The Best Dim Sum Spots In New York City

Jing Fong-Courtesy of Venue
Jing Fong-Courtesy of Venue
Elena Calvo

New York City’s multicultural environment means it is home to some seriously delicious, authentic cuisine. With that in mind, there’s no shortage of Chinese fare, including dim sum. Here are the 10 best.

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Golden Unicorn

Notably elegant with a rich red and gold interior, Golden Unicorn is one of the city’s best restaurants for dim sum. Established in 1989, Golden Unicorn was named one of the Five Best Restaurants In New York City by Food and Wine Magazine. It is the only Chinese restaurant to receive such an accolade. This is a must-try spot if you’re in the market for a more formal meal.

Jing Fong

Jing Fong is the place to be for dim sum on the weekends, as crowds gather here for a taste of everything on their cart. Founded in 1978, Jing Fong recently moved from its original location in Chinatown to a larger space on Elizabeth Street, which can accommodate up to 800 people. Jing Fong provides a quick culinary escape to Hong Kong, but you don’t even have to leave NYC.

East Harbor Seafood

East Harbor Seafood tends to get crowded, so we recommend coming here for lunch. This spot serves fresh, delicious dim sum, and the decor is characterized by cozy red and wooden accents.

Dim Sum Bar

Not your typical dim sum spot, Dim Sum Bar combines the cultural and culinary tradition of dim sum with contemporary elements of New York City’s food trends. The venue is both elegant and modern, creating a special environment in which to enjoy delicious food.

Kung Fu Xiao Long Bao

Feeling lazy? Kung Fu Xiao Long Bao is the perfect solution. This Queens-based venue offers takeout and delivery to surrounding neighborhoods. Kung Fu Xiao Long Bao is known for their modern interpretation of traditional dim sum and offers a slight twist on the classics.

Dim Sum Go Go

Dim Sum Go Go is a vegetarian-friendly dim sum spot in downtown Manhattan. Choose from a wide selection of dim sum dishes from their menu (rather than the traditional cart). Or, opt for a sampler platter if you can’t make up your mind.

Buddha Bodai

Established in 2004, Buddha Bodai is one of the few vegetarian dim sum restaurants in New York City. Chef Dong has been serving vegetarian meals for more than 45 years. This chef has perfected the high standards of quality and freshness that you will find at this restaurant.

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