Dim Sum Library

4.1
152 reviews
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$50 and over
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Chinese
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • 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 - Friday
Lunch: 11.30am - 2.15pm
Afternoon Tea: 2.15pm - 5.30pm
Dinnner: 5.30pm - 10.00pm

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday's
Lunch: 10.30am - 2.15pm
Afternoon Tea: 2.15pm - 5.30pm
Dinnner: 5.30pm-10.00pm

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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 152 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.3
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3.8
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4.0
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3.6
Value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KK
1 review
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and ambience. Service was very good. Will be back soon.

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OT
1 review
2.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

I was extremely disappointed by the way the restaurant assigned the time slot for having lunch at Dim Sum Library. I booked a table for lunch on Sept., 13 through the on-line booking. I overlooked the tiny notice in regard to the limit of time to eat-in. I was escorted into the dining table by the waiter without any knowledge that I had to return the table in 90 minutes. Not until a male waiter came to our table suggesting if we’re going to order desert to finish our lunch. I told him that I didn’t expect to eat at such a rush ! He then left our table. Less than 5 minutes, there came the female manager trying to persuade us to finish our lunch. We told her we had just order the desert. She suggested to eat the desert at the bar table. I was so furious that I denied her suggestion right away. The price of the food, the noisy ambient, hasty way to serve the food in order to fill up the tables in several round ... hestitate my patronage to Dim Sum Library again. I think the name “ Dim Sum Express” would be more appropriate to suit the marketing strategy of the restaurant instead of “Dim Sum Library “.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent, tasty well balanced food. Great ambience. Brlliant, attentive service.

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TI
6 reviews
4.0Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great inventive dim sum with good service. Really impressed by food , staff and ambiance. A bit overpriced for dim sum but a great date night or special occasion option.

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H
1 review
3.0Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

It took over ten minutes before our first food arrived, much longer than it had taken on previous occasions. I had the feeling we had been forgotten. Especially at lunch, when time is tighter, service ought to be swift at all times.

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EF
1 review
4.0Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A creative interpretation of classic dim sum dishes, lovely presentation in a modern restaurant.

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CS
1 review
5.0Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every time I come to Dimsum Library, the food gets better and better. It was already great to start with. The twist on the traditional dim sum menu is really worth every visit.

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KP
1 review
3.0Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Decent “fusion” food but very pricy. We had a slight issue in that the restaurant lost our order, and one waiter even asked us if we had finished, when our plates and bowls were clean and obvious we had not eaten. We had waited about 40 minutes when he asked us, and we realised they had lost our order - we thought they were just really busy. Our dishes were mostly fried and it was nice that they were not too oily, but then again, they were not very hot either. If you are looking for traditional dim sum, go elsewhere. You are paying a premium for the fancy “twist” on dim sum, but mostly because it’s a restaurant in Pacific Place.

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TP
1 review
4.0Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food is always very enjoyable. Dim sum has some nice twists. I don’t like the fact that they charge for water!

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A
1 review
4.0Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Fresh taste of traditional dim sum with modern twist. Worth to try!

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AS
1 review
4.0Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Yummy and unconventional DimSum. Food comes quickly and service is fast.

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LM
1 review
3.0Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

They never mentioned that last orders needed to happen by 2:15pm so we were a little disappointed that when we wanted to order more food we only had the afternoon tea menu to choose from.

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BA
1 review
4.0Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The restaurant was great but there was a problem with Opentable. The reservation was sent to me, however the restaurant had no notification. The manager as able to find us a seat even though it was very busy!

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CL
1 review
3.0Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

not bad, not bad, not bad
not bad, not bad, not bad
not bad, not bad, not bad
not bad, not bad, not bad
not bad, not bad, not bad
not bad, not bad, not bad
not bad, not bad, not bad

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OT
1 review
4.0Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food is delicious.

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J
1 review
4.0Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

The food are very good. The table arrangenent could be better if the staff have considered the feeling of the customer.

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TS
1 review
5.0Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is wonderful & tasty with good service. Sure, will come again & recommend to friends !

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KT
1 review
3.0Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Food was amazing, however no one informed us that the restaurant (even though advertised to be closing at 11:00) would have their last orders at 1000 and getting kicked out with attitide from 1015! We literally left while the cleaning lady was starting to clean the floor by 1030!

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TI
1 review
3.0Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

2 dim sum dishes were bit cold when served, which was a bit disappointing specially when compared to the previous visits when everything was hot and perfect.

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BY
1 review
4.0Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The dim sum was delicious, food has improved since I was there last. Everything was served piping hot and well spaced out. The okra and ginger was disappointing however but staff were accommodating and gave us extra ginger which was a definite improvement. Prefer the main dining room as the back room where we were was a bit dark.

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BA
5 reviews
5.0Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The dim sum is exceptional and a wonderful welcome to Hong Kong. Moreover, the ambiance and pleasant service were memorable.

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MM
1 review
4.0Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

If you're new to Dim Sum or want a more elevated, upscale Dim Sum experience, then this is the place. The restaurant is located in the beautiful Pacific Place mall with easy access from Admiralty MTR station. I highly recommend this restaurant if you want an intro to Dim Sim from the friendly staff.

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G
1 review
3.0Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

The promised birthday candle on dessert is not realized at the end.

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CC
1 review
4.0Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food quality is good, but choice is not enough. A bit pricey for lunch.

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KF
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2.0Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

The food was not hot enough especially the waygu puff and the Seared foie gras with Osmanthus smoked coddled eggs.
The eggs were overcooked. Not at all 唐心蛋, likely cooked further by the foie gras. Foie gras was too oily. The waygu puff was not hot enough inside. Quite disappointing!!!

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We had a fabulous lunch. My friend and I enjoyed some specialty dim sum such as Uni springroll & black truffled har kow very much.

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CT
1 review
3.0Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Was expecting a lot more dim sum options, but there was only half a page. Disappointing.

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CM
7 reviews
4.0Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

When I lived in HK I would come here regularly, and the food has always been top notch. The difference in this particular visit is that they sat me in the back room. It's a windowless space that's quite dark and not nice. So long as I'm sat in the front room I'd gladly return to eat here. Oh, and the peak lunch hour has meant that the service was slow and trickly. But still, the food is amazing and I would gladly return.

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AT
1 review
3.0Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

I really love coming for lunch or afternoon, the location and food are perfect. Last two times the service was somehow disappointing - food which we ordered, was only served when we asked for it several times - which was quite annoying. However I love the beetroot dumplings - very delicious. Coming back for sure :)

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OT
2 reviews
5.0Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great care from the servers - good is exquisite - easy from jw Marriott... we went again the next day !!

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MJ
1 review
2.0Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Horrible service! It took over 45 mins to get main course after getting dim sum. No one came to our table during that time to check if we needed drinks etc. I had to get up and go over to the manager to get any attention.

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A
1 review
4.0Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Pleasantly surprised by the nice decor and good food, some with creative twists. Good for groups and business lunch entertainment.

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TE
1 review
5.0Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had a wonderful selection of dumplings and my overseas family was very impressed. Service was a bit fast, plates all coming out together, no time to relax and enjoy each serving. Otherwise very nice, thank you.

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B
1 review
3.0Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The tea was lousy
It was basically computed wayer
I asked the waiter to add moretea leaves
He said it’s like that
You just have to let it brew!
I did let it brew
I know how to drink tea!

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JS
1 review
2.0Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Not sure what all the fuss is about with Dim Sum Library. We ordered exclusively off of the chef recommended page of the menu and enjoyed only one dish - the crispy chicken. The rest of our meal ranged from bland to inedible. Our wine was served at room temperature so that wasn’t even enjoyable as we ordered one glass of white wine and one glass of champagne. There are so many other great dim sum options in Hong Kong, I am baffled why anybody would go to Dim Sum Library unless it was purely for convenience.

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DM
1 review
4.0Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great Dim Sum in a classy location. Only been there for lunch, but given the cost, only occasionally

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5
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4.0Dined on 12 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Nice variety of fusion dim sum with fresh and selective ingredients. Service is good overall and online booking is convenient.

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JC
1 review
3.0Dined on 12 June 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Service needs improvement despite the factor of manpower shortage. Waiters seem not pay attention to your call even though waving hand more than one minute! The Chinese tea is not the one I ordered .

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a
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3.0Dined on 12 June 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

it is good to have online reservation for this restaurant. The dishes outlook are still attractive however they are quite salty and some are oily e.g. bbq pork . hope the food will resume delicious as months ago.

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HM
4 reviews
4.0Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good value, not expensive at all, and the dim sum and other dishes were delicious, some of the best I’ve had in Hong Kong - but in a much classier environment. Good cocktails. Good service - quite Hong Kong style, not overly smiley, and staff are differentiated in the American style, so the ones delivering and clearing food wearing white don’t speak English well.

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