Dim Sum Library

4.2
281 reviews
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Chinese
Dim Sum Library, is a refreshing evolution of the time-honoured Cantonese tradition - offering a selection of delicious dim sum prepared with new ingredients, textures, flavours and presentation, served all day in an elegant Hong Kong tea room.

These tasty new creations include "Black Truffle Har Gau", "Dan Dan Xiaolong Bao", "Black Pepper Wagyu Beef in Millefeuille pastry", "Cheung Fan with Squid Mousse and Crispy Tofu"and" Hokkaido King Crab and Sea Urchin Spring Roll" are among the delectable dim sum dishes on offer.

Unlike traditional dim sum restaurant, Dim Sum Library is fronted by a stunning Chinoiserie cocktail bar, guests can enjoy a full selection of classic cocktails, wines and spirits as well as bespoke Chinese tea cocktails. For those who enjoy a game of Mahjong in the afternoon, the tables at Dim Sum Library’s Mahjong Parlour, discretely concealed at the rear of the restaurant, are a perfect place to play.
What 281 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.0
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4.0
Ambience
3.7
Value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 2

I loved the interior of the restaurant very beautiful, the menu is very interesting and you can try many things, food was awesome and presentation of dishes was also great but service was extremely poor. The only nice smiling person was the lady who poured tea for me the rest of the staff wearing suits so i was expecting they were managers and would at least introduce the dishes they could barely speak and almost” throw” dishes on our table, they delivered the food all at same time (5/6 dishes) and first of all the table wouldn’t fit all of them so i ended up organizing the space as the waiter wasn’t able to... secondly but most important all hot dishes got cold in couple of minutes so we ended up eating everything cold... was a bit disappointing and i really wish i could have enjoyed the food as it is supposed to be served but we ended up exactly like eating cold soups...
Not sure if i will go back considering the wide choice of great restaurants in hong kong..

RM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My wife is vegetarian. The vegetarian menu, most of the items contained chicken powder and thus, in reality, it should not be on the Vegetarian menu.

E
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Bit on the pricey side but great food quality. Would recommend to everyone.

RD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is allergy-friendly, with its waiting staff knowledgeable about the ingredients used in their food. That is a priceless quality to have to stand out in Hong Kong’s F&B scene

AC
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

This was open. There were chairs and tables. See you

e
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great! Highly recommend

Y
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We tried most dim sum in the menu, it was delicious! The staffs were very nice and friendly, a must try in hong kong for sure!

T
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

expensive and lunch menus arent good compared to dinner

IC
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It has some unique takes on traditional dim sum but maybe a little overpriced.

A
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

It's the fourth time that I had lunch at Dim Sum Library. But this time we were informed to return the table at 1:30. But before the time, the waitress kept pushing us and collected the plates without asking us, and made us settle the bill before we finish. It's not 1:30 yet! The waitress is kind a rude and made us very uncomfortable.
I don't think we will come back to this restaurant again.

CH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We always enjoy the food at the Dim Sum Library. A twist on local cuisine which works.

WF
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

The quality of the food is good, but the service is extremely bad. When we request the toothpick, the waitress threw the box to us rudely, I was so surprise with her attitude.

PA
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

Service was not good. Always looking for me. So I'm very uncomfortable until eating food. I felt they want we leave there. And to much pushing order drink. But ambiance is really good. Also test is good.

AR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Stylish place with pleasant atmosphere and great food. Only criticism I have is in regards to the service - very efficient and professional, but lacking some warmth - just a smile, to make the difference, and for the whole experience to be even better.

EG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

My family was on vacation and fortunate to find this restaurant. Delicious food!

TR
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The food was amazing but the staff need a lot of training. The staff were not attentive, and the services we received were below average. They ordered wrong stuff, which we put up with it. The bowl was leaking when we have the soup, the staff cleaned it up and took the bowl away, didn’t give us a replacement. Then the staff tried to take our plates away and clear the table while we are still waiting for more food to come. I think the concept of the restaurant is upmarket chinese food, but the staff runs it as fast in and out Dim Sun place.

DE
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good modern dim sum but the place is too dark and prices are quite expensive.
Worth trying out once.

JC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The quality of food is good and it is too expensive. 干炒牛河 Fried noodle with beef costs HKD280, which is an reasonably high price.

CY
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good service and setting with a nice range of dim sum. They make an effort to have both the classic dishes along with a few modern interpretations. A little on the pricey side, and they don’t seem to be consistent in portion sizing. Some dishes come with 2 pieces, others with 3 and then others with 4. In an ideal world they would be flexible on number of pieces depending on the number of guests.

LH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Once is enough kind of dimsum place. But it was nice to try.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

We have ordered about hkd 945 and 45 mins into our meal with many empty tables , there is a big tall more chubby captain came and tell us that we have to return table in 15 mins as it is companies policy , I told him that I have not even ordered main dishes of rice and noodles and dessert , that they should fill up the other tables with 5 people first and then if we hang around without eating , then they have the right to kick us out but since the inside and the area we are eating have at least 2 other 5 people tables , while we are eating , and want to order more , they can fill up the other tables first and let us order more and finish with our meal, he said it is company’s policy, he can’t do anything , I got so upset I cancelled my dinner booking for 5 immediately . This is not the first time this big chubby captain did that !! I am not eating at your restaurant anymore as there is Mott 32, china tang , china club, Hong Kong club , lei garden , john Anthony’s , Kokomi , thai Basil , not to mention my marriot and grand Hyatt and Conrad memberships !! many choices !! So we paid bill and went to Lumi for dessert & coffee ,,

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Food is not hot enough. The overall experience is getting worse.

NT
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Don't go during lunch time. It's loud, very busy and the staff rush you to order, eat and quickly leave. They came over several times to ask are we done and remind that we need to give back the table. They should ask instead, how everything is and if we need anything else? I had to remind them to help refill my tea pot and to pls bring us the dessert menu. In the end, decided to leave and have dessert somewhere else.

SP
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great restaurant in Pacific Place amongst all the shopping, food is delicious and service excellent

l
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

I expected too much :( Atmosphere was good. Black truffle shrimp dumplings were good but others nothing special.

SH
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Delicious food, but service was not that good due to the busy lunch hours.

M
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It was first time to have the truffle dim-sum. I was worried before having the dishes, but it was quite moreish. So I ate 2 more dishes.

B
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Premium dim sum with traditional favourites and dim sum with a modern twist. Make sure you order the crispy truffle chicken. Wonderful.

JO
Denver
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great modern take on Dim Sum. The portions were also good sized, especially the noodles.

EB
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food! high quality and special tastes. We love to come there!

TS
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Below my expectation. The food was ok. But service was not so good.

MH
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good environment and food.
Dim sum and desserts are good!

AM
London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Dim Sum done with class, precision and modernity. Very good food.

MS
Hamburg Area
21 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food that is served quickly. Reasonable prices.

AE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food exceeded expectations! I highly recommend the chicken with black truffle and crispy skin, as well as the wagyu with black pepper puffs - phenomenal!

TB
Philadelphia
174 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food and drinks are to be found at this nice little spot, snugly situated inside a shopping mall ! Great Dim Sum as well .

P
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as always! Love this place and would really recommend it to anyone who wants to try Dim Sum with a twist

LP
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice food great service.
Price can be 20% lowered

F
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, but much of the wine on the menu was sold out. Also quite noisy, but the quality of the food is outstanding and makes up for the shortcomings. Highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good but seats were limited

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