11 Top Ipoh Dim Sum

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

Did you know that besides bean sprout chicken, Ipoh biscuits and Ipoh white coffee:

Dim sum is one food that you have to try in Ipoh?

Here are 11 most famous dim sum restaurants in Ipoh:

  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)

Their business was so good that 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 anyways!

Specialty pau at Chooi Yue Dim Sum Restaurant – photo credits to leexias (Instagram)

Most of the dishes are delicious but the char siew pau is above average!

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)

Tasty dim sum close to Sunway’s Lost World of Tambun.

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

Try the prawn dishes in particular! They use fresh prawns!

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

Crowded on weekends but it is still considerably easy to find a parking spot!

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

Opening hours: 6:30am to 1:30pm

Phone: +6010-220 3812

Halal: No



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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)

This one is right by the highway with a variety of yummy dim sum!

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

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

Opening hours: 7am to 1pm (Closed on Thursdays)

Phone: +605-545 3779

Halal: No

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

Just opposite it’s main competitor Restaurant Foh San:

Ming Court Hong Kong Dim Sum has been able to stand its ground for many years!

Ming Court Hong Kong Dim Sum – photo credits to theyummytheory (Instagram)

As with anywhere in this part of town, it’s hard to find parking!

Try to avoid eating here if it’s a public holiday or weekend as it can get extremely crowded.

Ming Court Hong Kong Dim Sum – photo credits to yk79 (Instagram)

Popular dishes at Ming Court Hong Kong Dim Sum include lo mai gai and their char siew pau!

Ming Court Hong Kong Dim Sum – Photo credits to mjteo (Instagram)

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

Opening hours: 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 tasty dim sum at reasonable prices!

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

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

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

Opening hours: 8am to 9pm (Closed on Tuesdays)

Phone: +605-255 2010

Halal: Yes

6. Canning Dim Sum (Halal)

Next to Restoran New Hollywood in Canning Garden, this is the newest kid on the block!

Canning Dim Sum – photo credits to nicolaschoong (Instagram)

If you want halal dim sum with a cozy ambiance, this restaurant is a good bet!

Canning Dimsum restaurant – Photo credits to bib__abdhamid (Instagram)

You have to try their coffee too!

Speaking of coffee, Ipoh has its share of hipster cafes!

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

Opening hours: 7:30am to 2:30pm (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!

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

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

Phone: +6012-595 1362

Halal: No

8. Restoran Yoke Fook Moon (玉福满酒楼)

Another great dinner option if you want to have dimsum:

Their char siew bao (baked or steamed) are highly recommended.

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

The same goes for their fresh shrimp dumplings!

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

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

Opening hours: 6am to 1:30pm and again from 6:30pm to 10pm

Phone: +605-241 6589

Halal: No

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

In a row of shop lots close to a Tesco Extra, is this clean and comfortable air conditioned dim sum restaurant!

An Assortment Of Dim Sum At Soon Yuen Dim Sum Restaurant
An Assortment Of Dim Sum At Soon Yuen Dim Sum Restaurant – photo credits to vincentncw231276 (Instagram)

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

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)

Fried lo bak ko (radish cake) and wu kok (yam croquettes) are a must-try here!

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

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

Opening hours: 7am 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, there is excellent dim sum to sample here!

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

Order their lo mai gai (glutinous steamed rice)!

Note: Portions are fairly large here!

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

Opening hours: 6:30am to 12:30pm (Closed on Wednesdays)

Phone: +605-282 2634

Halal: No


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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, not convenient if you need to go further (e.g. Gua Tempurung, Kellie’s Castle, etc)
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Conclusion

Ipoh has come a long way when it comes to dim sum!

We even have restaurants that are halal and that open for dinner!

Take your pick of these 11 best Ipoh dim sum restaurants!

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