Kuala Lumpur?

Salted egg yolk pau at Hong Xing Dim Sum Restaurant – photo credits to jessielurve (Instagram)

You don’t have to go all the way into Ipoh for this dim sum restaurant as it is right by the highway with a variety of yummy dim sum!

Note: You still have to go through the Ipoh toll though

Hong Xing Dim Sum – photo credits to dicksoncdc (Instagram)

The dining environment is clean and comfortable too. And as such, there can be a long queue via numbering system if you come during peak times (I.e., around 9am).

By lunch time, the selection of dim sum is noticeably less so the phrase “early bird gets the worm” definitely applies here!

Address: No.35 & 37, Jalan Bercham Bistari 3, Medan Bercham Bestari, Bercham, 31400 Ipoh, Perak

Opening hours: 7am to 2pm (Closed on Thursdays)

Phone: +605-545 3779

Halal: No

4. Ming Court Hong Kong Dim Sum (明阁香港点心)

Just opposite their main competitor, Restaurant Foh San:

Ming Court Hong Kong Dim Sum has been able to stand its ground for many years, serving authentic Hong Kong style dim sum!

Some Of The Available Dim Sum At Ming Court Hong Kong Dim Sum Restaurant
Some Of The Available Dim Sum At Ming Court Hong Kong Dim Sum Restaurant

But as with anywhere in this part of town, it’s hard to find parking! You might want to avoid eating here altogether if it’s a public holiday or weekend as it can get extremely crowded.

Note: Expect to queue for 10 to 30 minutes for a table on a busy day

Peak Time At Ming Court Hong Kong Dim Sum Restaurant
Peak Time At Ming Court Hong Kong Dim Sum Restaurant

Not all dishes meet expectations but popular dishes at Ming Court Hong Kong Dim Sum include char siew pau! See what we liked at Ming Court Hong Kong Dim Sum.

Moreover, portions are somewhat small, but serving times are short. The staff will bring different dishes to your table for you to select.

Address: 36, Jalan Leong Sin Nam, Kampung Jawa, 30300 Ipoh, Perak

Opening hours: 6am to 1:30pm; weekend 6am to 2pm (Closed on Thursdays)

Phone: +605-255 7134

Halal: No

5. Green Town Dim Sum Café (Halal)

Fancy having dim sum for dinner? You can get delicious halal dim sum at Green Town Dim Sum Cafe for reasonable prices! Sets make ordering convenient.

Greentown Dimsum Cafe in Ipoh – photo credits to diana.fareza (Instagram)

Egg tarts, loh mai gai, siew mai, fried radish cake, and yam dim sum are favorites and can sell out before noon.

It’s normal to wait for 20 or so minutes for a table if you come here during lunch on a weekend and if you’re lucky, the food will reach your table in around 15 minutes.

Sometimes though, it takes 30 minutes.

This establishment is also one of the only halal dim sum restaurants in Ipoh!

And besides dim sum, the menu also features some mains like fried rice, Hakka mee, and wantan mee with prawn dumplings. These are worth ordering too.

Address: 10, Persiaran Greentown 4, Pusat Perdagangan Greentown, 30450 Menglembu, Perak

Opening hours: 8:30am to 6:30pm (Closed on Tuesdays)

Phone: +6012-398 2010

Halal: Yes

6. Canning Dim Sum (Halal)

If you want halal dim sum with a beautiful ambiance, Canning Dim Sum is a good bet! The entrance is already extremely enticing to those wanting to update their social media.

Interior Of Ipoh Canning Dim Sum
Interior Of Ipoh Canning Dim Sum

Thanks to their strategic location with a renowned neighbor (Restoran New Hollywood in Canning Garden), this place has become just as well-known in Ipoh.

And thus, this area is always full and lacks parking spots on weekends.

Fried raddish cake, sesame balls, fried wantons, chee cheong fun, and salted egg yolk baos are popular items here.

Assorted Steamed Dim Sum At Ipoh Canning Dim Sum
Assorted Steamed Dim Sum At Ipoh Canning Dim Sum

Other than the food, you have to try their iced coffee too. Speaking of coffee, Ipoh has its share of hipster cafes if you have specialty coffee in mind.

See what the interior and pricing at Ipoh Canning Dim Sum is like.

Address: 1, Lebuh Cecil Rae, Taman Canning, 31400 Ipoh, Perak

Opening hours: 7:30am to 3pm (Closed on Wednesdays)

Phone: +6016-268 0535

Halal: Yes

7. Fulin Dim Sum (富臨閣点心)

If you want to enjoy savory dim sum at your own pace in a nice clean environment, this is the place for you!

Dim Sum At Fulin Dim Sum
Dim Sum At Fulin Dim Sum – photo credits to vincentncw231276 (Instagram)

Try their house specialty, the bacon rolls! Although the salted egg yolk custard buns are also worth ordering. Along with the har kaw, dong kui siew mai, and fried yam cakes.

Prices are higher than average but the lack of a crowd, ample parking, and very generous portions for the fresh dim sum justifies that.

If you happen to be staying at MU Hotel, this dim sum restaurant in Ipoh is right across!

Note: Service can be slow

Address: 13, Jalan Chua Cheng Bok, Taman Jubilee, 30250 Ipoh, Perak

Opening hours: 6:30am to 2:30pm (Closed on Mondays)

Phone: +6012-573 5993

Halal: No

8. Restoran Yoke Fook Moon (玉福满酒楼)

Another great dinner option if you want to have dim sum or if you want to avoid heavy crowds in general:

Restoran Yoke Fook Moon should be on your radar as their char siew bao (baked or steamed) is highly recommended.

Char Siew Pau at Restoran Yoke Fook Moon – photo credits to low_helen (Instagram)

The same goes for their xiao long bao, chee cheong fun, loh mai kai, and fresh shrimp dumplings!

Restoran Yoke Fook Moon – photo credits to low_helen (Instagram)

Their peak time is lunch so if you don’t want a rushed dining experience, it’s best to skip going here for lunch on a weekend.

And even though Restoran Yoke Fook Moon hasn’t reached the same craze level as Restoran Chooi Yue Dim Sum or Canning Dim Sum, they have stuck around for many years.

Loyal fans come back for the decent portions, efficient service and delicious dim sum (taste isn’t consistent).

Address: 65-69, Jalan Leong Sin Nam, Ipoh, Perak

Opening hours: 8am to 2pm and again from 5pm to 9pm

Phone: +6012-501 5616

Halal: No

9. Soon Yuen Dim Sum Restaurant (顺苑点心楼)

In a row of shop lots close to a Lotus’s supermarket (formerly Tesco Extra), is this clean and comfortable air conditioned dim sum restaurant!

Dining Environment Of Soon Yuen Dim Sum Restaurant In Bercham
Dining Environment Of Soon Yuen Dim Sum Restaurant In Bercham – Photo by Travelswithsun

Their dim sum is reasonably seasoned (and priced) too! Try their handmade Sichuan Beijing-style knife noodles, salted egg yolk custard bun, and savory char siew pao!

On the whole, we’ve tried various prawn and pork dim sum from here too and they were all delicious – neither too salty nor oily.

Traditional Dim Sum At Soon Yuen Dim Sum Restaurant
Traditional Dim Sum At Soon Yuen Dim Sum Restaurant – Photo by Travelswithsun

We liked the xiao long bao but the chee cheong fun skin had a weird texture (might be better to order that earlier in the day).

Noodles Tea And Dim Sum At Soon Yuen Dim Sum Restaurant
Noodles Tea And Dim Sum At Soon Yuen Dim Sum Restaurant – Photo by Travelswithsun

Service is a little slow around 10am but the comfortable indoor environment, reasonable pricing, and the good taste of the food makes up for it.

If you are seeking an immense variety of dim sum however, their menu feels quite limited.

Note: Their busiest time is between 10-11am. But there should be parking spaces anyways!

Address: 160, Pusat Perdagangan, 162, Jalan Tasek Timur, Taman Tasek Indra, 31400 Ipoh, Perak

Opening hours: Daily from 7:30am–2pm

Phone: +6011-1146 1668

Halal: No

10. Restoran Zui Le Xuan Dim Sum (聚乐轩点心茶楼)

If you want to get away from the tourist crowds:

Restoran Zui Le Xuan Dim Sum has a big assortment of steam, fried and baked dim sum:

Dimsum at Restoran Zui Le Xuan Dim Sum – photo credits to soimliz (Instagram)

Classics like siew mai, har gao, fried lo bak ko (radish cake), char siew pao, and wu kok (yam croquettes) are the must-try dishes here. But they also have lotus leaf rice!

Restoran Zui Le Xuan Dim Sum – photo credits to amelia_lpy (Instagram)

To many locals, this dim sum restaurant in Ipoh is a great alternative to better known eateries:

The dim sum is generally good, prices are lower, but best of all, you don’t have to wait long and the lady boss (and her staff) is polite, very agreeable and accommodating.

Address: 28, Jalan Ng Seong Teik, Taman Pertama, 30100 Ipoh, Perak

Opening hours: 8am to 2pm (Closed on Tuesdays)

Phone: +6012-486 0883

Halal: No

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11. Restaurant Sun Kim Aik (新锦益点心茶楼)

A favorite among locals, don’t let the somewhat shabby appearance deter you, as there is excellent fresh traditional dim sum to sample here!

Restoran Sun Kim Aik – photo credits to ewdot (Instagram)

And you can really take your time to sit and savor the food too since there are no tourists thronging the restaurant.

Surprisingly though, that doesn’t mean the food is cheap but prices are still decent.

Be sure to order their loh mai gai (glutinous steamed rice), char siew pao, chee cheong fun, wu kok, and siew mai!

Portions are fairly large here even if the dim sum selection is relatively small.

Address: Jalan Lahat, Taman Falim, 30100 Ipoh, Perak

Opening hours: 6am to 12pm (Closed on Wednesdays)

Phone: +605-282 2634

Halal: No

Further reading:

Don’t have your own transport in Ipoh?

Getting Around Ipoh

  1. City public bus – Inexpensive but not always reliable
  2. Taxi or Grab – ok for the city area, and as not convenient if you need to go further (e.g. Gua Tempurung, Kellie’s Castle, etc)
  3. Car rental – Rates start from RM150+ per day for a standard 5-seater car.

The other option is to take a private tour service – This is the option that’s most convenient! You don’t have to park or drive and you get a personal guide too!

Customize the given itinerary if you wish! And you can take the tour for just 1 or more days.

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Book a tour with RayTheTour/Travelswithsun (Ipoh private tour service) on WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger to get a quote!

Conclusion

Ipoh dim sum restaurants are aplenty. So there’s no excuse to miss out trying them! Dim sum is one food that you have to try in Ipoh!

And some of these dim sum restaurants are not far from places that sell Ipoh biscuits and Ipoh white coffee too.

After a full stomach, you might want to use that energy to explore the rest of Ipoh!

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