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Date
Wed, 5/23
Time
7:00 PM

Dim Sum Library

4.2
108 reviews
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$50 and over
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Chinese
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
  • Casual
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese, Chinese (Canton), Comfort Food
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Hours of Operation
Monday – Sunday
Lunch | 11.30am – 3.00pm
Afternoon Tea | 3.00 – 5.30pm
Dinner | 5.30 – 11.00pm
Bar | 11.30am – 11.30pm
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Phone number
3643 0088
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Chef Sai To
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Catering
If you would like to host your own event for 20 or more persons, please contact our dedicated events team on +852 3428 8898 or email us at event.hk@aqua.com.hk with your name and preferred event outlet, we will be happy to help.
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Dim Sum Library restaurant is located in Pacific Place at the heart of Hong Kong Island atop the MTR.

Taxi drivers will know the building name Pacific Place, Dim Sum Library can be found in The Mall, Tower Two.

Directly above the MTR, easily accessible from Exit F of the Admiralty MTR Station.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 108 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
3.8
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Tried a few dim sum dishes with a friend who's visiting from the States. The food quality was excellent. Cost around HK$200 per person (lunch).

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Booked for 5PM and got there 5 min early. I’m not sure if the staff understood English very well as they didn’t bother to check for our reservation on the system. And sure enough, later I received an email that I missed our reservation.

Otherwise the food was very good. A bit pricy compared to the local places you could go to get dim sum but is located in a mall and location is very convenient.

They changed the menu at around 17:30, so we were able to try from two different menus... Though I’m not sure if one is the lunch/tea time menu and the later one for dinner.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Chinese cuisine fused with international flavours. Nouve dim sum flavours at it's best. Price point a little higher than normal expect to pay 200 to 300 HKD per pax. Good service,menu in English and servers all speak English as well. modern Chinese decor. excellent choice for dimsum w a twist

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4.0Dined on 15 May 2018

We had a pleasant experience having lunch there with really tasty and innovative dim sum . Our seats were comfortable enough. However, I can see their staffs were not as well trained and sophisticated as other top rated / high priced dim sum restaurants in Hong Kong. They seemed to have difficulty dealing with English speaking clients. For a contemporary elegant diner like Dim Sum Library, we believe their services were not up to the standard. We would recommended this place if their staff shown better attitudes and enthusiastic towards their clients and the entire business.

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4.0Dined on 13 May 2018

There s always a dish that trails behind/is late!
Been here 5-6x

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4.0Dined on 8 May 2018

It would be much better if there are more choices on the dessert menu. There does not seem to have the kind of sweet soup and fruit platter available.

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4.0Dined on 6 May 2018

Affordable fancy dim sum. All dishes were nice and delicate and it is perfect for sharing.

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5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

There is a chef recommendation menu on the first page of the main menu of Dim Sum Library. This will help us experience the signature fusion dim sum dishes exclusively available to this restaurant. The food arrived at our table piping hot, fresh, tasty and presentable which will definitely help with our appetite. There is also a bar at this restaurant so there is a good selection of drinks, cocktails and even the more traditional Chinese tea of our choices. Make a reservation is so convenient with Opentable we can make a booking even outside the business hours of this restaurant. The staffs here are also friendly, helpful and presentable who will help us make the best food choices for me and the needs of my friends making the whole experience in Dim Sum Library a joy. I definitely will be revisiting with friends and relatives in the near future. Highly recommended for people who like to eat dim sum.

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1.0Dined on 5 May 2018

2nd time I’ve been... 1st time I left as the service was so terrible before Food had even been ordered. 2nd time, a little bit better as managed to order and get food. Attitude of this place is all wrong. Don’t waste your money.

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4.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Some of the tim sum were not hot when served, especially our last orders aroi d 2:30pm. This contributed to the low food ratings.

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

Deliciouse wide variety of dim sum at a reasonable price. Good selection of teas.

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1.0Dined on 30 April 2018

We were offered a table booking for 10.15pm. When we arrived - 5 minutes early - we were told they were no longer serving customers. They shouldn't offer bookings at times they are not prepared to honour.

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5.0Dined on 30 April 2018

Good food n service. Will surely recommend to friends

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4.0Dined on 30 April 2018

Always excellent every time I come. Try almost all and they are above standard grade. Never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Our dim sum experience was superb. We found the restaurant easily and loved the ambience and welcome that awaited us. The staff were friendly and helpful. Each dish selected was better that we imagined. The dumplings were flavoursome, different, hot and delicious. All 3 of us had a favourite but enjoyed them all. Desert was also a delight.
We have already recommended you to our friends and plan to come again very soon.
Thank you for making dinner a wonderful experience for my friends from Australia.

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3.0Dined on 19 April 2018

The food was great and well worth the visit. Even the price was not as bad as expected. However, the service was very poor. We received our food in good time but the attitude of the waitresses and the waiters was substandard, several of them were completely disinterested, irritating and unable to answer any questions. They were not alert and proactive and they were only interested in getting us out of the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

A very nice place to enjoy good food. Very different and good selection.

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Excellent restaurant with high end dim sum culinaries, great service and ambience.

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3.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Just not as good as the first 9months opening, the food is a bit salty. Excellent services as always.

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4.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Dim Sum Library is a nicely appointed small restaurant in the Pacific mall in Hong Kong, with a nice variety of Dim Sum and professional service.

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Always slightly suspicious of a restaurant in a mall but this was great. Modern Chinese done very well. Will look forward to going back.

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5.0Dined on 20 March 2018

as a Dim Sum lover, a must to dine at this restaurant. As a Hong Kong resident, we are very thrilled to know and enjoy food at Dim Sum Library. We will come again and again.

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4.0Dined on 20 March 2018

Some waiters are not conversant in English

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1.0Dined on 14 March 2018

It is as our second visit. It was very fidappointing

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4.0Dined on 14 March 2018

Exquisite dim sum with fragrance tea under yellowish ambiance, a nice place for dim sum rather than traditional chinese restaurant.

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3.0Dined on 10 March 2018

I have wanted to try this place for a while.

Not many choices are the menu, but enough for two people, but like all dim sums places the portions are weird for 2 people as most items come in servings of 3 (e.g. 3 siumai)

We had stopped at Starbucks before arriving at the restaurant, to be told we were not able to have our coffee during lunch but they would keep it warm for us. Which I was surprised that they were able to provide this service. We gave them our coffees.

After the meal, I asked for my coffee back only to find out that their staff had thrown it away. So I asked them to just give me one of their lattes (for which they did not have skim milk, fine I won't be picky) and americano. They brought the new coffees in our old starbucks paper cups (which we had thought they had thrown away... did they just fish these back out from the trash?

Needless to say, if I do go back... which I may not... mental note to get coffee after the meal.

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3.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Excellent food, brusque service. At one point one of the servers tried to take a partially eaten plate away as I was eating from it!

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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Not ordinary dim sums, delicious and tasty. Good service.

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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

A favourite of ours! We like to have regular visits!

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3.0Dined on 1 March 2018

This is primarily a dim sum restaurant. Since it is a guessing game to pick the correct dishes and since you are not likely to pick more than a few since they are not priced to do so, then you must ask questions before ordering. The menu is vague about what a dish is made with. The food was good, but would have been better had the menu been more descriptive. Also, it the portions were more like true dim sum, and the prices matched, you would order more dishes and not be too disappointed if one is not so good.

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5.0Dined on 28 February 2018

Excellent food and service. Some of the best dim sum I’ve had in HK. But be sure to book - it’s very popular.

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3.0Dined on 19 February 2018

Interesting dim sum which is different from the traditional type. Quite expensive.

Open Table has made a mistake with my booking as our booking wasn't on dim sum library's booking list, fortunately they have a table for us.

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3.0Dined on 19 February 2018

The cuisine is innovative and is perfect to take visitors to Hong Kong for a typical dim sum meal. Attentive service coupled with the ambience and cosy interiors makes for a great dining experience
Aqua group restaurants have always been one of the favorite fine dining Hong Kong localions
If they do a set menu or dim sum buffet it would really be perfect

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4.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Premium dim sum with a modern twist. Conveniently located in Pacific Place just off Admiralty Station. Some items are delicious, others are kind of meh. Hard to tell what's good from the text-based menu, so do your homework before placing an order. Great for showy dates, though I wouldn't call it romantic. Expect to spend HK$300 per person.

My recommendations: Wagyu beef puff, sea urchin spring rolls, grouper fillet dumplings

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1.0Dined on 13 February 2018

Poor service
Waitress looking around but not looking to customer
Long wait for the courses
Very very very bad service

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3.0Dined on 7 February 2018

Have been here several times, service was quite poor. Staff were more interested in looking at the floor, rather than being attentive to the diners.

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4.0Dined on 7 February 2018

Just a bit too dark inside .. might be not suitable for elderly people

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3.0Dined on 4 February 2018

Very good food but certain dishes expensive.
Sadly last few visits the service has got progressively worse

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3.0Dined on 31 January 2018

It was a bit disappointing this time. Order was wrong, delivery was slow and even missed, waitress had no reaction or respond to our question, even dessert (which was only an ice cream) needed to be chased 4 times. At last, waited for a long long time to get the bill.

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4.0Dined on 29 January 2018

Good selection of dim sum, noodles, rice bowls. Service was attentive. Suitable for a business lunch.

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