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.
Restaurant, Chinese, Dim Sum, $$$
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.
Golden Unicorn, 18 East Broadway, New York, NY, USA +1 212 941 0911
MMmmmm | © Kai Chan Vong/Flickr
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.
Jing Fong, 20 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 964 5256
Offering dim sum all day, Red Egg is a contemporary venue with a warm and elegant atmosphere. Customers consistently rave about their tasty dishes, which are reflective of China’s and Taiwan’s true flavors. Come between 4pm and 7pm for Happy Hour, during which they offer a special discount menu.
Red Egg, 202 Centre Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 966 1123
Sticky stuff | © Kai Chan Vong/Flickr
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.
Dim Sum Bar, 167 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 718 388 8988
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.
Kung Fu Xiao Long Bao, 59-16 Main Street, Flushing, NY, USA +1 718 661 2882
Some Dim Sum | © Hisakazu Watanabe/Flickr
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.
Dim Sum Go Go, 5 East Broadway, New York, NY, USA +1 212 732 0797