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Lin Heung Tea House

(蓮香樓)
Dim Sum Restaurant and Chinese Restaurant$$$$
中区, 中環
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  • Eewei C.
    "The good stuff gets taken before the trolley an make it 2 meters."(10 Tips)
    shoon l.
    "your own seat and share tables"(4 Tips)
    Jzin T.
    "traditional dim sum"(3 Tips)
    Jenny L.
    "Ultimate old school dim sum experience."(2 Tips)
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  • Ross H.
    Ross HillMay 28, 2013
    One of the oldest tea houses in Hong Kong and each day they still serve an endless flow of diners. We enjoyed the tea poured old style and did battle for the freshest of the dim sum off the trolley.
  • pohty
    pohtyApril 28, 2015
    This is not a place you should be shy at! Locals say the 猪润烧卖 (pig liver siew mai) and 烧腩卷 (roasted meat and yam in bun) here are rarely found at other places now. 马来糕 (steamed cake) is nice!
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WeiSeptember 1, 2016
    Come here for the experience and not just the food. You'll share a table with some locals, & have to get up to grab your food from the trolleys. My favourite is the pork rice roll served in a basket!
  • Rozan D.
    Rozan DéboJune 27, 2015
    Nice local restaurant in HK.Mainly populated by locals.Dim Sum (dumplings) is the speciality. If you come with a local or sit at a table with locals who speak English and could help you is better.
  • Z
    ZJanuary 8
    Dimsum here is so good. Pushcarts with popular items get emptied even before it reaches your table so those good dishes go out of stock fairly quickly. Try their lotus leaf rice. Good experience.
  • Kent S.
    Kent SoOctober 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best old school dim sum.Famous duck leg soup rice is gone quick,usually around 11am, so ask for it asa you sit down. Lk4 cards with lots of stamps to see whos' almost done and wait 4their seats.
  • fedemobi
    fedemobiApril 20, 2013
    Don't miss dim sum for breakfast or lunch! They're not the best ones I've tasted but it's a great experience, real Hong Kong! If it's dinner time, you can order the house special duck
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny LoNovember 26, 2015
    Ultimate old school dim sum experience. Find your own seats and fight for the freshest dim sum when the trolley first pushed out. Lin Yung Bao (loutus seed bun) is as authentic as it gets.
  • Jean Y.
    Jean YongSeptember 3, 2014
    Open at 6am. Come early around 8am for a seat, take ur time and enjoy the dimsum and tea. Nobody will rush u off here. won't be able to find a seat easily if u come late.
  • Dora T.
    Dora TMay 24, 2013
    Each person has a a specific job here. Sometimes the dim sum masters come out for a breather. DON'T ask them to pour you more water. It's demeaning and they will give you shiieet.
  • Rachel
    RachelOctober 25, 2015
    Authentic taste of dim sum! Full of elderly that makes me feel like I'm watching HK dramas 😂 love the 蛋散 and the environment 😍 bird cages brings extra retro feelings!
  • Kyo S.
    Kyo SongDecember 30, 2016
    Old school dim sum. Find your own seat (join any tables with free seats, others will join your table). Be assertive and get your sheet to the cart ladies if you want something, fierce competition.
  • Fuyuhiko T.
    Fuyuhiko TakayaJanuary 14, 2012
    I ate various dim sums in 10/3 2009. Taste is delicious and price is reasonable . This restaurant opens from morning. I really love this restaurant ! See the link for one of photos ! Read more
  • Wai Yee Venus C.
    Wai Yee Venus ChungAugust 22, 2013
    One of my favourite Chinese restaurants. Yummy food, cozy environment — beautiful oriental calligraphy hang on the wall, and with funny, charisma grey hair waiters :-)
  • cwh
    cwhSeptember 15, 2015
    best bao I have ever had - chicken, pork, egg, sausage all contained inside a fluffy cloud of dough
  • Ric C.
    Ric ChungDecember 31, 2013
    You need to be issued a order card before you can start ordering. Find a seat and beakon to the waiter to serve tea and issue the order card. They will naturely come to you once you are seated !
  • Sean Lim 小.
    Sean Lim 小林方正December 1, 2013
    Crowded (one table seated with 3 different groups of ppl)。NOISY and the best part is one have to chase the dimsum push cart to get the dimsum u want, if not, semua kena sapu habis dgn sekelip mata.
  • shoon l.
    shoon limJanuary 1, 2016
    For a local experience of Hong Kong yum cha, you have to try this place. Be prepared to find your own seat and share tables with friendly locals and tourists!
  • Kwun Y.
    Kwun YeungNovember 24, 2013
    Nice food with reasonable price. Come here if you want to try an original Cantonese dim sum tea house. It's been in Hong Kong since 1926!!
  • Eewei C.
    Eewei ChenApril 29, 2012
    If you want to get food, get up as soon as you see the trolleys of food come out of the kitchen. The good stuff gets taken before the trolley an make it 2 meters.
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillJune 11, 2016
    A great local "Hidden Gem" Dim Sum spot that is a must try. If you see it grab it because it disappears quickly.
  • Aids T.
    Aids TecsonFebruary 4, 2014
    To each his own in this dimsum jungle, but definitely worth the "fight". Pork buns and those dumplings with liver were delicious!
  • Johann T.
    Johann TsaiSeptember 23, 2014
    If u wanna have fresh food just out of the kitchen, then go fighting, and take care. A special experience, visit this old-fashioned dim sum restaurant!
  • Ronald S.
    Ronald SohJanuary 13, 2012
    All fashioned and unique type of dim sum that you can't get in normal restaurant. Bustling atmosphere to eat in. You have to share table :)
  • Steve
    SteveApril 7, 2016
    Experience a real authentic old-style dim sum place with trolley service, but it gets crowded.
  • William K.
    William KanMarch 13, 2015
    A tradition HK old style tea house which has been famous for decades. The food they sell is ok, I suppose people come for the nostalgia feel instead of the food.
  • Jzin T.
    Jzin TNovember 20, 2014
    An old-school family style restaurant that serves traditional dim sum complete with an old lady pushing a cart around densely packed tables.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MelcherApril 28, 2013
    go early for dim sum with the locals and their newspapers. this is one of those "decor is inverse to quality of food" places. de-licious.
  • John B.
    John BoothMarch 22, 2016
    Old school yum cha canteen. Grab what takes your fancy from the trolleys making their way round the restaurant and enjoy.
  • Joyce I.
    Joyce IpSeptember 23, 2015
    Amazing Chinese dishes with no service charge all day! Must try
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LohJanuary 19, 2015
    The crowd - You'll end up sharing table with others if you come in pairs..well, that's the HK style..
  • Pet S.
    Pet SSeptember 6, 2012
    Open from 6am so perfect for breakfast dim sum! We were only the white people there... Great stuff!
  • Justine J.
    Justine JMarch 23, 2016
    I'm glad I experienced it but I didnt like it! The dimsum were soso and the place was too messy for me 😂 Someone hit me when choosing my dimsum! I pay for my food so I don't want to fight for it also
  • Yujun X.
    Yujun XuAugust 16, 2014
    its totally LOUD and hard to find available seat. Anyway, it's old style dim-sum and surprised us specially!
  • Tris Prior
    Tris PriorOctober 18, 2012
    Don't look like a tourist. Just try your best to find a seat without looking lost. More like a dimsum speakeasy! Fun experience to fight for fresh dimsum right out the kitchen.
  • LaLa
    LaLaNovember 4, 2014
    Super local traditional food in Hong Kong. HIGHLY recommended for the real HK experience
  • Sveta N.
    Sveta NaumovaJanuary 8, 2014
    Pigeon is strongly reccommended! True authentic chinese cuisine, prices are more than reasonable.
  • Vivian L.
    Vivian LamJanuary 17, 2015
    Long wait any time of the day. Have to get a seat yourself. Great authentic dimsum.
  • Ryan M.
    Somewhat limited dim sum selection but worth visiting for the experience.
  • Mar L.
    Mar L.August 20, 2014
    Dim sum is great but get there early brcause by the end it's just sweet stuff
  • Robin P.
    Robin PeckhamDecember 28, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Favorite restaurant in Hong Kong. Pomelo skin with dried shrimp is to die for, as is the fried soft shell crab.
  • Robert P.
    Robert ParkerDecember 9, 2012
    Stand near the kitchen door and look under the kids -- people grab the good stuff right when it comes out.
  • Felix T.
    Felix TsangApril 3, 2016
    authentic and rustic dim sum experience in Hong Kong. It's anarchy out there!!
  • Yone L.
    Yone LDecember 22, 2015
    Old style trolley dim sum service ends at 4pm but dinner here is just as delicious
  • Christopher P.
    Christopher PestanoOctober 5, 2014
    An old-fashioned dimsum place. Just remember that the food does not come to you. You must go after it.
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LohJanuary 19, 2015
    Dim Sum finish very fast! Please grab as much as you needed before she leaves..
  • 高手놀리밑™
    高手놀리밑™August 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the few remaining Traditional (in trolley) style dim sum places left
  • Mitya U.
    Mitya UstinovMay 7, 2014
    Come here for the great food and nice local atmosphere.
  • Tee C.
    Tee ChaipamornApril 9, 2015
    Love the retro style good food for local sense
  • Greg C.
    Greg CalApril 29, 2015
    If you're looking for a traditional tea house this is the spot.
  • Simon S.
    Traditional bustling tea house, great experience and food!
  • Vincent T.
    Vincent TanDecember 2, 2010
    The duck is famous and must be pre-ordered a day or two in advance. But it's not all it's cracked up to be...
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LohJanuary 19, 2015
    Take the stairs up to the busy dim sum hall
  • Angela L.
    Angela LiuAugust 28, 2016
    Very old school yum cha where waiters walk around with carts full of dim sum but the quality of the dim sum is just soso
  • Yone L.
    Yone LDecember 22, 2015
    Arrive early for dinner as the place gets packed fast
  • Jiaxian
    JiaxianNovember 10, 2015
    You need to go to the push carts before it reaches you. If not the good foods might run out!
  • Yusheng
    YushengDecember 23, 2014
    Absolute pandemonium here. You have to be aggressive or you'll never get what you want to eat.
  • Kyla L.
    Kyla LamJanuary 2, 2015
    So crowded, hectic vibe, bad service, food is ordinary. Maybe this famous old-fashioned style of yum cha is not my thing, I did not enjoy.
  • Jzin T.
    Jzin TNovember 20, 2014
    Sheung Wan MTR Exit E2 Tel: +852 25444556 (Queue up very early) Opening Hours: 6am – 11pm
  • Vansi
    VansiDecember 29, 2014
    Gotta be proactive to get your table and food!
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LohJanuary 19, 2015
    Steamed bun - Tai Pao
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LohJanuary 19, 2015
    Steamed DimSum - Siew Mai
  • VotreX T.
    Come in and find your own seat.
  • hilarie
    hilarieSeptember 11, 2010
    Very old-fashioned dim sum place. You can sometimes meet some celebrities there
  • Hugo C.
    Hugo CompainMay 3, 2013
    An experience. Probably the most terrible service in town but an amazing food
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LohJanuary 19, 2015
    Hong Kong Chee Cheong Fun
  • Mark S.
    Mark ShuAugust 9, 2010
    If you are seeking for traditional dim sum, this is the right place!
  • Terence C.
    Terence ChanMarch 13, 2015
    Good feeling of old times of the city.
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LohJanuary 19, 2015
    Old-Styled Dim Sum place
  • Trevor
    TrevorSeptember 30, 2013
    Searing florescent lights. No buns in the evening.
  • Apirat A.
    Authentic HK style breakfast
  • Jay L.
    Jay LimSeptember 28, 2013
    Hakaw is a must try!
  • Tik L.
    Tik LawrachaweeJune 29, 2012
    Recommend! Traditional Dim Sum
  • Pat L.
    Pat LiJuly 26, 2013
    Nice food 正!
  • Sherry J.
    Sherry JuJune 12, 2016
    Packed full of tourists is all I can say😒
  • C
    CJune 5
    Vibe is cool and old school but dimsum is average
  • Qingxun
    QingxunJune 14, 2015
    Dim sum is the best
  • Brett L.
    Brett LiderSeptember 12, 2016
    Dave's favorite Dim Sum spot
  • Helen Z.
    Helen ZhangMarch 20, 2016
    Dim sum is not very high quality
  • Aole M.
    Aole MillerMay 1, 2011
    Yummy sweet bread like cake.
  • Alexander W.
    Alexander WinbladOctober 31, 2014
    Great tee.
  • Wesley B.
    Wesley BlissJanuary 5, 2015
    Dim sum like it's been done for centuries
  • Yong P.
    Yong PatrickDecember 12, 2013
    Traditional Tim Sum but not very nice food.
  • S / S C.
    S / S C H E NMay 14, 2013
    No trolleys no dim sum at dinner. Dinner food was rather average and expensive!
  • Gloria Lam M.
    Gloria Lam MathisOctober 31, 2012
    old style dim sum
  • Aole M.
    Aole MillerMay 1, 2011
    Fish and Pork
  • kiat k.
    kiat kiatSeptember 7, 2016
    Not recommend for Ipoh ppl .....hahah but can try
  • Leonardo Tiberius ⛵
    Leonardo Tiberius ⛵November 27, 2010
    The place is a living fossil.
  • Sharlyn Emmanuelle W.
    Sharlyn Emmanuelle WongDecember 29, 2010
    Watch how people rush for good food!!
  • Aole M.
    Aole MillerMay 1, 2011
    80 years old.
  • Junki N.
    Junki NitrogenJanuary 13, 2011
    Be careful to use this ->
  • Gigi Y.
    Gigi YipJuly 27, 2013
    Bad service. Never come back!!!
  • Sean Lim 小.
    Sean Lim 小林方正December 1, 2013
    香港莲香楼是一间典型香港饮茶茶楼。人多 吵杂,点心的外形粗枝大叶不讨好,不过好吃。所以我没把点心拍下。不过巧合的是,那天早上,我哪一桌坐了三组马来客 :-) 而且这碟马来糕味道很好, YUMMY :-P
  • fuyu👁‍🗨® (.
    初めての人には難易度が高いけど、店員は案内しないし、席を確保したら蒸籠を押し売りに来る感じ。上手くいったらちょっとは香港ツウを名乗ってもいいかもね。
  • Ali S.
    Ali SApril 2, 2013
    Mutfağa yakın oturmayan, artandan yer.
  • Hachikaoru
    HachikaoruJanuary 15, 2014
    ワゴンスタイルの飲茶、長く昔からやってる老舗。
  • Mamoru
    MamoruDecember 5, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    昔ながらの香港飲茶を味いたければ、この店が一番。潔癖な人には向かないかも知れない。
  • Chanyut K.
    Chanyut KriangkraiDecember 9, 2011
    เปิดมากว่าร้อยปี
  • ycloudy
    ycloudyMarch 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    好食價格也公道,人好多。豬潤燒賣、馬拉糕絕讚!叉燒腸、牛肉球、蓮蓉包也都唔錯~~
  • Mamoru
    MamoruJune 7, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    香港飲茶で、一番好きな店( ´ ▽ ` )ノ
  • zhao z.
    zhao zhaoApril 2
    好好吃 🍜 非常香港的点心
  • Minh N.
    Minh NguyenJuly 23, 2013
    Dimsum trên xe đẩy, nhanh tay mà chọn lấy :)).
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