Imperial China

Dim Sum Restaurant and Imperial Restaurant
25 Lisle St (White Bear Yard), London, Greater London, WC2H 7BA, United Kingdom
Hours:
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • Noon–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 11:30 AM–10:30 PM
Price:
£ £ £ £
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:
No
7.3/10

Based on 91 votes

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    Nick A.
    "THE best dim sum in London!"(3 Tips)
    Anna A.
    "Great veggie pancake rolls and crispy duck!"(2 Tips)
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  • dim sum
  • crispy duck
  • hidden gem
  • great value
  • pork buns
  • sea bass
  • good for a quick meal
  • pancakes
  • good for groups
  • fish
  • congee
  • clean location
  • dinner
  • lunch
  • good for special occasions
  • vegetables
  • Natasha M.

    Service staff seemed lost at times. Food was just ok; found the xiao long bao skin a little too thick & roast meats nothing to rave about. Also note that they charge £1 for chopped red chili in sauce

    Natasha Mitter · November 30, 2014
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  • Vivian

    Good food, nice and clean place. Appropriate choice for having dim sum and other Chinese cuisine in dense and noisy Chinatown

    Vivian · August 24, 2014
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  • Scott G.

    This is not the best dimsum in Chinatown, jeez. Food is mediocre, nothing too special. Supposedly a Chinese president has been a customer here before....

    Scott G · June 14, 2014
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  • Ricky S.

    Fried prawn dumpling tasteless

    Ricky Sowler · March 1, 2014
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  • Dimitri P.

    Found hair in the dish, staff didn't apologize. Then we had to ask to subtract the cost of the dish, and then the £7.00 tip!

    Dimitri Popov · September 21, 2013
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  • Julia S.

    One of Chinatown faves for yum cha/dim sum. Great quality food and well priced in a nice atmosphere!

    Julia Sandler · September 8, 2013
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  • Gerry S.

    Great food & nice atmosphere!!

    Gerry Schneider · July 14, 2013
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  • Rob S.

    Ask for the traditional Chinese menu

    Rob Steel · June 23, 2013
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  • Jade T.

    Old faithful - not the cheapest but always reliably good! Nice staff, not rushed.

    Jade Tokarczyk · May 25, 2013
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  • Isabelle D.

    Best dim sum in town!

    Isabelle Defaut Juneja · April 17, 2013
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  • Daniel T.

    Best dim sum in china town

    Daniel Torres · April 13, 2013
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  • Brindusa G.

    dim sum is just great, I particularly like sticky rice in waterlily leafs

    Brindusa Gabur · January 7, 2013
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  • Richard H H.

    Great dim sum!

    Richard H Harris · September 15, 2012
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  • Caroline

    Fantastic dim sum. Love the congee.

    Caroline · July 19, 2012
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  • onurco

    Starts servining after 12pm.

    onurco · March 9, 2012
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  • Angelique

    One of the best Chinese :o)

    Angelique · March 6, 2012
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  • ActionStanis ..

    Great clean location. Service could be more frequent.

    ActionStanis . · February 7, 2012
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  • Nick A.

    THE best dim sum in London!

    Nick A · February 5, 2012
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  • Hao N.

    Seabass is excellent

    Hao Nie · January 11, 2012
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  • Hazza

    One of the hidden gem

    Hazza · December 29, 2011
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  • Anna A.

    Great veggie pancake rolls and crispy duck!

    Anna Appleton · April 4, 2011
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  • Johnny I.

    Pescatarians beware... The fish hot pot is loaded with minced pork but no mention on the menu. Beautiful dim sum though.

    Johnny Innes · March 31, 2011
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  • Kay H.

    Authentic HK dim sum. Service may be curt but that's typical in HK and food's defo better than your stock standard local (unless you live around Gerard St)

    Kay Hui · March 12, 2011
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  • Jonny H.

    First time dim sum - very nice

    Jonny Hough · January 7, 2011
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  • Mark C.

    Current favourite for dim sum in London

    Mark Choi · January 5, 2011
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  • Adrian N.

    Avoid the seaweed if you like it sweet. It's very salty!

    Adrian Nabarro · October 20, 2010
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  • Jenny B.

    The fried seafood noodles (crispy) are a good sharing choice for 2.

    Jenny BP · October 8, 2010
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  • JASON

    Crap Bad service expensive for stuff you can buy at your local.

    JASON · September 17, 2010
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  • Simon L.

    Fantastic Dim Sum. My friend from Hong Kong also rates it highly so it's definitely the real thing!

    Simon Lee · September 5, 2010
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  • cui

    One of the best dim sum places in London yet not too expensive (unlike other overrated places). They do great siu-mai, century egg congee, and shredded turnip pastry. Everything else is also yummy!

    cui · August 17, 2010
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  • Dani D.

    One of the best dim sum places in London!truly fantastic!!

    Dani Dutra · June 6, 2010
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  • Caroline

    Fantastic dim sum. Be sure to get the fish congee and steamed pork buns. For dinner, get the Cantonese duck.

    Caroline · May 13, 2010
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  • Londonist

    It might not look like much on the outside but this place has some of the best dim sum in London

    Londonist · April 7, 2010
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