Best Dim Sum in Johor Bahru (JB)

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A mainstay of Cantonese cuisine, dim sum can be found almost anywhere with a sizable Chinese community. Dumplings such as Har Gao and Siu Mai, Char Siew Bao, Turnip Cake, congee and egg tart are the staple of any dim sum establishment. Amidst the chatter of diners and the clatter of tableware, pushcarts and trays laden with steaming baskets of fresh dim sum carefully navigate through the narrow spaces that separate the many tables that fill a packed restaurant; eagerly offloading dishes to hungry diners. If reading all this makes you hungry, then join us as we walk you through a list of the best recommended dim sum at the southern frontier of the peninsular.

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    New Hong KongNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Starting off with a selection of appetisers from braised peanuts or pickled papaya, it is the start of your Hong Kong dining experience. You will find a plethora of dim sum baskets and fried ingredients, all of which will satisfy your cravings. If you’re in the mood for something soupy, the Crab Meat Soup is a favourite.
    Tips

    Catering services available.

    Things to expect

    Hong Kong styled dishes.

    Best with

    Har Kau, Fried Prawn Roll

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM10.00

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    New Hong Kong View restaurant

    69A, B, C, Jalan Ibrahim Sultan, 80300, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    072222608

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    11:00AM—03:00PM
    Every day
    06:00PM—10:00PM
    Sunday
    09:00AM—03:00PM
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    Chang ManNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    The sight of freshly prepared dim sum, the sound of bamboo baskets stacking on the tables and the feeling of warm steam emanating onto your face; that is what Chang Man is all about. You do get the best of both worlds here where their array dumplings and buns are generous in size and is served fresh and hot. Also, if you’re a fan of stir fry, their carrot cake will definitely blow your taste buds away. 

    Tips

    There’s also an air-conditioned area.

    Things to expect

    Hot and fresh dim sum.

    Best with

    Carrot Cake, Char Siew, Lau Sar Pau

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM10.00

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    Restaurant Changman View restaurant

    24G, Jalan Bestari 5/2, Taman Nusa Bestari , 79150, Nusajaya, Johor
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    0167651190

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    Every day
    08:00AM—06:00PM
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    Gim ChengNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Open air, shady trees, push carts and trays sound just like the olden days when dining on dim sum. At Gim Cheng, you get exactly that, with hot and steaming buns and dumplings going around on push carts. They also offer a very delectable Custard Egg Tart which has a smooth pudding-like egg centre encased around a flaky crust.
    Tips

    Parking is fairly easy.

    Things to expect

    Classic dim sum outlet and dishes.

    Best with

    Custard Egg Tart

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM12.00

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    Restoran Gim Cheng View restaurant

    2 Jalan Sagu 36, Taman Daya, 81100, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    Every day
    07:00AM—02:00PM
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    D’ShanghaiNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Dim Sum lovers will know that one of the loveliest part of the cuisine is the estensive array of dumplings, fried delights, and signature dishes. Having said that, you will not want to miss out on their famous Xiao Long Bao and Soup Dumplings which are said to be the most delicious in the restaurant, while choices such as their Fried Fen Pi and Custard Buns are very much irresistible too. 
    Tips

    Located on level 2.

    Things to expect

    Lot's of choices to choose from.

    Best with

    Custard Bun, Xiao Long Bao

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM10.00

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    D’Shanghai Dim Sum View restaurant

    KSL City Mall Branch, 33, Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 80250, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    075576388

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    10:30AM—10:30PM
    Saturday, Sunday
    09:00AM—10:30PM
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    Ta Si Xi Dim Sum Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Ta Si Xi specializes in many Hong Kong styled dim sum and other dishes. With Chee Cheong Fun so smooth that it slithers down your throat, a pleasant lightly fried Carrot Cake, and an amazingly deceptive Custard Bun full of surprises inside. A visit here will take you to dim sum heaven.
    Tips

    Seafood is served from 5pm to 10:30pm only.

    Things to expect

    Fresh ingredients, affordable prices.

    Best with

    Xiao Long Bao, Salad Prawn

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM12.00

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    Ta Si Xi Dim Sum View restaurant

    15, Jalan Camar 1, Taman Perling, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 81200 , Johor Bahru, Johor
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    0167789933

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    Every day
    06:30AM—05:00PM
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    Hao YuNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Upon entering this corner shop, you will be greeted with a packed shop and clouds of steam from fresh dim sum baskets. The dishes here are freshly prepared by a passionate and dedicated “dim sum master”, ensuring you get what you deserve. There’s really no better way to describe how delicious the dim sum is here unless you try it for yourself. So, what are you waiting for?
    Tips

    It is recommended to use a GPS to locate this place.

    Things to expect

    Crowded restaurant, delicious dim sum.

    Best with

    Braised Chicken Feet, Tau Sah Pau

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM10.00

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    Kedai Makan Hao Yu View restaurant

    Jalan Bakawali 76, Taman Johor Jaya,81100 Johor Bahru, 81100, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    073542708

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    Every day
    06:00AM—03:30PM
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