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The 10 Best Dim Sum Spots In New York City

Jing Fong-Courtesy of Venue
Jing Fong-Courtesy of Venue
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.

Golden Unicorn

Restaurant, Chinese, Dim Sum, $$$
Golden Unicorn, New York
Golden Unicorn, New York | © Jeffreyw/Flickr
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.
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Jing Fong

Restaurant, Chinese, $$$
Dim Sum
Dim Sum | Dim Sum
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.
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Red Egg

Restaurant, Chinese, $$$
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.
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Oriental Garden

Restaurant, Seafood, $$$
Oriental Garden is a Cantonese staple specializing in dim sum and seafood dishes. Loyal customers flock here time and time again for the delicious food and excellent service. The venue’s peaceful ambiance doesn’t hurt.
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Kung Fu Xiao Long Bao

Restaurant, Chinese, $$$
Some Dim Sum
Some Dim Sum | © Hisakazu Watanabe/Flickr

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.

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Buddha Bodai

Restaurant, Kosher
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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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