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Imperial China

Dim Sum Restaurant and Imperial Restaurant££££
Chinatown, London
  • Nick A.
    "THE best dim sum in London!"(3 Tips)
    Jenny B.
    "The fried seafood noodles (crispy) are a good sharing choice for 2."(5 Tips)
    "Good food, nice and clean place."(2 Tips)
    Ricky S.
    "Fried prawn dumpling tasteless"(2 Tips)
38 Tips and reviews
  • dim sum
  • sum in london
  • hidden gem
  • great value
  • good for groups
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  • Marc S.
    Marc S1 week ago
    They don't take Amex which is bit 19th century. Good ok
  • Shannon L.
    Worthwhile dim sum, pretty fine.
  • Giggle G.
    Giggle GigglyFebruary 9
    If you prefer ambience over quality of food, this is the place to be.
  • Nicholas N.
    Nicholas NgFebruary 8
    Service was bad and food was mediocre. I don't recommend. There are other better Chinese restaurant around the area. You pay extra just for the modern decor.
  • Giggle G.
    Giggle GigglyJanuary 28
    Not buggy friendly if you have a young baby as you'll have to move the buggy up through narrow flight of stairs. Dim sum is not bad but pricier than others in the area.
  • Guy G.
    Guy GriffithsOctober 24, 2015
    Singing is top notch
  • Natasha M.
    Natasha MitterNovember 30, 2014
    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
  • Vivian
    VivianAugust 24, 2014
    Good food, nice and clean place. Appropriate choice for having dim sum and other Chinese cuisine in dense and noisy Chinatown
  • Scott G.
    Scott GJune 14, 2014
    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....
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SowlerMarch 1, 2014
    Fried prawn dumpling tasteless
  • Dimitri P.
    Dimitri PopovSeptember 21, 2013
    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!
  • Julia S.
    Julia SandlerSeptember 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    One of Chinatown faves for yum cha/dim sum. Great quality food and well priced in a nice atmosphere!
  • Gerry S.
    Gerry SchneiderJuly 14, 2013
    Great food & nice atmosphere!!
  • Rob S.
    Rob SteelJune 23, 2013
    Ask for the traditional Chinese menu
  • Jade T.
    Jade TokarczykMay 25, 2013
    Old faithful - not the cheapest but always reliably good! Nice staff, not rushed.
  • Isabelle D.
    Best dim sum in town!
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TorresApril 13, 2013
    Best dim sum in china town
  • Brindusa G.
    Brindusa GaburJanuary 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    dim sum is just great, I particularly like sticky rice in waterlily leafs
  • Richard H H.
    Richard H HarrisSeptember 15, 2012
    Great dim sum!
  • Caroline
    CarolineJuly 19, 2012
    Fantastic dim sum. Love the congee.
  • onurco
    onurcoMarch 9, 2012
    Starts servining after 12pm.
  • Angelique
    AngeliqueMarch 6, 2012
    One of the best Chinese :o)
  • Stanis M.
    Stanis MarketingFebruary 7, 2012
    Great clean location. Service could be more frequent.
  • Nick A.
    Nick AFebruary 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    THE best dim sum in London!
  • Hao N.
    Hao NieJanuary 11, 2012
    Seabass is excellent
  • Hazza
    HazzaDecember 29, 2011
    One of the hidden gem
  • Anna A.
    Anna AppletonApril 4, 2011
    Great veggie pancake rolls and crispy duck!
  • Johnny I.
    Johnny InnesMarch 31, 2011
    Pescatarians beware... The fish hot pot is loaded with minced pork but no mention on the menu. Beautiful dim sum though.
  • Kay H.
    Kay HuiMarch 12, 2011
    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)
  • Jonny H.
    Jonny HoughJanuary 7, 2011
    First time dim sum - very nice
  • Mark C.
    Mark ChoiJanuary 5, 2011
    Current favourite for dim sum in London
  • Adrian N.
    Adrian NabarroOctober 20, 2010
    Avoid the seaweed if you like it sweet. It's very salty!
  • Jenny B.
    Jenny BPOctober 8, 2010
    The fried seafood noodles (crispy) are a good sharing choice for 2.
    JASONSeptember 17, 2010
    Crap Bad service expensive for stuff you can buy at your local.
  • Simon L.
    Simon LeeSeptember 5, 2010
    Fantastic Dim Sum. My friend from Hong Kong also rates it highly so it's definitely the real thing!
  • cui
    cuiAugust 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • Dani D.
    Dani DutraJune 6, 2010
    One of the best dim sum places in London!truly fantastic!!
  • Caroline
    CarolineMay 13, 2010
    Fantastic dim sum. Be sure to get the fish congee and steamed pork buns. For dinner, get the Cantonese duck.
  • Londonist
    LondonistApril 7, 2010
    It might not look like much on the outside but this place has some of the best dim sum in London
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