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Experience the best dimsum in Saigon

Translated by Bing
From the Chinatowns in Cho Lon in District 5, high-class restaurants, dimsum in particular and Chinese cuisine in general in Ho Chi Minh City are the intersection of colorful and aesthetic cuisines.

Baoz Dimsum


Starting from an extremely modest dumpling and dimsum stall on Nguyen Tri Phuong Street, after many years of making a name, Baoz Dimsum first establishment has now become a premier restaurant that is always bustling. With dimsum and Chinese food enthusiasts in Saigon, Baoz Dimsum is definitely a name not to be missed.


  • Price: 50,000 - 200,000 VND for traditional dishes
  • Location: 86 - 88 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Ward 7, District 5
  • Opening hours: 09:00 – 23:00 daily (reservation is recommended)


Photo by: Baoz Dimsum


Dimsum Tien Phat (American Real Tien Phat)


As one of the oldest and most famous Dimsum restaurants in the city, Dimsum Tien Phat is extremely loved by Chinese people in Lon market, so although the space is popular, it is always extremely crowded. Open from six in the morning, but until seven o'clock, it will be extremely busy and crowded until closing at midday.


  • Price: 50,000 - 110,000 VND
  • Location: 18 Ky Hoa Street, Ward 11, District 5
  • Open hours: 06:00 – 12:30
  • Worth trying: Freshly sold shrimp rolls with chewy thin crust and crispy scarlet shrimp filling


Photo: Dimsum Tien Phat


Dimsum Xinhai Van


The most crowded between 11:00 and 12:00 pm, Tan Hai Van is located in the indispensable nightlife places in District 1. In addition to the variety of dimsum dishes, it also owns an extremely rich menu of Chinese dishes.


  • Price: 50,000 - 110,000 VND
  • Location: 164 Nguyen Trai, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, HCMC
  • Opening time: 24/7


Photo: @Tiểu soot


Dimsum Ocean Palace


Continuing to be one of the restaurants that are always crowded and bustling, Ocean Palace is relatively reasonably priced for banquets or traveling in large groups. A small minus point is the noise due to the large and open-plan restaurant in the style of a Chinese restaurant.


  • Price: 150.000 VND - 550.000 VND
  • Location: 02 Le Duan, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
  • Open hours: 09:00 – 14:30 | 16:45 - 22:30 (reservation is recommended)
  • Recommended food: Baked dumplings


Photo: Dimsum Ocean Palace


Self-made drowning


Only serve dimsum from 09:00 until the end of the morning shift, you should pay attention to book a suitable schedule for your Self-made drowning meal. Although the restaurant has many branches, it is also very crowded at the end of the day, in return for the menu and space here will make first-time diners experience dimsum and Chinese food overwhelmed. In addition to the traditional menu, the chefs here also introduce new dishes every month to enhance the new experience.


  • Price: 100,000 - 400,000 VND
  • Location: 55 Dong Du Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
  • Opening hours: 09:00 – 10:30 (reservation is recommended)
  • Website: www.dimtutac.com


Photo: Drown Tu Tac


Crystal Jade Palace


Belonging to the Crystal Jade Palace restaurant chain from Singapore that has received the prestigious Michelin award, Crystal Jade Palace after a period of renovation and reopening is quite bustling with quality dimsum flavor.


  • Price: 66,000-550,000 VND
  • Venue: 2A - 4A Ton Duc Thang, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCMC (1st Floor - Lotte Legend Hotel)
  • Open hours: 11:00 – 14:00 | 17:00 - 22:00
  • Website: www.lottehotel.com/saigon-hotel/vi/dining/restaurant-crystal-jade-palace.html
  • Recommended dish: Four-jewel squash soup


Photo: Crystal Jade Palace


Yuchu Restaurant


Located in InterContinental Saigon Hotel, Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Yuchu owns a unique and innovative dimsum menu from high-class ingredients and exquisite processing. Another plus point of Yuchu is the luxurious location and space suitable for receptions or a genuine "treat day".


  • Price: 80.000 VND - 698.000 VND
  • Location:, Hai Ba Trung, District 1 (1st Floor - InterContinental Saigon Hotel)
  • Website: www.icsaigon.com/yuchu
  • Open hours: 10:30 – 14:30 | 18:00 - 22:00
  • Worth trying: All You Can Eat Dimsum Buffet with 38 breakfasts, wok, BBQ, etc. (498,000VND for lunch and 798,000VND for dinner)


Photo: Yuchu Restaurant


Shang Palace


Offering original Chinese cuisine, Shang Palace has a menu that brings together more than 50 traditional types of dimsum and typical dishes such as Peking Duck and seafood.


  • Price: 300,000 - 600,000 VND
  • Location: 19-21 Ly Tu Trong Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCMC (1st Floor - Norfolk Mansion Hotel 17)
  • Open hours: 10:00 – 14:00 | 17:00 - 22:00
  • Website: shangpalace.thenorfolkgroup.com/


Photo: Shang Palace


Writer: Leisure by Kris

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