Dim Sum Restaurants That Locals Go

Looking for a good dim sum for breakfast / brunch? Feast on egg tarts, steamed buns, glutinous rice dumplings and more at the city’s best places for dim sum. Here’s the best 3 locals’ favorites you might want to check out. 

Yong Pin Dim Sum Restaurant 

Over the years, they continue to be locals’ favorite spot in the Georgetown area. This is the place to be with your family / friends over the weekend for some delightful tea. Option wise might not be a lot but it’s enough to choose from.

If you crave for DIMSUM at dinner / supper time, you definitely can visit here as well. As they open at ungodly hours, and operates till 12 midnight. 


11-B & C, Jalan Sungai Ujong, 10100 Georgetown, Penang 

Operating hours: 

Daily || 06:00am to 12:00pm / 07:00pm to 12:00am 

Sunday || 06:00am to 12:00pm 

Aik Hoe Dim Sum Restaurant  

Decent traditional dim sum at affordable prices. The portions were quite small but you can always order a good variety for sharing. You might not have fancy dimsum to opt for, but it definitely worth a try. Some might say a dimsum meal without “siew mai” or “har kau” is not a complete one, hence you must order both of them. 


No. 6 & 8, Lebuh Carnavon, 10100, George Town, Penang

Opening Hours: 

Daily || 06:30am to 02:00pm 

Tho Yuen Restaurant 

However , Tho Yuen best known for Hainanese chicken rice menu for lunch, but they still serves Cantonese dim sum before reverting to its lunch menu. The Cantonese dim sum is still served from the old-fashioned style, which is on the trolley. Tho Yuen was also well known for the handmade Egg Tart which is a must try item in the restaurant. 


92 Campbell Street Georgetown, 10100 Penang, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours: 

Sunday to Saturday || Closed on Tuesday 

06:00am to 03:00pm 

On a side note: Always check with the locals for those pretty awesome hidden gem that serves good food.


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