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Lin Heung Tea House

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)
    Yone L.
    "Old style trolley dim sum service"(5 Tips)
    Jzin T.
    "... restaurant that serves traditional dim sum complete with an old lady pushing a cart..."(3 Tips)
    Steph
    "Old school yum cha but the dimsums not particularly good."(3 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
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • shoon l.
    shoon limJanuary 1
    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!
  • 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 :)
  • 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!
  • Ricky S.
    A great local "Hidden Gem" Dim Sum spot that is a must try. If you see it grab it because it disappears quickly.
  • Johann C.
    Johann ChoiSeptember 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!
  • Steve
    SteveApril 7
    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
    Old school yum cha canteen. Grab what takes your fancy from the trolleys making their way round the restaurant and enjoy.
  • 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..
  • Joyce I.
    Joyce IpSeptember 23, 2015
    Amazing Chinese dishes with no service charge all day! Must try
  • Pet S.
    Pet SSeptember 6, 2012
    Open from 6am so perfect for breakfast dim sum! We were only the white people there... Great stuff!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Justine J.
    Justine JMarch 23
    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
  • LaLa
    LaLaNovember 4, 2014
    Super local traditional food in Hong Kong. HIGHLY recommended for the real HK experience
  • 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.
  • Sveta N.
    Sveta NaumovaJanuary 8, 2014
    Pigeon is strongly reccommended! True authentic chinese cuisine, prices are more than reasonable.
  • Mar L.
    Mar L.August 20, 2014
    Dim sum is great but get there early brcause by the end it's just sweet stuff
  • Vivian L.
    Vivian LamJanuary 17, 2015
    Long wait any time of the day. Have to get a seat yourself. Great authentic dimsum.
  • 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.
  • Felix T.
    authentic and rustic dim sum experience in Hong Kong. It's anarchy out there!!
  • 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.
  • Yone L.
    Yone LDecember 22, 2015
    Old style trolley dim sum service ends at 4pm but dinner here is just as delicious
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LohJanuary 19, 2015
    Dim Sum finish very fast! Please grab as much as you needed before she leaves..
  • Mitya U.
    Mitya UstinovMay 7, 2014
    Come here for the great food and nice local atmosphere.
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Angela L.
    Angela LiuAugust 28
    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
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LohJanuary 19, 2015
    Take the stairs up to the busy dim sum hall
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